Noninvasive monitoring of chronic kidney disease (CKD) using pH and perfusion imaging

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a feature of inherited metabolic disorders such as methylmalonic acidimia (MMA), which can cause impaired growth and low metabolic activity to delay the diagnosis and management of renal disease. In a new report now published on Science Advances, KowsalyaDevi Pavuluri and colleagues at the interdisciplinary Continue Reading

Kidney transplants covered by Medicaid increased in states after Medicaid expansion

Medicaid expansion has helped more young, low-income adults with advanced kidney disease to avoid the costs and poor quality-of-life associated with dialysis, reports a study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine from researchers at Drexel University College of Medicine and the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel. The Continue Reading

A leap forward in kidney disease research: Scientists develop breakthrough in vitro model

Kidneys work to constantly filter blood and remove toxins from the body. Conditions such as chronic kidney disease (CKD) are characterized by a reduced ability to perform this essential function. CKD incidence is growing and more than 1.4 million individuals depend on dialysis or kidney transplant for survival. Development of Continue Reading

Fluoride may diminish kidney and liver function in adolescents, study suggests

Fluoride exposure may lead to a reduction in kidney and liver function among adolescents, according to a study published by Mount Sinai researchers in Environment International in August. The study examined the relationship between fluoride levels in drinking water and blood with kidney and liver health among adolescents participating in Continue Reading

Should polycystic kidney disease patients be screened for brain aneurysms?

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is characterized by progressive development of kidney cysts, as well as abnormalities outside the kidneys, including brain aneurysms—or weaknesses in blood vessels in the brain that balloon and fill with blood and may later rupture. A new study appearing in CJASN investigated whether patients Continue Reading

Bariatric surgery up in patients with end-stage kidney disease

(HealthDay)—For patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), there has been an increase in bariatric surgery, with proportional use of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy increasing, according to a study published online July 25 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Kyle H. Sheetz, M.D., from the University of Michigan Continue Reading

Noninvasive device could benefit patients with kidney disease, congestive heart failure, or dehydration

For patients with kidney failure who need dialysis, removing fluid at the correct rate and stopping at the right time is critical. This typically requires guessing how much water to remove and carefully monitoring the patient for sudden drops in blood pressure. Currently there is no reliable, easy way to Continue Reading

Noninvasive device could benefit patients with kidney disease, congestive heart failure, or dehydration

For patients with kidney failure who need dialysis, removing fluid at the correct rate and stopping at the right time is critical. This typically requires guessing how much water to remove and carefully monitoring the patient for sudden drops in blood pressure. Currently there is no reliable, easy way to Continue Reading

Kidney doctor who sounded the alarm on vaccine damage was targeted for murder when the brake lines of her vehicle were secretly clamped

Many in the natural health community are already aware of the recent death threat that vaccine truth advocate Dr. Suzanne Humphries received from an anonymous assailant. But what you may not realize is that Dr. Humphries was previously targeted for murder when someone maliciously severed the brake lines on her Continue Reading

1 out of 200 kidney surgery recipients DIE in just 30 days after the procedure, new study warns

A recent analysis published in the journal BJU International revealed that all forms of kidney surgery were associated with a slight increase in 30-day mortality. As part of the study, a team of British researchers pooled data from the British Association of Urological Surgeons National Nephrectomy Audit with a total cohort population of more Continue Reading

Higher Kidney Stone Risk For Postmenopausal Women On Estrogen Therapy

Healthy postmenopausal women who receive estrogen therapy have a higher risk of developing kidney stones (nephrolithiasis), according to researchers from Dallas, Texas, in an article published in Archives of Internal Medicine, October 11. Estrogen therapy, also known as estrogen replacement therapy uses estrogen hormones to treat the symptoms of menopause. Continue Reading