Surgery

Simple device improves care after kidney transplantation

In a published study, a team from Lawson Health Research Institute has found that a simple device can reduce swelling after kidney transplantation. The geko device, manufactured by Sky Medical Technology Ltd and distributed ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The impact of COVID-19 on people with kidney failure

A new analysis reveals that individuals with kidney failure have faced especially high hospitalization and death rates during the COVID-19 pandemic. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of JASN, support prioritization ...

Genetics

Scientists develop breath test for methylmalonic acidemia

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have developed a breath test that measures how well patients with methylmalonic acidemia (MMA) respond to receiving liver or combined liver and kidney transplantation. Researchers ...

Medications

Terlipressin bests placebo in type 1 hepatorenal syndrome

(HealthDay)—For patients with type 1 hepatorenal syndrome (HRS-1), terlipressin is more effective than placebo for reversal of HRS, according to a study published in the March 4 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Transplant beneficial for kidney failure in sickle cell

(HealthDay)—Patients with kidney failure who receive a kidney transplant, including those with sickle cell disease, have lower mortality, according to a study published online Feb. 25 in the Clinical Journal of the American ...

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