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Robotic Transplant an Option for Obese Kidney Patients

Posted by dlife on Thu, May 16, 13, 08:50 AM 0 Comment

May 15, 2013 (Newswise) — Obese patients who received robotic kidney transplants had fewer wound complications than patients who received traditional "open" transplant surgery, according to surgeons at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System.

The findings should allow more obese patients to receive kidney tr

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New Target for Treating Prediabetes in Patients with Kidney Disease

Posted by dlife on Mon, Jan 21, 13, 04:32 PM 0 Comment

December 23, 2012 (Newswise) — Insulin resistance, or prediabetes, in individuals with kidney disease may be caused by the progressive retention of certain compounds that are normally excreted by the kidneys in healthy individuals, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings might be used to prevent i

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Smoking Affects Heart Surgery Outcome Even a Year After Quitting

Posted by dlife on Mon, Jan 21, 13, 04:18 PM 0 Comment

January 2, 2012 (Newswise) — Smoking cessation even a year prior to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery does not fully normalize the changes smoking has made to the saphenous (leg) veins used for the surgery and may lead to later graft failure, according to a study published in the January 2013 issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Sun Yongxin, MD and col

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Link Between Male Diabetics with Allergies and Kidney Disease- Nothing to Sneeze At

Posted by dlife on Wed, Feb 01, 12, 07:01 AM 0 Comment

October 1, 2009 (Newswise) - For men with type 2 diabetes, a cell type linked to allergic inflammation is closely linked to a key indicator of diabetic kidney disease (nephropathy), suggests a study in the November Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). "Allergy is a common disease that is increasing worldwide, so our findings may have important implications for diabetic nephropathy," comments Michiaki Fukui, MD (Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan).The re

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Retinal Rescue: Cells Derived from Human Embryonic Stem Cells Reverse Retinal Degeneration

Posted by dlife on Wed, Feb 01, 12, 07:01 AM 0 Comment

October 1, 2009 (EurekAlert) - A new study reports that transplanted pigment-containing visual cells derived from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) successfully preserved structure and function of the specialized light-sensitive lining of the eye (known as the retina) in an animal model of retinal degeneration. The findings, published by Cell Press in the October 2nd issue of the journal Cell Stem Cell, represent an exciting step towards the future use of cell replacement therapies to treat d

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