Researchers have successfully coaxed stem cells to become kidney tubular cells, a significant advance toward one day using regenerative medicine, rather than dialysis and transplantation, to treat kidney failure. The findings are published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).
Mortality rates in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and dialysis populations are declining but remain much higher than in the general population, according to the 2013 Annual Data Report from the U.S. Renal Data System (USRDS).
Nitrate administration prior to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) may decrease patients’ risk of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN), according to the findings of a retrospective single-center study
End-stage renal disease (ESRD) at the time of admission to a surgical intensive care unit (ICU) is independently associated with an increased risk of in-hospital death, according to researchers.
The International Bladder Cancer Group (IBCG) has proposed a new definition of progression in nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer that is clinically useful for determining prognosis and comparing treatment options, according to research published in the January issue of The Journal of Urology.