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ANNA awards Nurse Researcher of the Year to Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member

...is award is important because I was nominated by a nephrology nurse researcher peer. In addition, a majority of the association members are nurses in clinical practice, and I think it is important for them to see researchers awarded for their work and to value the use of research findings in clinical practice,"...

ACP publishes 'Hypertension'

...fessor of medicine and director of the division of nephrology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The book's purpose is to succinctly answer the important questions in this area: Is there an ideal blood pressure? How are blood pressure goals to be achieved? What lifestyle modifications can be reco...

Cranberry usage common for urinary tract infections

...n 115 parents of patients treated at the pediatric nephrology clinic at Brenner Children's Hospital were surveyed about their use of cranberry therapy in the treatment of recurrent urinary tract infections (UTI). Patients ranged in age from 6 months to 18 years, with an average age of 10.3 years. The survey re...

Study shows that dialysis patients often have close family members also on dialysis

...ial growth rate of kidney failure," said Freedman, nephrology section head. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the rate of end stage kidney disease jumped from 219 persons per million in 1991 to 334 per million in 2000. "Family members of individuals with chroni...

Kidney-damaging protein offers clue to new treatment

...ts, headed by Manoocher Soleimani, MD, director of nephrology and hypertension at UC and the Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center, report their findings in the Dec. 1, 2005, issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation. The protein, thrombospondin (TSP-1), is known for its role in fighting cancer. It...

Mayo collaboration identifies gene in childhood kidney disease

...ey," explains Peter Harris, Ph.D., the Mayo Clinic nephrology researcher who led the research team. "There is a kind of common linkage among these diseases. Our hope is that this new finding will aid us to devise new treatments for a broad category of disabling disease." Meckel-Gruber kidney disease is separate...

Predicting outcomes for kidney transplant patients

...rasad Devarajan, M.D., director of the division of nephrology and hypertension at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, identified the protein NGAL (neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin) that could be used to predict kidney failure in patients who underwent heart surgery. Now, the same test has p...

CVD patients should be tested for chronic kidney disease

...rnal medicine and physiology and division chief of nephrology at the University Michigan Hospital Medical System in Ann Arbor, Mich. "If one or both tests indicate kidney disease, then patients are at high risk for progressive CVD." The authors recommend combined screening for albuminuria and estimation ...

BIDMC's Terry Strom, M.D., honored by American Society of Nephrology

...as made critically important contributions to both nephrology and transplantation biology through his study of immune tolerance the immune systems ability to recognize and "tolerate" the bodys own cells and molecules in order to prevent organ rejection, a serious problem facing kidney transplant patients. ...

San Francisco VA researcher receives top Veterans Affairs award

...so being honored is Roland C. Blantz, MD, chief of nephrology at the VA San Diego Healthcare System and a professor of nephrology at UC San Diego. ...

Indiana University Imaging Center receives $6M grant for kidney research

...s in vivo, said Bruce Molitoris,M.D., chief of the nephrology division and director of the IndianaCenter for Biological Microscopy. The microscopy systems in conjunction with software designed at thecenter use fluorescent molecules to produce detailed quantitative threedimensional images of cells and to analy...

1 of 2 pediatric kidney disease research centers in world established

...n researchers who can pursue a career in pediatric nephrology research. One research project headed by Drs. Avner and William E. Sweeny Jr., M.S., assistant professor of pediatrics, will explore the growth of cysts in polycystic disease, an inherited disease that is the third-leading cause of chronic kidney fai...

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