Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Severe acute kidney injuries rise rapidly nationwide

Severe acute kidney injuries are becoming more common in the United States, rising 10 percent per year and doubling over the last decade, according to a retrospective study at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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, ...

Medical research

Hydrogen sulfide reduces glucose-induced injury in kidney cells

Hydrogen sulfide, a gas notorious for its rotten-egg smell, may have redeeming qualities after all. It reduces high glucose-induced production of scarring proteins in kidney cells, researchers from The University of Texas ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers develop blood test to detect membranous nephropathy

Research conducted by a pair of physicians at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) has led to the development of a test that can help diagnose membranous nephropathy in its early stages. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Low blood pressure during dialysis increases risk of clots

A sudden drop in blood pressure while undergoing dialysis has long vexed many kidney patients. Side effects associated with this situation over the long term range from stroke to seizure to heart damage to death. Patients ...

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