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Chronic kidney disease impacts one in seven American adults, or about 30 million people.
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MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Women may have a lower risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression and death compared with men, according to a study published online Dec. 3 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Ana C. Ricardo, M.D.,...
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MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Chronic kidney disease is more likely to progress to kidney failure and death in men than in women, a new study reveals. " We found that women had 17 percent lower risk of experiencing [kidney failure] and the risk of death...
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Discussion Intrauterine growth retardation or fetal growth retardation is due to a pathological process that causes decelerated fetal growth velocity. Small-for-gestational age (SGA) is an infant with growth parameters below the normal range for gestational age. More commonly, SGA is defined as a birth weight
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AbstractPrimary hyperoxaluria (PH) is caused by genetic mutations resulting in oxalate overproduction leading to nephrolithiasis, nephrocalcinosis, extrarenal manifestations, chronic kidney disease, and end-stage renal disease. Advances in genetic testing techniques have improved our ability to efficiently and effectively obtain a definitive diagnosis of PH as well as easily screen at-risk family members. Similarly, advances in technologies related to intervening at the genetic and molecular level promise to change the way we treat patients with PH. In this review, we provide an update regarding the identification of under...
Source: Urolithiasis - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Patients should receive follow-up serum creatinine tests after an initial abnormal result to diagnose chronic kidney disease. However, half of the time this fails to occur in primary care. We interviewed prima...
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AbstractProgressive renal fibrosis is the last phase of chronic kidney disease and results in renal failure. Micro-RNA has been demonstrated as important agent to drive organ fibrosis. However, the precise mechanisms are not fully understood. Here, we found miRNA-184 as a critical mediator to promote the renal fibrosis by targeting HIF1AN. In Vivo, miRNA-184 expression levels remarkably increased both in patients ’ serum and in unilateral ureteral obstruction kidneys, as well as induced the expression of COL1A1 and COL3A1. Furthermore, transfection of NRK49F cells with miRNA-184 mimics down-regulated HIF1AN, transfec...
Source: International Urology and Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
In conclusion, chronic kidney dysfunction causes degradation of sulfatides in the liver to decrease serum sulfatide levels. One explanation of these results is that indoxyl sulfate, a uremic toxin, accelerates the degradation of sulfatides in liver tissue.
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Publication date: November 2018Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 25, Issue 6Author(s): Akhtar AshfaqOf late, fewer residents are choosing nephrology as a career. Contributing factors may include lack of prestige, uncertain potential of future income, and poor work-life balance. Some current nephrologists are considering transitioning to another career for similar reasons. For those who decide that practicing nephrology is no longer appealing, there are many available avenues where they can use their nephrology expertise and still have a successful future. A leadership role in the pharmaceutical industry is...
Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: November 2018Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 25, Issue 6Author(s): Douglas S. Johnson, Klemens B. MeyerThe leaders of 20th century kidney failure treatment took chances; 21st century leaders of integrated kidney care must do the same. Some risks are clinical, some are organizational, and some are financial. Decent and constructive leadership entails humility. A working practitioner is a better leader. Effective leaders empower their employees and collaborators to lead and encourage them to work together. Integrated kidney care leadership supports exchange of ideas within and among organ...
Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: November 2018Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 25, Issue 6Author(s): Wendy Weinstock Brown, Sharon AndersonWomen and men tend to take different paths to leadership, with men being more intentional. When women do undertake leadership activities, they tend to be surprised by how much they enjoy it. Women's leadership styles tend to be more collaborative and inclusive. Women are used to multitasking and tend to persist under difficult circumstances. The nephrology manpower crisis affects both men and women, although some of the drivers are different. There is a persistent and well-known pay ...
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