UT Southwestern study shows glucagon is key for kidney health

Glucagon, a hormone best known for promoting blood sugar production in the liver, also appears to play a key role in maintaining kidney health. When UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers removed receptors for this hormone from mouse kidneys, the animals developed symptoms akin to chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Hispanics Are Being Impacted By Diabetes and Kidney Disease

Paula Duran, MD, at Baylor Scott & White Health, answers the most common patient questions and reacts to the latest medical research impacting the Hispanic population. Why do Hispanics have a high incidence of diabetes and subsequent kidney disease? Is…

Enzyme in T Cells Worsens Salt-sensitive Hypertension and Related Kidney Damage

Article title: Functional NADPH oxidase 2 (NOX2) in T cells amplifies salt-sensitive hypertension and associated renal damage Authors: Samuel D. Walton, John Henry Dasinger, Emily C. Burns, Mary Cherian-Shaw, Justine M. Abais-Battad, David L. Mattson From the authors: “The results…

Study Shows Mitochondrial Transplantation Effective in Reversing Damage to Kidneys and Kidney Cells

According to the National Kidney Foundation, more than 100,000 Americans are waiting for a kidney transplant, and the demand for donated kidneys far exceeds the supply. In fact, only 25,498 kidney transplants were performed in 2022, and kidney disease impacts 37 million people in the U.S. But a new preclinical study, led by scientists at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, shows that a new technology called mitochondrial transplantation holds promise as a potential therapy that could change the kidney transplant landscape.

Bypassing contrast in patients with kidney disease and contrast allergies may lead to less accurate scans

Upon an arrival to the emergency department for abdominal pain of unknown cause, most non-pregnant adult patients receive a CT scan with IV contrast to diagnose the source of the pain. However, IV contrast can be a risk in patients with severe kidney disease or at risk for an allergic reaction from the dye. When scans are performed without IV contrast, though, they are usually less accurate, which can lead to misdiagnosis.

Study Finds Certain Substances in Urine, Blood Can Predict Kidney Disease Progression

In a new study looking at the long-term effects of hospitalized patients who have acute kidney injury (AKI), a sudden but temporary loss of kidney function, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers found that higher levels of certain biomarkers in urine and blood can predict a patient’s risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Baltimore PKD Research and Clinical Core Center Receives Prestigious ‘Center of Excellence’ Designation from PKD Foundation

The PKD Foundation recently recognized the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s (UMSOM) clinical center that treats polycystic kidney disease (PKD)with a highly prestigious “Center of Excellence” designation. The designation recognizes the center as a leader in providing multidisciplinary, comprehensive clinical services for families affected by autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), a hereditary condition. It is one of just 28 clinical centers in the U.S. to receive this recognition.

UC San Diego Health Named Center of Excellence for Polycystic Kidney Disease

UC San Diego Health has been named a Center of Excellence for polycystic kidney disease (PKD) by the PKD Foundation – the leading advocacy group dedicated to finding treatments and a cure for PKD. UC San Diego Health is one of just 28 institutions nationwide to receive this designation.

Published Real World Evidence Demonstrates KidneyIntelX™ Improved Clinical Decisions and Outcomes in High-Risk Patients with Early-Stage Diabetic Kidney Disease

Renalytix plc (NASDAQ: RNLX) (LSE: RENX) announces the publication of new real-world evidence (RWE) in Primary Care and Community Health demonstrating the Company’s KidneyIntelX bioprognostic™ test resulted in changed clinical decision making for patients in the early-stage of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) being cared for within the Mount Sinai Health System’s Population Health Ambulatory Pharmacy and Condition Management programs.

New Risk Score Predicts Mortality for Atrial Fibrillation Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Mount Sinai researchers develop new risk stratification tool to optimize patient care and outcomes after TAVR

CHOP and Penn Launch Kidney Innovation Center to Accelerate Discovery and Improve Treatment of Kidney Disease Across the Lifespan

In an effort to improve the lives of children and adults with kidney disease, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Penn Medicine are jointly launching the Penn-CHOP Kidney Innovation Center. The first-of-its-kind center will advance research to transform patient care for those of all ages, focusing on the early detection, prevention, and treatment of kidney disease and its complications.

Albupro Plus Dietary Supplements Research from Chula for Kidney Patients and all Healthy People

A lecturer of the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Chula unveils her research on high egg white protein dietary supplement Albupro Plus, functional food for health lovers, now ready for sale.

Intermittent Fasting Protects Kidneys of Obese Mice

New research in mice finds that time-restricted feeding improves markers of kidney and vascular health. The research will be presented this week at the American Physiological Society and American Society for Nephrology Control of Renal Function in Health and Disease conference.

Common Prebiotic Fiber Mitigates Harm of High-salt Diet in Rats

New research in rats finds a diet high in the fiber inulin offered a protective effect against the damage of a high-salt diet. The research will be presented this week at the American Physiological Society and American Society for Nephrology Control of Renal Function in Health and Disease conference

Past Kidney Disease May Increase Preeclampsia Risk, Impair Blood Vessel Health during Pregnancy

A history of kidney problems may put people at a higher risk for impaired blood vessel function, which could lead to high blood pressure, preterm labor and other adverse outcomes, according to the results of a study in rats. The researchers will present their work this week at the American Physiological Society (APS) and American Society for Nephrology Control of Renal Function in Health and Disease conference in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Vitamin D Supplements May Offset Bone Loss Caused by Diabetes Drug

Vitamin D supplementation may help offset damaging bone loss that occurs in some people who take canagliflozin, a commonly prescribed diabetes drug. Researchers will present their work this week at the American Physiological Society (APS) and American Society for Nephrology Control of Renal Function in Health and Disease conference in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Calorie Count More Important than Nutrient Composition in Development of Obesity-related Kidney Disease

Article title: High-calorie diet results in reversible obesity-related glomerulopathy in adult zebrafish regardless of dietary fat Authors: Evan M. Zeitler, J. Charles Jennette, Jennifer E. Flythe, Ronald J. Falk, John S. Poulton From the authors: “This work suggests that macronutrient…

Chronic Kidney Disease is Curable if Detected Early – Chula’s User-friendly CKD Screening Strips with Results in 15 minutes!

A Chula research team has developed a screening strip kit to detect the early stage of chronic kidney disease (CKD) that’s easy to use, yields quick results, increasing the chance of being cured for patients, and helping to cut over 10 billion baht of the ever-increasing annual healthcare costs for CKD patients. The CKD screening strip kits are expected to be released early next year.

Dapagliflozin Found Effective and Safe in Adults with Advanced Kidney Disease

• The sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitor dapagliflozin reduced kidney, cardiovascular, and mortality risks in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease, similar to benefits seen in individuals with normal or moderately impaired kidney function.
• Rates of serious side effects were similar in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease who received dapagliflozin or placebo.

UNH Research: More Than One Way for Animals to Survive Climate Change

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire found that to live in hotter more desert-like surroundings, and exist without water, there is more than one genetic mechanism allowing animals to adapt. This is important not only for their survival but may also provide important biomedical groundwork to develop gene therapies to treat human dehydration related illnesses, like kidney disease.

Surprise Discovery Shows Chronic Heart Dysfunction Protects against Acute Kidney Injury

Article title: Activation of hypoxia-sensing pathways promotes renal ischemic preconditioning following myocardial infarction Authors: Andrew S. Terker, Kensuke Sasaki, Juan Pablo Arroyo, Aolei Niu, Suwan Wang, Xiaofeng Fan, Yahua Zhang, Sochinwechi Nwosisi, Ming-Zhi Zhang, Raymond C. Harris From the authors:…

Study Explores Effects of Exercise on Heart, Lung and Metabolic Physiology during Dialysis

Article title: Cardiopulmonary and metabolic physiology during hemodialysis and inter-/intra-dialytic exercise Authors: Scott McGuire, Elizabeth Jane Horton, Derek Renshaw, Klaris Chan, Nithya Krishnan, Gordon McGregor From the authors: “This study is the first to directly compare cardiopulmonary and metabolic physiology during…