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The Case Against Renal Stenting for Treatment of Hypertension and ...

The Case Against Renal Stenting for Treatment of Hypertension and ... | kidney | Scoop.it
Uncontrolled studies from this time, including one published in NEJM suggested renal artery stenting provided clinical benefits in the treatment of hypertension and chronic kidney disease. By the year 2000, an estimated ...
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Five challenges impacting nephrology nursing

Five challenges impacting nephrology nursing | kidney | Scoop.it
Nephrology nurses face a rapidly changing health care landscape, shifting patient demographics, an explosion of technology, and a multitude of everyday challenges.
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Five Surprising Nutrients Which Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Maybe
Eating Too Much Of Unknowingly

Five Surprising Nutrients Which Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Maybe <br/>Eating Too Much Of Unknowingly | kidney | Scoop.it
Often Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients know to limit their sugar
intake and sodium. However, it is much harder to limit foods and nutrients
that appear very healthy for you on the surface but are in fact harmful
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'Mini-kidney' structures generated from human stem cells for first time

'Mini-kidney' structures generated from human stem cells for first time | kidney | Scoop.it

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Jacob Blumenthal's curator insight, November 18, 2013 12:55 PM

Researchers from the Salk institute have generated three-dimensional kidney structures from human induced pluripotent stem cells, as a platform to study the development and diseases of the kidney. 

http://www.nature.com/ncb/journal/vaop/ncurrent/pdf/ncb2872.pdf#figures

 

To learn about the embryonic developement of the kidney, and related stem cells differentiation protocols:

http://discovery.lifemapsc.com/in-vivo-development/kidney

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Meta-analysis Suggests Vitamin C Protective Against Acute Kidney Injury.

Meta-analysis Suggests Vitamin C Protective Against Acute Kidney Injury. | kidney | Scoop.it

Vitamin C appears to reduce the risk of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) by one-third in patients undergoing coronary angiography, reports a meta-analysis published online August 28, 2013, in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. However, additional research is required to determine optimal dose and administration route.

 

Investigators led by Umar Sadat, MD, PhD, of Addenbrooke’s Hospital (Cambridge, United Kingdom), identified 9 randomized controlled trials reporting on contrast-induced AKI in 1,536 patients that were published between 2004 and 2013. Patients were assigned to ascorbic acid (with or without saline hydration; n = 740) vs. saline hydration, placebo, or other nephroprotective agents such as N-acetylcysteine (n = 796).

 

Ascorbic acid was administered intravenously or orally and given before, during, and after treatment. Doses varied. AKI (defined as an absolute increase in serum creatinine ≥ 0.5 mg/dL or a relative increase ≥ 25% from baseline following contrast administration) was assessed anywhere from 24 hours to 5 days after angiography.

 

Consistently Lower Risk

 

The incidence of contrast-induced AKI was lower for patients who received ascorbic acid compared with those given placebo, saline alone, or an alternate pharmacological treatment (9.59% vs. 16.83%).

 

Using a random effects model, Dr. Sadat and colleagues calculated that the ascorbic acid group had a lower risk of developing AKI (RR 0.672; 95% CI 0.466-0.969; P = 0.034). Heterogeneity among studies was low and did not reach statistical significance. Additional analyses including a fixed effects model and removal of individual studies from the pool showed consistent benefit with ascorbic acid. Publication bias was deemed unlikely


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Does Dialysis Treatment Damage Kidneys - Kidney Disease Treatment

Does Dialysis Treatment Damage Kidneys - Kidney Disease Treatment | kidney | Scoop.it
Dialysis is one common life-sustaining therapy for innumerable people with end stage renal disease (ESRD), also known as kidney failure. However, living with dialysis treatment, some patients find their kidney function still declines.

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High Uric Acid In Kidneys: What Should We Notice

High Uric Acid In Kidneys: What Should We Notice | kidney | Scoop.it
High uric acid level reflects extra uric acid in blood, and it can happen when the body either produces too much uric acid or kidneys dont excrete it normally. If you are told high uric acid in kidneys, some tips should be noticed.

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està en anglès pero amb la imatge ja se sap de que va la Gota

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Diet for Patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

Diet for Patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) | kidney | Scoop.it
A kidney support diet is generally considered the best natural treatment for PKD. A well planned diet can have a real effect on slowing the progressing of the disease, controlling the symptoms of P...

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Nephrology Articles - UKidney's Nephrology Community

Nephrology Articles - UKidney's Nephrology Community | kidney | Scoop.it
Nephrolog (Announcing UKidney Articles: an archive of high-yield nephrology publications.
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High uric acid levels and kidney disease | Kaizen

High uric acid levels and kidney disease | Kaizen | kidney | Scoop.it
Impact of Urate-Lowering Therapy on Kidney Disease in People with Hyperuricemia Treating to the 2012 American College of Rheumatology Guidelines for Management (I am seeing more people with chronic kidney disease than at any other time since I...
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Best Treatment for Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 3 and Lupus-Kidney Failure

What is the best treatment for chronic kidney disease stage 3 and lupus? As a common autoimmune disease, lupus affects many organs in the body including skin, blood vessels, kidneys, heart, lung, brain, etc.
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The First NCD Congress in the UAE

The First NCD Congress in the UAE | kidney | Scoop.it
RT @iNutrilight: First Non-Communicable Chronic Diseases (#NCD) Conference| in the #UAE| January 9th - 11th http://t.co/JphASBw85f
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'Mini kidneys' grown from human stem cells - Deccan Chronicle

'Mini kidneys' grown from human stem cells - Deccan Chronicle | kidney | Scoop.it
'Mini kidneys' grown from human stem cells Deccan Chronicle Scientists had created precursors of kidney cells using stem cells recently, but the team led by Salk Institute for Biological Studies is the first to coax human stem cells into forming...
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TreatmentResistant Hypertension Raises ESRD Risk

TreatmentResistant Hypertension Raises ESRD Risk | kidney | Scoop.it
The condition is associated with a greater than six times increased likelihood of endstage renal disease, study found. (Treatment-Resistant Hypertension Raises ESRD Risk.
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Renal artery stents lead to similar outcome versus medication-only - NephrologyNews.com

Renal artery stents lead to similar outcome versus medication-only - NephrologyNews.com | kidney | Scoop.it
Renal artery stents lead to similar outcome versus medication-only NephrologyNews.com A commonly used stenting procedure to treat plaque build-up in the renal artery appears to offer no significant improvement when added to medication-based...
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HCV Infection Ups Risk Of Chronic Kidney Disease In People With HIV ~ HCV Research and News

#HCV Infection Ups Risk Of Chronic Kidney Disease In People With #HIV - http://t.co/lfeTYq2fTG
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Living kidneys printed out in E China

Researchers at a university in eastern Zhejiang Province have used a 3D printer to create living kidneys, which is expected to be used for transplants in the...

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Nephrology center in Florida just about to open its doors

Nephrology center in Florida just about to open its doors | kidney | Scoop.it
Written by: Pedro Pablo Saez Herrera Florida, Nov 18 - The Nephrology center, located at  the Pediatric Hospital Leopold Rey Sampayo in the municipality of Florida, is about  open its doors for the...
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Some 'High-Risk' Kidneys May Be Safe for Organ Transplant: Study ...

Some 'High-Risk' Kidneys May Be Safe for Organ Transplant: Study ... | kidney | Scoop.it
Many kidneys from deceased donors that are classified as high-risk are safe if the organs are screened using current methods, according to a small new study. Ab.
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Health-Care Apps That Doctors Use

Health-Care Apps That Doctors Use | kidney | Scoop.it

New health-care smartphone apps for doctors and patients help with everything from diagnostics and monitoring to revealing who isn't washing their hands.

 

Mobile apps for smartphones and tablets are changing the way doctors and patients approach health care. Many are designed for the doctors themselves, ranging from handy databases about drugs and diseases to sophisticated monitors that read a person's blood pressure, glucose levels or asthma symptoms. Others are for the patients—at their doctor's recommendation—to gather diagnostic data, for example, or simply to help coordinate care, giving patients an easy way to keep track of their conditions and treatments.

 

Doctors say many of the apps are useful time savers, and have the potential to make health care more efficient by speeding diagnosis, improving patient monitoring and reducing unnecessary visits to a physician or hospital. Still, the field has a way to go, doctors add, particularly when it comes to making good use of all the patient data being generated.

 

Here are some of the apps doctors are talking about most. Some are free; others cost several hundred dollars for a year's subscription. Those that combine an app and a wireless monitor cost from $80 to $200.

 

EPOCRATES One of the oldest and most established medical apps, Epocrates gives doctors basic information about drugs, the right dosing for adults and children, and warnings about harmful interactions. It has replaced many a copy of the Physician's Desk Reference.

 

 

UPTODATE This app provides reference material doctors can consult when making treatment decisions. David Bates, an internist at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, says he has used it recently to look up treatment approaches for patients who have failed to respond to existing hypertension therapies, and for information on the drug combinations needed to treat a bacterial infection called H. pylori.

 

ISABEL Every doctor needs help reaching diagnoses. Here, doctors enter symptoms, and the app lists possible diagnoses as well as medications that could cause the symptoms.

 

ALIVECOR This portable heart monitor and app—one of the programs that opened Dr. Topol's eyes—runs on a patient's smartphone to produce electrocardiograms. Patients place their fingers over the monitor's sensors, which wirelessly communicate with the phone to produce the EKG.

 

 

RESOLUTIONMD Doctors can look at X-rays and other images on a smartphone or tablet when they use this app. Some doctors say the app is handy for viewing images as soon as they're available, no matter where the doctor happens to be.

 

ISCRUB This infection-control app collects and rapidly displays data on whether hospital staff are being scrupulous about washing their hands. Most hospitals have unofficial observers of whether doctors, nurses and other staff are following hand-hygiene guidelines. Many are not.

 

BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSIS GUIDE Using this app, breast-cancer patients enter and track details of their disease and treatment, from the size of the tumor to the presence or absence of estrogen receptors.

 

CLINICAM Increasingly, doctors are using their phones to take photos of a patient's condition—such as a rash or wound—and to upload the images to the patient's electronic medical record. One problem: That could violate health-care privacy laws if the doctor leaves the photo on his or her personal phone.

 

more at the original: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303376904579137683810827104

     
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Nephrology Articles - UKidney's Nephrology Community

Nephrology Articles - UKidney's Nephrology Community | kidney | Scoop.it
Nephrolog (Announcing UKidney Articles: an archive of high-yield nephrology publications.
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Too Much Soda Could Up Kidney Risks

Too Much Soda Could Up Kidney Risks | kidney | Scoop.it
By Flor Cianchetti (Too much soda could be a MAJOR problem for your kidneys http://t.co/bzgZOn9T0Y)
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Nepal sees growing threat of non-communicable diseases

Nepal sees growing threat of non-communicable diseases | kidney | Scoop.it
The threat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) poses in Nepal, especially in cities, will probably grow without a more forceful health response, say health experts.
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Non communicable diseases remain biggest killers

Non communicable diseases remain biggest killers | kidney | Scoop.it
According to the Ministry of Health, 25 per cent of adults have hypertension, three to eight percent (diabetes) while 300 per 100,000 population have cancer. (Ministry of health, #Uganda on point about alcohol use causing #NonCommunicableDiseases...
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Acute Kidney Injury Associated With Dual Antihypertensive Therapy And NSAIDs

Acute Kidney Injury Associated With Dual Antihypertensive Therapy And NSAIDs | kidney | Scoop.it
Adding a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) to dual antihypertensive therapy (a diuretic plus either an ACE inhibitor or an angiotensin receptor blocker) is associated with an increase in risk for kidney injury, according to a large new...
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