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Journal Of The American Society Of Nephrology

New Approach May Help Dialysis Patients Fight Anemia

A new drug called FG-2216 can stimulate production of the hormone erythropoietin (EPO) in dialysis patients - possibly offering a new approach to treatment of kidney disease-related anemia, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).

Anemia is a major problem in patients… New Approach May Help Dialysis Patients Fight Anemia   



New test can predict complications from kidney disease

Cystatin C, a blood marker of kidney function, proved significantly more accurate than the standard blood marker, creatinine, in predicting serious complications of kidney disease, in a study by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco.

Among adults who were identified as having chronic kidney disease… New test can predict complications from kidney disease   



Kidney disease ‘biggest threat’ for diabetics

Keeping your kidneys healthy could be one of the best ways to extend your life if you have diabetes, researchers have suggested.

The University of Washington study found that having kidney disease meant a much higher risk of early death.

UK experts say that the NHS is still not putting enough effort into detecting… Kidney disease ‘biggest threat’ for diabetics   



Patients with a certain form of kidney disease may have a reduced risk of cancer

Patients with a certain form of kidney disease may have a reduced risk of cancer compared with patients with other kidney diseases, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a kidney disorder passed down through families… Patients with a certain form of kidney disease may have a reduced risk of cancer   



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