The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is grateful that the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) has responded to urgent requests from living donors, patients, their families, and ASN, to commit to honoring promises to living donors in its forthcoming new kidney allocation system.
New Treatment for Urinary Tract Cancer Could Prevent Kidney Dialysis, Transplant
UC San Diego Health is now offering a new treatment for patients with low-grade upper tract urothelial cancer that could safely avoid removal of the entire kidney, which may prevent the need for dialysis or kidney transplant in the future.
Kidney Resident Macrophages Share Properties across Species, May Lead to Targeted Treatment for Kidney Diseases
Article title: Kidney resident macrophages in the rat have minimal turnover and replacement by blood monocytes Authors: Kurt A. Zimmerman, Zhengqin Yang, Jeremie M. Lever, Zhang Li, Mandy J. Croyle, Anupam Agarwal, Bradley K. Yoder, James F. George From the…
Heparin-based Blood Purification Protects Baboon Kidneys in Severe Pneumonia, Sepsis
Article title: Heparin-based blood purification attenuates organ injury in baboons with S. pneumoniae pneumonia Authors: Lingye Chen, Bryan D. Kraft, Victor L. Roggli, Zachary R. Healy, Christopher W. Woods, Ephraim L. Tsalik, Geoffrey S. Ginsburg, David M. Murdoch, Hagir B.…
How does the one-humped Arabian camel survive without drinking?
Research led by scientists at the University of Bristol has shed new light on how the kidneys of the one-humped Arabian camel play an important role in helping it to cope with extremes.
Could a Urine Test Help Assess Aspects of Cystic Fibrosis?
• Studies conducted in mouse models, patients with cystic fibrosis, and different types of cells have helped to define how cystic fibrosis affects the kidneys.
• A urine test may help to assess aspects of cystic fibrosis in patients, which may be useful for testing the effectiveness of new medications.