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Woman donates kidney to ex-husband years after divorce

Mary Zeigler donated a kidney to her ex-husband Bill 20 years after the pair split up. (Fox 9 ) Former childhood sweethearts, whose fairytale ended 20 years ago after 24 years of marriage and two children, still fulfilled their promises of “in sickness and in health” after Mary Zeigler provided her ex-husband Bill Henrichs with a kidney. […]

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Kidney patients are the most complex patients

A study published in JAMA Network Open shows nephrologists treat the most complex patients. As ERA-EDTA president Professor Carmine Zoccali explains, kidney patients are highly vulnerable and need special care, but nephrology is a neglected discipline in many European healthcare systems. According to the ERA-EDTA, it is time for better financial funding of nephrology as […]

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Despite changes to US kidney allocation system, inequality persists

The implementation of a new U.S. kidney transplant allocation system did not solve many of the inequities that low-income and minority kidney disease patients face, Drexel University College of Medicine researchers found in a new study published recently in the journal Clinical Transplantation. The study strengthens the argument that early disease diagnosis and preemptive waitlisting […]

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Coffee May Have Another Perk for Kidney Patients

FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 — Could that morning cup of joe bring a health boost to people battling kidney disease? According to new research involving nearly 5,000 people with chronic kidney disease, a hike in daily caffeine intake appeared to lower their odds of an early death. The benefit remained “even after considering other important […]

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YAP after acute kidney injury

Acute kidney injury (AKI)—sudden and rapid failure of the kidneys—affects up to 20 percent of hospitalized patients, and up to 70 percent of ICU patients. Studies have indicated that dedifferentiation and proliferation of surviving kidney cells contributes to kidney regeneration and recovery from AKI. EGF receptor (EGFR) and Hippo signaling pathways, which regulate cell proliferation […]