Gene therapy for polycystic kidney disease has been identified by researchers

ADPKD is among the most common human genetic conditions and the most frequent genetic cause of kidney failure, affecting an estimated 12.5 million people worldwide. ADPKD is an inherited disease in which patients typically inherit one mutated copy of PKD1 (or PKD2) and one normal copy. The disease is characterized by the frequent formation of […]

In a study, robotic kidney cancer surgery yields favourable results

The affected kidney is removed along with the tumor during surgery, which is performed at UT Health San Antonio’s clinical partner, University Hospital. Not all kidney cancers are exclusive to the kidney. The largest vein in the body, the inferior vena cava (IVC), which returns blood from the kidneys to the heart, gets invaded by […]

Chronic kidney disease in children is rising at an alarming rate

Chronic kidney disease occurs when a disease or condition impairs kidney function, causing kidney damage to worsen over several months or years. Chronic renal disease is a condition that lasts for a long time and causes irreversible kidney damage and declining kidney function. In most cases, it gets worse with time. With more cases being […]

Could a Type 2 Diabetes Drug Tackle Kidney Stones?

Patients with type 2 diabetes who received empagliflozin, a sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, were almost 40% less likely to have a kidney stone than patients who received a placebo during a median of 1.5 years of treatment. The findings are from an analysis of pooled data from phase 1-4 clinical trials of empagliflozin for blood […]

Getting to the crux of the problem of bedwetting

When an usually continent person has Enuresis Nocturna, researchers present a persuasive, evidence-based case for broadening the diagnostic workup to include Cardiac Arrhythmias. The findings were published in the journal Heart Rhythm. Although involuntary urine during sleep can be an indication of several potentially fatal cardiac arrhythmias, it is rarely evaluated in the diagnostic process. […]

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