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Transplants / Organ Donations
New computational tool could help match kidney donors to recipients
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:00:00 PDT
DNA-based scoring system uses many genes to predict long-term success of transplantation.

Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses
Manuka honey could stave off catheter-associated UTIs
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT
Manuka honey shows promise for tackling catheter-associated urinary tract infections, after a study found it halted the formation of bacterial biofilms.

Urology / Nephrology
Roller coasters could help pass kidney stones
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Using a 3-D-printed kidney model, researchers found riding on the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Walt Disney World could help pass small kidney stones.

Autism
'Teashirt' gene links autism and kidney problems, new study finds
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT
A gene dubbed the 'Teashirt' by its discoverers has been identified as a link between children with kidney problems and autism, in a new study which has implications for how doctors working on both...

Urology / Nephrology
Researchers take a new step towards non-antibiotic bladder infection therapies
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT
A cross-border team of scientists has gained fresh insight into the development of bladder infections, also known as cystitis.

Urology / Nephrology
UTI testing technology cuts screening time to four hours
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Researchers using DNA sequencing to profile antibiotic resistance in infection have achieved a turnaround time from 'sample to answer' of less than four hours for urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Urology / Nephrology
Few patients with mild chronic kidney disease are at risk for end-stage disease
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:00:00 PDT
The vast majority of patients with mild chronic kidney disease (CKD) managed by primary care doctors have a benign disease with little risk of progression and complications, according to a...

Hypertension
Preterm birth leads to smaller kidneys, higher blood pressure in adulthood
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT
Premature birth cuts short kidney development, resulting in smaller kidney size and higher blood pressure in adulthood, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's Council on...

Urology / Nephrology
Eating more fruits and vegetables cut kidney patients' medicine expense in half
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:00:00 PDT
People with kidney disease who added more fruits and vegetables to their diet had improved blood pressure and cut their medicine expenses nearly in half compared to those who were treated with a...

Urology / Nephrology
Human kidney progenitors isolated, offering new clues to cell renewal
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT
In a first-of-its-kind look at human kidney development, researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles have isolated human nephron progenitor (NP) cells.

Urology / Nephrology
Exercise app reduces incontinence
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Urinary leakage whilst coughing and jumping is common in women. Using a self-administered treatment via a mobile app called Tt® for three months reduced symptoms, led to fewer leakages and...

Cancer / Oncology
Obesity may prolong survival for kidney cancer patients
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT
A surprising new study has linked a high BMI to longer survival for patients with kidney cancer, and there may be a genetic explanation for this finding.

Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness
Slowing progress: Obesity linked to improved survival in kidney cancer
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT
Obesity almost always increases cancer risk and worsens outcomes, but researchers led by scientists at Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report that overweight patients with...

Dermatology
Should I Worry About a Papilloma?
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Papillomas are benign lumps that may cause problems in some locations. Learn about their causes, symptoms, and treatment with this article.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Enlarged prostate: Molecular mechanism clue may explain link to inflammation
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT
Discovery of molecular mechanism may explain how inflammation leads to benign prostatic hyperplasia and improve response to androgen-targeted therapies.

Cancer / Oncology
Accumulation of a product of cell metabolism found to be linked with kidney tumor growth
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Researchers funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) have shown that when the metabolite fumarate accumulates in a hereditary form of renal cancer it leads to an epigenetic reprogramming that...

Urology / Nephrology
Towards better treatment of cystitis
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT
Every year, millions of people are treated for cystitis, but despite its prevalence, the disease is still a scientific mystery.

Stem Cell Research
New method creates endless supply of kidney precursor cells
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Salk Institute scientists have discovered the holy grail of endless youthfulness--at least when it comes to one type of human kidney precursor cell.

Urology / Nephrology
All You Need to Know About Nephritis
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Learn all about nephritis, a condition where the kidney becomes inflamed. This article looks at the causes, symptoms, and treatment of nephritis.

GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology
Gallbladder Disease: What You Need to Know
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 06:00:00 PDT
The gallbladder can be affected by diseases such as gallstones and cholecystitis. Learn about their diagnosis, treatment, and prevention with this article.

Urology / Nephrology
New oral diabetes drugs may also protect patients' kidney health
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT
A recent study indicates that a new class of oral diabetes drugs may help protect patients' kidney health in addition to lowering their blood sugar levels.

Transplants / Organ Donations
Post-transplant anxiety linked to complex instructions, caregiver empathy
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT
Some anxiety is perfectly normal for kidney transplant patients, but new research suggests that medical staff can help patients feel more at ease when they leave the hospital and that could...

Urology / Nephrology
Chronic kidney disease may cause diabetes
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT
A team from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) has discovered a novel link between chronic kidney disease and diabetes.

Urology / Nephrology
What are BUN Levels and What Do They Measure?
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Learn all about BUN levels, how they are measured, and when a BUN test might be used. This article also looks at ways to keep BUN levels healthy.

Urology / Nephrology
Strict blood pressure control may provide long-term benefits for kidney disease patients
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT
For individuals with chronic kidney disease, strict blood pressure control may help protect against premature death. That's the conclusion of a recent analysis of clinical trial data.