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Robotic Partial Nephrectomy Mostly Superior to Other Surgeries (Fri, 13 Jul 2018)
Robotic PN was associated with significantly lower rates of complications, cancer recurrence, and mortality compared with open and laparoscopic PN.
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AV Access at Hemodialysis Initiation Less Likely Among Women (Fri, 13 Jul 2018)
Study reveals 15% lower odds of arteriovenous access use at hemodialysis initiation among women vs men.
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DIRECT ORAL ANTICOAGULANTS LINKED WITH HIGHER BLEEDING RISK IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE (Fri, 13 Jul 2018)
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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Kidney podocytes, all grown up (Thu, 12 Jul 2018)
Unlike other human stem cells, Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) can be produced directly from adult cells. Now, researchers have shown that human kidney podocytes produced from iPS cells via a highly efficient, previously described protocol exhibit transcriptomic and protein expression profiles that match those of mature podocytes -- a feat that no other method has so far been able to achieve. This confirmation gives kidney researchers a tool for investigating human kidney development, function, and disease.
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