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All posts tagged "kidney"
Drug Reduces High Potassium Levels in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients
Research published found that the investigational drug, Patiromer, decreased high potassium levels and maintained normal potassium levels in patients with chronic kidney disease. The results of a multicenter trial appear in the New England Journal of Medicine....
- Posted December 1, 2014
New Kidney Policy Will Improve Patient and Transplant Survival
The matching of donor organs to transplant patients is a delicate process, but it appears a newly approved US policy regarding allocation of kidneys from deceased donors will likely improve patient and transplant survival. A study appearing...
- Posted May 20, 2014
Statin Therapy Lowers Cholesterol, But Does Not Protect Kidneys
Lowering LDL cholesterol through statin-based treatment did not slow kidney disease progression within five years in a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The results indicate that while LDL...
- Posted May 2, 2014
Wearable Dialysis Gives Kidney Patients New Lease on Life
Without treatment, kidney failure is deadly. However, even the best treatments are not ideal. Patients have to be treated with a dialysis machine at home or in hospital, sometimes as often as once every four hours. Patients...
- Posted April 24, 2014
Study of Kidney Disease Yields Major Insights Into Regulation of Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Health
A new study of a rare kidney disease has allowed researchers to gain new insights into how blood pressure is regulated. A family affected by the disease carries mutations in two important genes, which the scientists found...
- Posted January 24, 2012
Donor’s Genetic Profile Predicts Transplant Success
The lifespan of a donated organ is a critical factor for the lives of patients receiving transplants. A new study of the genetic profile of donors and the success of patients receiving a kidney from them reveals...
- Posted May 10, 2011