Early Warning Sign of Kidney Injury Found in Kids

Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School have found high levels of toxins and a kidney injury biomarker in children in Mexico exposed to contaminated water. Urine samples of 107 children revealed arsenic and chromium at extremely high levels, well above the safety limits for adults. The arsenic probably came from…

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Kidney Stones in Kids Linked to Hardened Arteries

Clinician-scientists at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have uncovered a link between kidney stones in children and atherosclerosis, or hardened arteries, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease which is usually seen in adults. Ultrasound imaging revealed thicker arteries in children with recent stones compared to children without stones. Urine samples from the…

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Poor Maternal and Child Health Linked to Kidney Disease

An international study led by University of Alberta researchers links poor health in the womb and in early childhood with an increased risk of premature high blood pressure, kidney disease, and heart disease. Babies who do not develop properly in the womb may be born with smaller kidneys with fewer…

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Dramatic Decrease in Risk of Death for Kids on Dialysis

Transplant is the preferred treatment for children with kidney disease, but 75% of them end up on dialysis. Some are waiting to grow big enough to accept an adult kidney and some are simply waiting for a donor. According to a new study from the Research Institute of the McGill…

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Kids with Type 2 Diabetes May Be at Greater Risk of Early Kidney Damage

Diabetes is on the rise in American children and teens. Recent studies from University of Colorado School of Public Health have uncovered a disturbing link between Type 2 diabetes in kids and the risk of early kidney damage. Our infographic below highlights the facts uncovered by the studies. Source: Diabetes…

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Top Kidney Research Breakthroughs of the Week 12/17/10

This was an exciting week for kidney research and therapy breakthroughs! Here are the top 4. Novel Virus-Based Gene Therapy for Metastatic Kidney Cancer Developed at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center Blood Test for Cystatin C Can Predict Complications of Kidney Disease National Kidney Foundation Study Reveals that Lupus…

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