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New urine testing method holds promise for kidney stone sufferers

New urine testing method holds promise for kidney stone sufferers

New urine testing method holds promise for kidney stone sufferers New urine testing method holds promise for kidney stone sufferers A bioinspired technology enables machine-free droplet manipulation for potential rapid diagnostic urine testing for kidney stone patients. Credit: provided by Pak Kin Wong, Penn State An improved urine-testing system for …

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    Certain environmental chemicals linked with poor kidney health

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    Certain environmental chemicals linked with poor kidney health Certain environmental chemicals linked with poor kidney health Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers have found links between various chemicals in the environment and a higher risk of kidney disease. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of CJASN. Exposure to certain chemicals …

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      Study examines factors affecting racial disparities before kidney transplantation

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      Study examines factors affecting racial disparities before kidney transplantation Study examines factors affecting racial disparities before kidney transplantation Credit: CC0 Public Domain Among adults with kidney failure in need of a transplant, socioeconomic status and medical illnesses likely contribute to racial disparities in being put on transplant wait lists. The …

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        Sugary soda consumption linked to reduced kidney blood flow

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        Sugary soda consumption linked to reduced kidney blood flow Sugary soda consumption linked to reduced kidney blood flow Credit: CC0 Public Domain Regular consumption of sugary soda sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) reduces kidney blood flow, which could be linked to a greater risk of developing chronic kidney disease …

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          Assessing kidney quality before transplantation using photoacoustic imaging

          A world first: Assessing kidney quality before transplantation using photoacoustic imaging

          Assessing kidney quality before transplantation using photoacoustic imaging Assessing kidney quality before transplantation using photoacoustic imaging Photoacoustic maps of the degree of scarring within the kidney. The color intensity denotes the concentration of collagen, the core component of kidney scarring. Credit: Eno Hysi When kidney transplants first came into practice …

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            Certain diabetes drugs may protect against serious kidney problems

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            Certain diabetes drugs may protect against serious kidney problems Certain diabetes drugs may protect against serious kidney problems Credit: CC0 Public Domain Use of sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors to treat type 2 diabetes may help to lower the risk of serious kidney problems, finds a study published by …

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              Housing insecurity may increase risk for incident kidney disease

              Housing insecurity may increase risk for incident kidney disease

              Housing insecurity may increase risk for incident kidney disease Housing insecurity may increase risk for incident kidney disease (HealthDay)—Housing insecurity is tied to an increased risk for developing albuminuria, according to a study published March 31 in Kidney360. Tessa K. Novick, M.D., from University of Texas at Austin, and colleagues …

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                Kidney injury up during pregnancy-related hospitalizations

                Kidney injury up during pregnancy-related hospitalizations 1

                (HealthDay)—The rates of pregnancy-related acute kidney injury (AKI) hospitalizations increased during the last decade, according to a study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Nephrology. Silvi Shah, M.D., from the University of Cincinnati, and colleagues used data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2006 to 2015) to …

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