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Common Urological Problems

Inherited Kidney Disease

Scientists make strides toward drug therapy for inherited kidney disease

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have discovered that patients with an inherited kidney disease may be helped by a drug that is currently available for other uses. The findings are published in this week’s issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Over 600,000 people in the U.S., and 12 million worldwide,… Scientists make strides toward drug therapy for inherited kidney disease   



Rare kidney disease shows how salt, potassium levels are moderated

High blood pressure (hypertension) is a principal risk factor for heart disease and affects 1 billion people. At least half of them are estimated to be salt-sensitive; their blood pressure rises with sodium intake. New research released today [Jan. 22] shows important aspects of how sodium and potassium are regulated in the kidney.

The… Rare kidney disease shows how salt, potassium levels are moderated   



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