Here’s a roundup of nephrology news over the past couple weeks. Click on the headlines to browse the articles. Or, if you’ve discovered other newsworthy items that may be of interest to our team or your nephrologist peers, we invite you to please share news links in the comments.
Government reimbursement for hemodialysis and PD is inadequate to treat all patients with ESKD in low- and middle-income countries and programs to prevent the progression of chronic kidney disease are globally underutilized, both of which have a high impact on public health expenditure, according to a study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
A team of researchers led by Jonathan Stamler, MD, of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, has discovered a pathway for enhancing the self-repair efforts of injured kidneys. The finding may pave the way for new drugs to stop or even reverse the progression of serious kidney disease in humans — and other potentially lethal conditions of the heart, liver, and brain as well.
Actress Sarah Hyland is putting a spotlight on a little-known genetic disorder that led her to have two kidney transplants over the last six years. The “Modern Family” star was born with kidney dysplasia and received her first kidney transplant from her father in 2012.
An abundance of high-sugar, high-salt foods in many American diets and obesity-related health problems such as diabetes are likely driving an increase in kidney disease cases, including in young adults, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have found that men with chronic kidney disease, or CKD, are more likely to experience disease progression and death when compared with women suffering from the same condition.
Kidney dialysis can cause short-term ‘cerebral stunning’ and may be associated with progressive brain injury in those who receive the treatment for many years. For many patients with kidney failure awaiting a kidney transplant or those not suitable for a transplant, dialysis is a life-saving treatment.
Healthcare is in the midst of a dramatic shift, as new players surge into the business of health. Technology giants are signaling growing interest in entering the industry and disrupting traditional ways in which healthcare has been provided.
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