Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lymphocytopenia may predict greater severity in COVID-19

(HealthDay)—Lymphocytopenia may be predictive of disease severity in patients with COVID-19, according to a study published online July 10 in the International Journal of Laboratory Hematology.

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Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis rare with newer GBCA exposure

(HealthDay)—The occurrence of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) appears to be rare after exposure to newer gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCA), according to a review published online June 23 in the Annals of Internal ...

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Mortality rates higher following kidney injury, research finds

New research from the University of Cincinnati shows kidney failure resulting from acute kidney injury (AKI) leads to a higher risk of death in the first six months compared to kidney failure from diabetes or other causes ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Blood protein predicts poor COVID-19 outcomes

Low levels of the blood protein renalase predict poor outcomes in patients with COVID-19, Yale researchers report. They are planning to ask for expedited approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to investigate ...

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Kidney problems more prevalent in NYC COVID-19 patients

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients at a New York City medical facility had higher rates of kidney complications than other COVID-19 patient groups in different areas of the U.S. and other countries, according to a new study from ...

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Specific kidney proximal tubular injury caused by SARS-CoV-2

A French study investigated acute Fanconi syndrome as a kidney injury associated with COVID-19. The hallmark of the syndrome is increased excretion or loss of certain substances (such as protein, phosphate or glucose) in ...

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