Tag: "kidneys" at medical news
Indiana University Imaging Center receives $6M grant for kidney research
...ced light microscopy systems to conductresearch in kidneys
and other organs 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 t...
Quality versus quantity -- transforming kidney transplant policy
...decision process. The majority of deceased-donor kidneys
are allocated to patients with end-stage renal dis...te death from renal ailments. As a result, donated kidneys
in excellent condition may be given to patients who are almost certain to die long before the replac...
Treatment of kidney condition requires an individualized approach
...ed that the chance of the disease recurring in the kidneys
was greater in the group of patients treated with treatment 2. Shingles also occurred more frequently in this group. However, Grootscholten could not demonstrate a difference between treatment 1 and treatment 2 in terms of long-term kidney function. ...
Machine preservation may promote more organ sharing
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Preserving the kidneys
of deceased older donors on a pump as opposed to ...t University Baptist Medical Center. "By placing kidneys
on a portable pump, preservation times can be safely extended to permit more time for sharing organs...
Who receives a kidney transplant first?
...her complicated by the reality that deceased donor kidneys
are variable in their quality while patients, to a large extent, rely on their doctors to make appropriate decisions for them regarding candidacy and allocation. Patients have an expectation that the system will be fundamentally fair, and any mod...
A new, nanoporous ceramic filter offers hope to kidney-dialysis patients
...alysis to clean the toxins from your blood as your kidneys
once did, you would not live more than a few days....which is attached to a tubule. Every 24 hours, the kidneys
filter about 200 quarts of fluid, returning 198 quarts of purified fluid to the bloodstream and excr...
First step in developing heart hormone-based pill to control high blood pressure
... The Heart-Kidney Link In heart failure, the kidneys
also can become impaired and salt and water retention can occur, resulting in congestion. Reduced kidney function leads to buildup of toxins in the blood that can disable a person -- and progress to kidney failure that requires lifelong dialysis, or ...
Clevidipine during heart surgery improves blood pressure control
...al antagonists to renin, an enzyme produced in the kidneys
that leads to high blood pressure. Shortness of breath from heart complications is much different from shortness of breath caused by pulmonary complications, carrying separate risks and requiring different treatment regimens. Researchers in Denmark ...
Emory algorithm improves kidney transplant chances for sensitized patients
... this new method is known, may even change the way kidneys
from deceased donors are allocated in the United S...ively few are using that data as a way to allocate kidneys
to sensitized patients." But Dr. Stegall is not ready to commit to a system based only on organ com...
Depression increases health risks in heart failure patients
...ffectively. The chemicals serve as a signal to the kidneys
to produce more urine, which in turn reduces the volume of blood fluid, making it easier for damaged or weakened heart muscle to pump blood. Elevated levels of B-type natriuretic peptides have been previously shown to be associated with increased r...
Sick teens in crisis: Organ transplant patients may die when insurance for medicine runs out
...hensive health insurance. Kids with transplanted kidneys
who lose their insurance have nine times a greater chance of dying than those who dont, he says. It is critical that we find a way to offer lifetime access to these children and their families so that our society does not continue to prematurely lose...
New hope for septic shock patients
... "It is currently thought that blood flow to the kidneys
is due to constriction of the blood vessels in the...dequate, so we urgently need a therapy to save the kidneys
and lives of those who develop septic shock," Prof Bellomo said. "The first stage of clinical tria...
Operations research pioneer outlines ways to make kidney transplant allocation more equitable
...ribute scare resources such as the supply of human kidneys
available for transplant. Using optimization, game...ce, Zenios' model creates a sequence of queues for kidneys
of various grades and, within these queues, organs that become available are allocated based on wait...
SCAI issues recommendations to prevent kidney damage after imaging procedures
...can get an accurate measure of how well a patients kidneys
are working by estimating the glomerular filtration rate, or eGFR. This test is superior to the often-used serum creatinine test. Make sure patients are adequately hydrated before, during, and after the procedure. -- "Hydration is very important in...
Pure carbon nanotubes pass first in vivo test
...d, also revealed trace amounts of nanotubes in the kidneys
another common expulsion route for drugs. There was no evidence that nanotubes remained in other tissues in the body. Nanotubes are hollow cylinders of pure carbon that measure just one nanometer in diameter about the same width as a strand of DN...
Fosrenol data show evidence of trends towards improved bone formation in CKD stage 5 patients
...rointestinal tract into the bloodstream. When the kidneys
fail, they no longer effectively remove phosphorus. While the normal adult range for phosphorus is 2.5 to 4.5 mg/dL, the blood phosphorus levels of many patients on dialysis often exceed 6.5 mg/dL. Such levels have been linked to a significantly hig...
Drug prescribed for migraines and seizures increases risk of kidney stones
... Kidney stones are solid deposits that form in the kidneys
from substances excreted in the urine. When waste materials in urine do not dissolve completely, microscopic particles begin to form and, over time, grow into kidney stones. Before this study, the rate of kidney-stone formation with topiramate was ...
Mayo Clinic researchers recommend embryo transfer delay for at-risk women
... of cases, the woman may develop problems with the kidneys
or with thrombosis. In extreme cases, blood clots can form in the legs, which can lead to pulmonary embolism. In this study, the investigators retrospectively analyzed the medical records of 1,002 Mayo Clinic patients who had undergone in vitro fer...
Key gene controlling kidney development found
...on this project. The St. Jude team showed that the kidneys
in developing mice lacking the Six2 gene were remarkably smaller than normal mice and were non-functional at birth. In addition, they produced an abnormal excess in the number of nephrons that in turn produced a useless mass of tissue. Furthermore, t...
Nicotine receptors on kidneys may speed kidney damage
...nificant biological effects in other tissues." The kidneys
regulate the body's excretion and reabsorption of ...gnesium, sulfate, phosphate and hydrogen). If the kidneys
are less able to excrete these substances, extracellular fluid and blood volumes increase. High bui...
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