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Toxin-induced insulin resistance combated in mice
French researchers have found that a protein-bound uremic toxin, p-cresyl sulfate, contributes to the development of insulin resistance in mice, providing a new potential therapeutic target for treating chronic kidney disease, they say. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - January 4, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Diabetes: Complications
If you have diabetes, you may be at greater risk for many serious health problems. But if you follow your treatment plan and make lifestyle changes, you may be able to prevent or delay serious health problems. Learn More about Diabetes: Complications (Source: A Primer for Womens Health)
Source: A Primer for Womens Health - November 23, 2012 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: olandera Tags: Uncategorized amputation blood pressure blood sugar cataract chronic kidney disease circulation ckd claucoma complication complications diabetes diabetic retinopathy dialysis eye eye disease foot ulcer gum disease infec Source Type: news

Summary: International Kidney Cancer Symposium
Conclusions VHL/PBRM1 mutations confirmed 3rd subtype identified and under review but appears to be mis-classified tumors.  Shows value of molecular methods rather than new mechanistic insights. Integration with survival outcome—suggests molecular detailing can be prognostic Full integrative analysis in process Preliminary data can be found at http://tcga-data.nci.hih.gov/tcga/ FoxO Transcription Factors in mTORC1- Activated Renal Tumorigenesis:  Implications for the RCC Treatment Boyi Gan, MD Anderson Cancer Center FoxO Family Transcription Factors:  mammals possess FoxO...
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - December 15, 2011 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

When it comes to fighting cancer, one size doesn’t fit all
 Download this article as a PDF WHEN IT COMES TO FIGHTING CANCER, ONE SIZE DOESN’T FIT ALL Why disease-specific organizations are vital to research, patient support and advocacy One of the most significant results of the online revolution of the last two decades has been the creation of information communities, organized around highly specialized topics. The monolithic, top down, one-size-fits-all mentality that characterized organizational structures and information exchange in the mid-20th century is gone. We’re more focused and more targeted today -- connected with people who share our interests, our pa...
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - July 8, 2011 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

When it comes to fighting cancer, one size doesn ’t fit all
  Download this article as a PDF WHEN IT COMES TO FIGHTING CANCER, ONE SIZE DOESN & rsquo;T FIT ALL Why disease-specific organizations are vital to research, patient support and advocacy One of the most significant results of the online revolution of the last two decades has been the creation of information communities, organized around highly specialized topics. The monolithic, top down, one-size-fits-all mentality that characterized organizational structures and information exchange in the mid-20th century is gone. We & rsquo;re more focused and more targeted today -- connected with people who share...
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - July 8, 2011 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Chronic kidney disease - clinical review
An overview of the epidemiology, diagnosis and management of chronic kidney disease. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - February 25, 2011 Category: Primary Care Tags: Genito-urinary system Source Type: news

Notes from the Eigth International Kidney Cancer Symposium
We are grateful to patient advocate Katherine Phillion for sharing her notes from our fall kidney cancer meeting.  Eigth International Kidney Cancer Symposium September 2009     Management of Small Renal Masses and Localized Renal Carcinoma Case Presentation and Background Robert G. Uzzo, M.D., FACS There are a lot of options available to manage small (
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - January 25, 2010 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Patient Advocate's Notes From 8th International Kidney Cancer Symposium
  Eighth International Kidney Cancer Symposium September 2009     Management of Small Renal Masses and Localized Renal Carcinoma Case Presentation and Background Robert G. Uzzo, M.D., FACS There are a lot of options available to manage small (
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - January 4, 2010 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

AAKP to Wanda Sykes: Kidney Disease Isn't Funny
STATEMENT FROM AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTS   KIDNEY FAILURE IS NO LAUGHING MATTER     The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) is very disappointed with Wanda Sykes’ comedic comments regarding kidney failure and Rush Limbaugh at the White House Correspondent Dinner over the weekend. While Ms. Sykes’ comments were most likely made in a light-hearted manner, hundreds of thousands of kidney disease patients and their loved ones do not see kidney failure as a laughing matter. Nearly 400,000 Americans are receiving dialysis as a life saving treatment for kidney failure ...
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - May 12, 2009 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Aakp produces public policy brochure
Tampa, Fla . – Advancing its longstanding mission of improving the lives of fellow kidney patients, the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) announced today the development of a new public policy brochure. Titled, AAKP & You: How To Be Your Own Public Policy Advocate, the brochure is designed to encourage and educate kidney patients how to contact their state and local Congressional members. It is estimated over 20 million Americans have chronic kidney disease. Nearly 500,000 of those have end stage renal disease (ESRD). Funding for chronic kidney disease (CKD) has reached $14 billion dollars annually. &quo...
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - April 12, 2007 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news