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Article ID: 697392

Study Reveals Long-Term Effectiveness of Therapy for Common Cause of Kidney Failure

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Among individuals with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, those who were treated with tolvaptan for up to 11 years had a slower rate of kidney function decline compared with historical controls. • Annualized kidney function decline rates of tolvaptan-treated patients did not change during follow-up.

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Article ID: 697645

Discovery of Kidney Cancer Driver Could Lead to New Treatment Strategy

University of North Carolina Health Care System

In a study published in the journal Science, researchers suggest that ZHX2 is a potential new therapeutic target for clear cell renal cell carcinoma, which is the most common type of kidney cancer.

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Vanderbilt Opens Telemedicine Clinic for Kidney Transplant Screening

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

With the opening of a pre-transplant kidney evaluation clinic in Jackson, Tennessee, the Vanderbilt Transplant Center is joining a range of other clinical programs participating in telemedicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

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Article ID: 697415

Is Surgery the Best Option for Penetrating Kidney Trauma?

Saint Louis University Medical Center

SLU surgeon Sameer A. Siddiqui, M.D., and his research team examined patient records to study the best approach for renal trauma injuries.

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Article ID: 697104

Direct Oral Anticoagulants Linked with Higher Bleeding Risk in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Compared with warfarin use, direct oral anticoagulant use was linked with a 23% higher risk of bleeding in patients with chronic kidney disease. • There was no difference between direct oral anticoagulant and warfarin users in benefits from prevention of ischemic stroke.

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Article ID: 697254

Researchers Prevent, Reverse Renal Injury by Inhibiting Immune-Regulating Molecule

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Study findings from a team of scientists led by George C. Tsokos, MD, Chief of the Division of Rheumatology at BIDMC, overturn conventional wisdom about kidney disease.

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Article ID: 697052

Patients with Early Kidney Cancer See Significant Benefits with Robotic Partial Nephrectomy

Keck Medicine of USC

A comprehensive study by the Keck School of Medicine of USC has found that robotic partial nephrectomy offers significantly better patient outcomes as compared with open or laparoscopic techniques.

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Article ID: 697012

Pay Less, Take More: Success in Getting Patients to Take Their Medicine

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

New evidence shows the power of a method aimed at changing the longstanding problem of encouraging patients with chronic diseases to take their medicine faithfully: insurance plans that charge patients less for the medicines that could help them most. Some plans even make some of the medicines free to the patients with certain conditions.

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Article ID: 697145

Loyola Medicine, Palos Health First in Illinois To Offer MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy

Loyola University Health System

The Loyola Center for Cancer Care & Research at Palos Health South Campus in Orland Park is the first center in Illinois – and only the fifth in the country – to offer a groundbreaking MRI-guided radiation therapy that targets tumors with millimeter precision.

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