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Nephrology is a branch of internal medicine and pediatrics dealing with the study of the function and diseases of the kidney.
Kumamoto University researchers identify protein that limits severity of Alport syndrome

Kumamoto University researchers identify protein that limits severity of Alport syndrome

Researchers from Kumamoto University, Japan have identified a protein that limits the severity of Alport syndrome, a type of genetic kidney disease. The finding can provide clues that point toward new therapeutic approaches for Alport syndrome. [More]
Study: Only one-third of patients receive living donor kidney transplant pre-emptively

Study: Only one-third of patients receive living donor kidney transplant pre-emptively

A kidney transplant is a life-changing and life-saving procedure. Yet, a new study conducted by Mayo Clinic and the University of Michigan shows that only one-third of patients who ultimately receive a living donor kidney transplant receive it pre-emptively (i.e., before starting dialysis). Less than two-thirds receive a transplant either pre-emptively or within a year of starting dialysis. [More]
New study finds steep decline in basic science publications

New study finds steep decline in basic science publications

A new study has found a steep decline in the number of scholarly papers about basic science published in leading medical journals in the last 20 years. [More]
Electronic medical data could help verify link between maternal obesity and diabetes to autism

Electronic medical data could help verify link between maternal obesity and diabetes to autism

Scientists show they can use electronic medical records and birth information to verify and strengthen an already suspected link between autistic children and pregnant mothers with obesity and diabetes. [More]
Adhering to certain diet may help postpone need for dialysis in CKD patients

Adhering to certain diet may help postpone need for dialysis in CKD patients

Adhering to a certain diet may help postpone the need for dialysis in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. [More]
LMU researchers reveal how crystalline deposits induce cell death

LMU researchers reveal how crystalline deposits induce cell death

Crystal formation plays a defining role in the pathogenesis of a range of common diseases, such as gout and atherosclerosis. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich researchers led by Hans-Joachim Anders have now elucidated how the insoluble deposits induce cell death. [More]
Air pollution exposure increases preterm birth risk

Air pollution exposure increases preterm birth risk

Exposure to high levels of small particle air pollution is associated with an increased risk of preterm birth - before 37 weeks of pregnancy, according to a new study published online in the journal Environmental Health. [More]
Adjuvant Chemotherapy Colon Cancer Trials Should ‘Stratify By MSI, KRAS, BRAF’

Adjuvant Chemotherapy Colon Cancer Trials Should ‘Stratify By MSI, KRAS, BRAF’

A post hoc analysis of the PETACC-8 trial has revealed an interaction between microsatellite instability and BRAF and KRAS mutation status when determining the prognosis of patients with resected stage III colon adenocarcinoma. [More]
Levels of mitochondrial DNA in the blood may predict chronic kidney disease risk

Levels of mitochondrial DNA in the blood may predict chronic kidney disease risk

The health of blood cells' energy-producing mitochondria may predict a person's risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. [More]
UM SOM to team up with industry to develop vaccine for preventing deadly bacterial infections

UM SOM to team up with industry to develop vaccine for preventing deadly bacterial infections

The Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Maryland School of Medicine will participate in a partnership with industry to develop a vaccine to prevent a group of deadly bacterial infections that occur commonly among hospital patients. [More]
Racial disparity in 'previable' preterm births linked to infant mortality problem

Racial disparity in 'previable' preterm births linked to infant mortality problem

Black women are nearly four times more likely than white women to have a baby born between 16 and 22 weeks gestation, a time period in which the life of a baby outside the womb is not viable. [More]
Researchers discover molecular target for DNA repair defects behind Fanconi anemia

Researchers discover molecular target for DNA repair defects behind Fanconi anemia

Researchers have identified a molecular target and experimental treatment strategy for DNA repair defects behind Fanconi anemia – a complex genetic disorder responsible for birth anomalies, organ damage, anemia and cancer. [More]
Buprenorphine superior to methadone in reducing duration of treatment for babies born in drug withdrawal

Buprenorphine superior to methadone in reducing duration of treatment for babies born in drug withdrawal

A study of two opioids used to wean babies born in withdrawal from drugs their mothers have taken shows that buprenorphine is superior to methadone in reducing duration of treatment and length of hospital stay. [More]
New allocation system boosts kidney transplantation rates for black and Hispanic patients on waiting lists

New allocation system boosts kidney transplantation rates for black and Hispanic patients on waiting lists

Year-old changes to the system that distributes deceased donor kidneys nationwide have significantly boosted transplantation rates for black and Hispanic patients on waiting lists, reducing racial disparities inherent in the previous allocation formula used for decades, according to results of research led by a Johns Hopkins transplant surgeon. [More]
Continental Who's Who recognizes Dr. Veryl D. Hodges as a Pinnacle Professional in the healthcare field

Continental Who's Who recognizes Dr. Veryl D. Hodges as a Pinnacle Professional in the healthcare field

Dr. Veryl D. Hodges, D.O., F.A.C.O.I., is recognized by Continental Who's Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Healthcare as a result of his role as Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Clopton Clinic. [More]
Infusing small dose of cytokine can prevent or reverse diabetes-related kidney failure

Infusing small dose of cytokine can prevent or reverse diabetes-related kidney failure

Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, and scientists have found that infusing just a small dose of a cytokine, thought to help cause that failure, can instead prevent or reverse it. [More]
Children in hospital speak to Santa at the North Pole

Children in hospital speak to Santa at the North Pole

This holiday season, children too sick to leave their hospital rooms received an interactive visit from Old St. Nick. [More]
Prevalence of chronic kidney disease considerably varies across Europe

Prevalence of chronic kidney disease considerably varies across Europe

The first study to carefully characterize the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) across Europe found considerable variation. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. [More]
Dietary cocoa flavanols may benefit cardiovascular health of patients with poor kidney function

Dietary cocoa flavanols may benefit cardiovascular health of patients with poor kidney function

Consuming a beverage containing cocoa flavanols improves blood vessel function in patients with kidney failure, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. [More]
CRCHUM researchers find mechanism responsible for rejection of organ transplants

CRCHUM researchers find mechanism responsible for rejection of organ transplants

A new cellular structure responsible for previously unexplained rejection of organ transplants has been identified by researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre. [More]
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