Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers identify promising new drug target for kidney disease

Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified a regulator protein that plays a crucial role in kidney fibrosis, a condition that leads to kidney failure. Finding this regulator provides a new therapeutic ...

Health

ASN: most nephrology fellows would recommend specialty

Perceptions of the nephrology job market continue to improve and most nephrology fellows would recommend the nephrology specialty, according to a report presented by the American Society of Nephrology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Kidney patients are the most complex patients

A study published in JAMA Network Open shows nephrologists treat the most complex patients. As ERA-EDTA president Professor Carmine Zoccali explains, kidney patients are highly vulnerable and need special care, but nephrology ...

Medical economics

Job market for nephrologists continuing to improve

(HealthDay)—The job market for new nephrologists is continuing to improve, and most fellows would recommend nephrology to medical students or residents, according to a report published online Oct. 15 by the American Society ...

Pediatrics

AAP outlines appropriate pediatric nephrology testing

(HealthDay)—As part of the Choosing Wisely campaign, a list of specific nephrology tests and procedures that are commonly ordered but not always needed when treating children for kidney-related conditions has been released ...

Health

ASN: insufficient sleep might increase risk of kidney disease

(HealthDay)—Lack of sleep may be a gateway to chronic kidney disease, at least for women, a new study suggests. The results of the study are scheduled to be presented at the American Society of Nephrology's Kidney Week ...

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Nephrology

Nephrology (from Greek νεφρός – nephros, "kidney", combined with the suffix -logy, "the study of") is a branch of internal medicine and pediatrics dealing with the study of the function and diseases of the kidney.

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