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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Dosing Begins in Phase 3 IgA Nephropathy Clinical Trial

According to a story from BioSpace, the biopharmaceutical company Retrophin, Inc., recently announced that the first patient has been treated in the company's Phase 3 clinical trial testing sparsentan as…

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Clinical Trials Underway for Potential Lupus Nephritis and FSGS Treatment
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Clinical Trials Underway for Potential Lupus Nephritis and FSGS Treatment

According to Business Wire, a pharmaceutical company, Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc., recently announced that they have enrolled the first lupus nephritis patients in the AURORA 2 extension study. Not only this, but Aurinia…

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The First Patient Has Been Dosed in a Clinical Trial of a Drug to Treat FSGS
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The First Patient Has Been Dosed in a Clinical Trial of a Drug to Treat FSGS

The biopharmaceutical company Complexa, Inc., has announced that the first patient has been dosed on the Phase 2 clinical trial FIRSTx. FIRSTx is a study of the experimental drug CXA-10…

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Pfizer is Likely to Halt It’s Phase 3 Trial of a Treatment for Recurrent Kidney Cancer Following Disappointing Results
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Pfizer is Likely to Halt It’s Phase 3 Trial of a Treatment for Recurrent Kidney Cancer Following Disappointing Results

The phase 3 trial of the drug Inlyta for the treatment of patients with a high risk of recurrent renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) following nephrectomy (removal of a kidney)…

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Researchers Discover Causes of Graft-Verus-Host-Disease
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Researchers Discover Causes of Graft-Verus-Host-Disease

Research into graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD), a condition that can occur after bone marrow transplants, has yielded promising results. A study, reported by BrightSurf, found that a particular group of microRNA molecules involved…

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