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Semaglutide significantly reduces risk of major kidney disease events, cardiovascular outcomes and mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease

Written by | 28 May 2024

Semaglutide significantly reduces risk of major kidney disease events, cardiovascular outcomes and mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease, groundbreaking study reveals A pioneering… read more.

Patient-led intervention first to successfully address multiple difficult symptoms in dialysis patients

Written by | 17 Jul 2023

When a patient with chronic kidney disease finally reaches the point that their kidneys fail, doctors have a treatment available: dialysis. But undergoing dialysis often brings a high burden of other… read more.

Treating asymptomatic elevated blood pressure linked to cardiac and kidney injury

Written by | 4 Jun 2023

Blood pressure is closely monitored in hospitalized patients. Severely high blood pressure can lead to a heart attack, stroke, or damage blood vessels and organs including the heart,… read more.

Awake patients can have kidney stones moved, blasted

Written by | 11 Oct 2022

A new technique which combines the use of two ultrasound technologies may offer an option to move kidney stones out of the ureter with minimal pain and no… read more.

Pediatric kidney transplant patients fare better when kidney is from live donor

Written by | 18 Aug 2022

Do pediatric kidney transplant patients have better long-term outcomes when their kidney comes from living, biologically unrelated donors compared to deceased donors? A new UC Davis Health study finds that… read more.

Researchers identify key regulators of urinary concentration in the kidney

Written by | 27 Apr 2022

Proper function of the kidney is critical for concentrating urine, regulating blood pressure, and for the tight control of electrolyte levels in the blood. The kidney achieves these… read more.

Research in human kidney organoids reveals target to prevent irreversible kidney damage

Written by | 13 Apr 2022

To a certain extent, kidneys have the capacity to repair themselves after being injured, but a switch can occur from such intrinsic repair to incomplete repair that leads… read more.

Increased risk of dementia in patients hospitalized for acute kidney injury

Written by | 8 Apr 2022

Acute kidney injury (AKI) causes biochemical changes in the brain in animal models and is associated with adverse neurological complications in hospitalized patients. While there is no known… read more.

Racial disparities in kidney transplantation access are highest among young adults

Written by | 3 Mar 2022

In a retrospective study of adults initiating kidney failure treatment during 2011-2018, disparities in kidney transplantation by race were highest among patients age 22-44 years of age. Within this… read more.

Alternative to using race in kidney function test found

Written by | 24 Nov 2021

Kaiser Permanente study supports eventual use of new way to estimate kidney function. Researchers have identified an approach to remove race from equations used to estimate a person’s… read more.

GSK announces positive headline results from five phase III studies of daprodustat for patients with anaemia due to chronic kidney disease

Written by | 28 Jul 2021

GlaxoSmithKline plc announced positive headline results from five studies of the Phase III ASCEND programme, evaluating the efficacy and safety profile of daprodustat, an investigational oral hypoxia-inducible factor… read more.

Antibody-targeted immunotoxins could help treat liver fibrosis

Written by | 22 Jul 2021

University of California – San Diego In mouse models of human disease, immunotoxins targeting the protein mesothelin prevent liver cells from producing collagen, a precursor to fibrosis and… read more.

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