Tag Archives: 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.

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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.

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Heart fat predicts risk of death in kidney disease patients

Toronto: International cardiac research led by a University of Alberta medical scientist shows fat deposits around the heart — which can be spotted through simple CT scans — can help predict the risk of death in patients with chronic kidney disease. But the test isn’t common clinical practice in Western Canada, says lead researcher Paolo Raggi.

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Scientists identify mechanisms in kidney disease that trigger heart attacks and strokes

London: The University of Bristol researchers have identified the underlying mechanisms in kidney disease that can contribute to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. The study, published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, aimed to investigate the cellular changes that occur in kidney disease, which also increase the risk of circulatory disease by about the same amount as smoking.

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Chronic kidney disease rising in India: Doctors

New Delhi: Minimal physical activity, unhealthy diet, smoking and drinking are some of the reasons that are resulting in an increased number of chronic kidney diseases – especially among women – in both rural and urban India.

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Could patients’ own kidney cells cure kidney disease?

Approximately 60 million people across the globe have chronic kidney disease, and many will need dialysis or a transplant. Breakthrough research published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) indicates that patients’ own kidney cells can be gathered and reprogrammed. Reprogramming patients’ kidney cells could mean that in the future, fewer patients with kidney disease would require complicated, expensive procedures that affect their quality of life.

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