Nephrology
Simple saliva test may help clinicians diagnose kidney disease

Simple saliva test may help clinicians diagnose kidney disease

Washington: A simple saliva test may be helpful for diagnosing kidney disease, especially in developing countries. The technology will be highlighted at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. more

New strategy may help prevent kidney failure in patients with diabetes

New strategy may help prevent kidney failure in patients with diabetes

Washington: A new strategy may help halt the progression of kidney disease in patients with diabetes. The approach, highlighted in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), addresses a common and serious complication of diabetes. more

Study finds strong genetic risk factor for kidney disease

Study finds strong genetic risk factor for kidney disease

Singapore: An international research collaboration has discovered a strong genetic risk factor for IgA nephropathy (IgAN) — the most common inflammatory kidney disease worldwide — and related renal dysfunction. Published in Science Translational Medicine, the discovery has advanced the researchers’ understanding of IgAN. more

Climate change behind mysterious kidney disease: Study

Climate change behind mysterious kidney disease: Study

New York: A mysterious kidney disease that has killed over 20,000 people in Central America since 2002, and now spreading to other countries including India, may be caused by chronic, severe dehydration linked to global climate change, says a new study. more

New treatment for inherited kidney disease

New treatment for inherited kidney disease

London (IANS): A new treatment, which involves targeting tiny blood vessels inside the kidneys, may slow down the progression of an inherited kidney disease that is affecting around 12.5 million individuals worldwide, research has found. more

‘Recycled’ kidneys for transplant come a step closer

‘Recycled’ kidneys for transplant come a step closer

New York (IANS): Donated kidneys that are discarded due to abnormalities or other factors may soon be “recycled” to engineer tailor-made replacement kidneys for patients, the US scientists have reported in two studies. more

Indian-American scientist finds new way for kidney diagnosis

Indian-American scientist finds new way for kidney diagnosis

Washington (IANS): In a major success, an Indian-American scientist and his colleague have identified a new, less-invasive method to provide diagnostic information on kidney disease and its severity. more

Kidney health better indicator of heart disease risk

Kidney health better indicator of heart disease risk

New York (IANS): Simple parameters of the kidney’s functions and damage may be better at predicting the risk of heart failure and death from heart attack and stroke than traditional tests of cholesterol levels and blood pressure, new research suggests. more

People who develop kidney stones may face increased bone fracture risk

People who develop kidney stones may face increased bone fracture risk

Washington: People who develop kidney stones may be at increased risk of experiencing bone fractures, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). more

New lens design improves kidney stone treatment

New lens design improves kidney stone treatment

Washington: Duke engineers have devised a way to improve the efficiency of lithotripsy — the demolition of kidney stones using focused shock waves. After decades of research, all it took was cutting a groove near the perimeter of the shock wave-focusing lens and changing its curvature. more