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Contact Information Available for logged-in reporters only Description University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) nephrologists have reported for the first time in medical literature cases of acute kidney injury directly linked with synthetic
Embargo expired: 1/24/2013 5:00 PM EST Source Newsroom: Preventing and treating kidney disease in those with diabetes could save lives Highlights Among people without diabetes or kidney disease, 10-year mortality was 7.7%.
Embargo expired: 1/24/2013 5:00 PM EST Source Newsroom: Only minor levels of the drug are transferred to infants through breast milk Highlights The breast milk of mothers taking the immunosuppressant tacrolimus contains only very low levels of the
Embargo expired: 1/10/2013 5:00 PM EST Source: Results come from large, randomized, placebo-controlled trial Highlight While safe and well-tolerated, angiotensin II blockade did not lessen tissue scarring or prevent kidney failure in kidney
Embargo expired: 12/20/2012 5:00 PM EST Source: Treatment may help prevent heart disease, the number one cause of death in kidney disease patients Highlights Retention of certain compounds that are normally excreted by the kidneys may cause insulin
Embargo expired: 12/13/2012 5:00 PM EST Source: Mineral metabolites reflect prognosis and may be targets for therapy Highlights In a study of African Americans with kidney disease, levels of mineral metabolites rose over time; those with faster rates
Embargo expired: 12/6/2012 5:00 PM EST Source: Study results shed light on the public health burden of acute kidney injury Highlights The incidence of the most severe form of acute kidney injury has increased 10% per year on average over the past
The study, to be published online this week in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology , analyzed information from a national database that monitors all causes of hospitalizations and used this data to estimate the total number of acute
Embargo expired: 11/15/2012 5:00 PM EST Source: Findings could help provide better donor-recipient matches and tailor recipients' treatments after kidney transplantation Highlights The detection of preformed donor-specific antibodies by newer tests,
EDT Embargo expired: 11/8/2012 5:00 PM EST Source: Participants give program great reviews Highlights Kidney specialists do not routinely receive formal education on how to talk with patients about end-of-life and other serious issues.