Can Chronic Kidney Patients Undergo a TAVR Procedure?
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Can Chronic Kidney Patients Undergo a TAVR Procedure?

Chronic kidney disease patients often develop aortic stenosis, which requires a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure to treat. The question arises: will a TAVR procedure worsen the renal function…

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Patients with Severe AKI Don’t Benefit from Accelerated Therapy
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Patients with Severe AKI Don’t Benefit from Accelerated Therapy

  There's no misunderstanding this fact: renal-replacement therapy is effective for patients with severe acute kidney injuries (AKI). However, states Kenny Walter in MD Magazine, the efficacy of this treatment can depend…

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This Criteria Helps Predict Chronic Kidney Disease in Lupus Nephritis Patients
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This Criteria Helps Predict Chronic Kidney Disease in Lupus Nephritis Patients

Lupus nephritis causes kidney inflammation and can often lead to chronic kidney disease (CKD). An issue that medical professionals have faced is predicting the likelihood of individual patients developing CKD.…

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Alternate Method for Staging Chronic Kidney Disease Could be Cheaper and More Widely Available
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Alternate Method for Staging Chronic Kidney Disease Could be Cheaper and More Widely Available

According to a story from Physician's Weekly, while measuring the concentration of albumin (albuminuria) is widely considered the standard method for staging and screening for chronic kidney disease, a different…

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High ROBO2 Protein Levels in Chronic Kidney Disease Point to a New Therapeutic Target

  According to a recent article in EurekaAlert, researchers at the University of Boston recently published their new study investigating ROBO2. The ROBO2 signaling pathway has emerged as a therapeutic…

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An Experimental Treatment for Primary Hyperoxaluria has Earned Rare Pediatric Disease Designation
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An Experimental Treatment for Primary Hyperoxaluria has Earned Rare Pediatric Disease Designation

According to a story from BioSpace, the biopharmaceutical company Dicerna Therapeutics, Inc. has announced recently that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Rare Pediatric Disease designation to…

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Is There Too Much Variability in Hyperkalemia Management?
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Is There Too Much Variability in Hyperkalemia Management?

  The virtually-held National Kidney Foundation 2020 Spring Clinical Meetings explored various topics relating to nephrological conditions, treatment, and patient outcomes. One presentation, spearheaded by Dr. Adam Weinstein, MD, and…

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New Program Will Let Paramedics Visit Chronically Ill Patients Regularly in Their Homes, Reducing ER Visits
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New Program Will Let Paramedics Visit Chronically Ill Patients Regularly in Their Homes, Reducing ER Visits

Ocala Fire Rescue Department (OFD) has just launched a "community paramedicine program." The primary aim of this new program is to help keep patients who frequently call 911 out of…

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Korsuva Given Breakthrough Therapy Indication, Treats Itching from Chronic Kidney Disease
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Korsuva Given Breakthrough Therapy Indication, Treats Itching from Chronic Kidney Disease

According to a news release from Biospace, recent data from the KALM-2 Phase III trial highlighted how Korsuva, an injectable, is beneficial in treating severe itching associated with severe chronic…

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He Waited Five Years to Receive a Kidney Transplant and Then the Kidney Was Given to the Wrong Patient

According to a report by ABC News, Virtua Health, one of the largest healthcare providers in New Jersey, claimed to have a forty-year history of organ transplant completions. Nonetheless, a…

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NIH-funded studies show stents and surgery no better than medication, lifestyle changes at reducing cardiac events

Researchers find stents, surgery provide higher quality of life for those with chest pain. Invasive procedures such as bypass surgery and stenting—commonly used to treat blocked arteries—are no better at…

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In Response to COVID-19, the American Kidney Fund Launches Emergency Fund for Low Income Patients
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In Response to COVID-19, the American Kidney Fund Launches Emergency Fund for Low Income Patients

The American Kidney Fund (AKF) has recently announced the formation of a Coronavirus Emergency Fund intended to support low income dialysis and transplant patients who may face unanticipated financial challenges…

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Using Machine Learning and Biopsies to Study the Origins of Chronic Kidney Disease Linked to Diabetes
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Using Machine Learning and Biopsies to Study the Origins of Chronic Kidney Disease Linked to Diabetes

According to a story from Healio, chronic kidney disease and diabetes are closely related. Kidney disease is unfortunately a frequent complication of both type 1 and 2 diabetes. In the…

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Patients with End Stage Chronic Kidney Disease are at Greater Risk for COVID-19
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Patients with End Stage Chronic Kidney Disease are at Greater Risk for COVID-19

According to a story from Healio, researchers are hard at work determining who could be at the greatest risk from infection with COVID-19/coronavirus. So far, the elderly, people with heart…

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Acthar Gel Reduces Proteinuria for IgA Nephropathy Patients in Pilot Study
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Acthar Gel Reduces Proteinuria for IgA Nephropathy Patients in Pilot Study

According to a story from Yahoo Finance, the biopharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt recently released findings from an open label pilot study which tested the impact of Acthar Gel (corticotropin injection) as…

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Study Examines Neurological Differences in Cystinosis Patients
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Study Examines Neurological Differences in Cystinosis Patients

In a study published recently in the Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, a team of researchers identified distinct variations in the neuroanatomical and neuropsychiatric phenotypes of cystinosis patients. Phenotype refers to visible,…

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The Future of Patient-Reported Outcomes in Chronic Kidney Disease
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The Future of Patient-Reported Outcomes in Chronic Kidney Disease

According to a story from docwirenews.com, health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is going to be significantly impacted in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), especially as the disease progresses. Biomarkers…

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