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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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13-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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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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6-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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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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10-Jul-2018 3:35 PM EDT
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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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10-Jul-2018 1:30 PM EDT
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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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6-Jul-2018 6:05 AM EDT
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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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9-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696786

Researchers Develop Gene Therapy Method to Target Kidney Cells

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• A synthetic adeno-associated virus was highly efficient at delivering genetic material to different kidney cell types in mice and humans. • The viral vector was also successfully used in gene therapy strategies to treat mice with kidney scarring.

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Article ID: 696963

Gene Therapy Method Developed to Target Damaged Kidney Cells

Washington University in St. Louis

Research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has shown, in mice, that genetic material can be delivered to damaged cells in the kidneys, a key step toward developing gene therapy to treat chronic kidney disease. The potentially fatal condition affects 30 million Americans, most of whom don’t realize they have chronic kidney disease.

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    29-Jun-2018 6:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 696756

Air Pollution Contributes Significantly to Diabetes Globally

Washington University in St. Louis

New research links outdoor air pollution — even at levels deemed safe — to an increased risk of diabetes globally, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System. The findings raise the possibility that reducing pollution may lead to a drop in diabetes cases in heavily polluted countries such as India and less polluted ones such as the United States.

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