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Medicaid Expansion increased low-income patient access to kidney transplants

even though minorities are substantially more likely than white individuals to end up with late-stage kidney disease," said the study's lead author Meera Nair Harhay, MD, an assistant professor of medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 21 Jun 2018

Medication used to treat kidney stones is ineffective, professors find

Researchers in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences found that a medication commonly used to pass kidney stones is actually ineffective, according to a release from the school Monday. Over a six-year period, two professors conducted a clinical trial ...

Source: The GW Hatchet
Published: 21 Jun 2018

How to avoid kidney failure

According to a Nigerian-American physician, a professor in Medicine and Translation Research, Samuel Dagogo-Jack, “there are many identified factors causing chronic kidney disease. However, the prevalence of these factors differs to varying extent in ...

Source: The Sun
Published: 21 Jun 2018

Innovation Renews Hope for Patients with Kidney Disease

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) All of Us Research Program is a groundbreaking scientific effort to gather data from at least a million Americans to develop precision medicine techniques -- with far-reaching implications. A second, more kidney ...

Source: MedPage Today
Published: 12 Jun 2018

Act of generosity kicks off 8-patient kidney 'transplant chain'

Shaw’s kidney was given to the recipient of the first of three ... recover from and resulted in some mild organ rejection that he was able to overcome with medicine. But Robertson said he has no regrets, and the transplant resolved the blurry vision ...

Source: The State Journal-Register
Published: 20 Jun 2018

New clinical trial finds no evidence to support use of tamsulosin for kidney stones

revealed no significant support for the use of tamsulosin for kidney stones. The results, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, found no significant effect of patient-reported passage or capture of the stone. "There is no known medication for helping ...

Source: News Medical
Published: 18 Jun 2018

Medicaid Expansion Has Helped Low-Income Kidney Failure Patients Get on the Transplant Waitlist Before Starting Dialysis

To investigate, Meera Nair Harhay, MD, MSCE, FASN (Drexel University College of Medicine) and her colleagues examined information from the United Network of Organ Sharing database on adults listed for kidney transplantation before dialysis dependence in ...

Source: Newswise
Published: 21 Jun 2018

Acute Kidney Injury Episodes Before Dialysis May Pose Post-Dialysis Harm

Nephrology researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine found that hospitalizations associated with acute kidney injury (AKI) in the pre-dialysis period adversely impacted dialysis outcomes. The study, conducted in collaboration ...

Source: healthnews.uc.edu
Published: 19 Jun 2018

Recent clinical trial finds tamsulosin not effective in kidney stone passage

revealed no significant support for the use of tamsulosin for kidney stones. The results, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, found no significant effect of patient-reported passage or capture of the stone. "There is no known medication for helping ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 18 Jun 2018

Awardees Named By Largest U.S. Kidney Patient Organization

Key Influencers in Policy, Science, Medicine and Federal Civil Service Recognized TAMPA, Fla., June 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) formally announced 2018 recipients of their highly competitive national awards.

Source: Yahoo Finance
Published: 13 Jun 2018

Agarwal Addresses Sequencing Challenges in Kidney Cancer

University of Utah School of Medicine, Huntsman Cancer Institute, discussed his preferred sequencing strategies for treating patients with kidney cancer, and ongoing immunotherapy research in the field. Until last year, the first-line agents were sunitinib ...

Source: OncLive.com
Published: 19 Jun 2018

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Announces Participation in a Renal Disease Panel at the JMP Securities Life Sciences Conference on Thursday, June 21st

BOSTON, June 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:KERX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on bringing innovative medicines to people with kidney disease ... indications for Keryx's first medicine, Auryxia (ferric citrate ...

Source: Nasdaq
Published: 20 Jun 2018

Non-invasive MRI reveals kidney disease, cognitive impairment correlation in pediatric patients

Children with chronic kidney disease may have an increased risk of cognitive ... in Radiology and vice chair for research in neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Detre and colleagues evaluated cerebral blood ...

Source: Health Imaging
Published: 12 Jun 2018

Researchers at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Target Kidney Transplants (Impact of the pretransplant dialysis modality on kidney transplantation…

Financial support for this research came from Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou (see also Transplant Medicine - Kidney Transplants). According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Pretransplant HD contributed to higher risks of death-censored ...

Source: Insurancenewsnet.com
Published: 15 Jun 2018

Study uncovers new information concerning childhood kidney disease

Sampson, MD, MSCE (University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan ... were associated with decreased expression of specific HLA genes within the kidney's filtration barrier in patients with NS. (HLA genes code for proteins that are ...

Source: EurekAlert!
Published: 14 Jun 2018

Treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma in older patients: A network meta-analysis.

More than half of patients diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma (RCC ... Neeraj Agarwal Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States., Division of Medical ...

Source: UroToday
Published: 15 Jun 2018

Gym Rats Are at Risk of This Once-Obscure Kidney Disease

Shamburger’s mother was referencing rhabdomyolysis, an obscure kidney disorder that has become increasingly ... an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist based in Charleston, South Carolina, told The Daily Beast. “The breakdown products of muscle ...

Source: The Daily Beast
Published: 18 Jun 2018

Medicaid Expansion Under the ACA Increased Low-Income Patient Access to Kidney Transplants

even though minorities are substantially more likely than white individuals to end up with late-stage kidney disease,” said the study’s lead author Meera Nair Harhay, MD, an assistant professor of medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Source: Drexel University
Published: 21 Jun 2018

Study provides insights into genetics underlying debilitating pediatric kidney disease

Sampson, MD, MSCE (University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan ... were associated with decreased expression of specific HLA genes within the kidney's filtration barrier in patients with NS. (HLA genes code for proteins that are ...

Source: News Medical
Published: 15 Jun 2018

UT Southwestern investigators identify missing link in kidney cancer prognosis

Kidney cancer is notorious for its variability ... 16 members of the National Academy of Medicine, and 15 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators. The faculty of more than 2,700 is responsible for groundbreaking medical advances and is committed ...

Source: EurekAlert!
Published: 12 Jun 2018

The Risk of Failure With HLA Mismatch and Recipient Age in First Pediatric (<18 years) Kidney Transplants

Kidney allografts from deceased donors HLA mismatched 0 to ... 2 Departments of Pediatrics, Surgery, Medical Microbiology/Immunology and Laboratory Medicine/Pathology, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

Source: LWW Journals
Published: 16 Jun 2018

Kidney cancers steal genes from other cells to spread

They used human kidney and breast cancer cell lines taken from samples ... Dr Nathan Richardson, Head of Molecular and Cellular Medicine at the MRC, said: “Understanding what enables cancers to metastasize and establish secondary cancers around the ...

Source: Knowridge
Published: 08 Jun 2018

Study aims to improve kidney transplant outcomes

Improving outcomes for kidney transplant patients is the goal of newly published research led by Liise K. Kayler, clinical professor of surgery. “After surgery, there is some recovery and healing that happens, and health care providers give medications ...

Source: University at Buffalo
Published: 19 Jun 2018

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher receives award to study kidney cancer vaccine

Patients with metastatic kidney cancer often stop treatment when their tumor becomes resistant to the therapies they are receiving. Ebos is studying a vaccine designed to inhibit the tumor growth that often happens when treatment has stopped. If proven ...

Source: Healio
Published: 19 Jun 2018

USM student battling kidney disease needs transplant

A University of Southern Mississippi student is reaching out to the Pine Belt asking for help. Chris Milhas, 30, is battling kidney disease and needs a new kidney. Milhas has also started a blog, hoping to find a donor soon. He's a junior, majoring in ...

Source: WDAM-TV
Published: 15 Jun 2018

AskNadia: Kidney Anti-Rejection Medication Causing Diabetes

Recipients of a kidney transplant are put on a maintenance anti-rejection drug therapy because the body’s immune system will identify the kidney as a foreign object and send out t cells in droves, to destroy it. The anti-rejection drugs prevent these t ...

Source: Diabetes Health
Published: 19 Jun 2018

Bill protecting consumers suffering from kidney disease and addiction advances to Assembly

the California State Senate today approved legislation with bipartisan support seeking to put an end to insurance schemes carried out by profit driven businesses primarily targeted at individuals undergoing treatment for kidney disease and addiction.

Source: Lake County News
Published: 21 Jun 2018

University of Chicago Medicine Deploys DaVita Data Sharing Technology to Help Patients on Its Kidney Transplant Waitlist

CHICAGO, June 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita Inc. (DVA), a leading provider of kidney care services in the United States, and the University of Chicago Medicine today announced the successful implementation of the ...

Source: Yahoo Finance
Published: 06 Jun 2018