Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lowering urine protein aids renal function in rare kidney disease

(HealthDay)—Reducing urinary protein aids patients with the rare kidney disease focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), according to a study published online Aug. 10 in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Protecting the kidneys from failing

Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a common cause of steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome, a type of kidney disease that is accompanied by massive urinary protein loss and that may progress to end-stage renal disease. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Faulty gene regulation triggers the kidney disease FSGS

The Clinical Institute of Pathology at the MedUni Vienna has discovered a previously unknown mechanism in the regulation of gene expression that leads to the development of a chronic renal condition known as focal segmental ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Circulating blood factor linked with a leading cause of kidney failure

Patients with a disease that is a leading cause of kidney failure tend to have high levels of a particular factor circulating in their blood, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American ...

Surgery

Kidney transplanted twice in two weeks

For the first time, a kidney that had been donated to a patient in need was removed and implanted into a new patient, the third individual to have the organ, after it failed in the first transplant recipient. Ray Fearing, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Gene variant increases risk of kidney disease in African-Americans

African-Americans with two copies of the APOL1 gene have about a 4 percent lifetime risk of developing a form of kidney disease, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health. The finding brings scientists ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Better ways to predict kidney disease risk for African Americans

Compared to European Americans, African Americans are four to five times more likely to develop kidney failure. Also, family members of African Americans with kidney failure have an increased risk of developing kidney failure, ...

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