Urine Biomarkers Could Improve Diagnosis of Serious Kidney Allergic Reaction
A team led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers says it has identified two protein biomarkers in urine that may one day be used to better diagnose acute interstitial nephritis (AIN), an underdiagnosed but treatable kidney disorder that impairs renal function in the short term and can lead to chronic kidney disease, permanent damage or renal failure if left unchecked.Source: Technology Networks
Biomarkers to diagnose serious kidney allergic reaction
Researchers say they have identified two protein biomarkers in urine that may one day be used to better diagnose acute interstitial nephritis (AIN), an underdiagnosed but treatable kidney disorder that impairs renal function in the short term and can lead to chronic kidney disease, permanent damage or renal failure if left unchecked.Source: Science Daily
Acute Kidney Injury: Increasingly Common, Often Insidious, Possibly Deadly. But Worth Testing For?
Acute kidney injury (AKI), a serious, precipitous decline in kidney function, is an increasingly common reason for hospital visits in this country. More than three million people in the United States are affected each year.Source: Managed Care
Medical faculty elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation
Drs. Daniel Greif, Cary Gross, Chirag Parikh, and Joseph Ross of Yale School of Medicine have been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). One of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious medical honor societies, ASCI supports the work of top physician-scientists whose research improves human health.
Acute kidney injury alert system receives $3 million from NIH for testing
A team of Yale researchers led by Yale nephrologist F. Perry Wilson, M.D., has been awarded $3 million from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a series of randomized, controlled trials of an automated, electronic alert system for acute kidney injury in inpatient settings.
Dr Chirag Parikh has been awarded the American Society of Nephrology 2017 Young Investigator Award
Congratulations to Dr. Chirag R. Parikh, who has been awarded the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Young Investigator Award. The award will be presented to Dr. Parikh at ASN’s annual meeting, ASN Kidney Week 2017, held October 31 – November 5 in New Orleans. Every year, the Young Investigator Award is presented to one individual 45 years of age or younger “with an outstanding record of achievement and creativity in basic or patient-oriented research related to the functions and diseases of the kidney.”
New biomarkers help predict outcomes in diabetic kidney disease
A common complication of type 2 diabetes occurs when filters within the kidney are damaged, leading to an abnormal buildup of protein in urine and a decline in kidney function. This condition, called diabetic kidney disease, can lead to irreversible kidney failure that is currently difficult to predict. A team of researchers led by professor of medicine Dr. Chirag Parikh in collaboration a group at Icahn School of Health at Mount Sinai has recently made strides that could lead to improved diagnostics and treatment plans for this condition.
Marathon running may cause short-term kidney injury
According to a new Yale-led study, the physical stress of running a marathon can cause short-term kidney injury. Although kidneys of the examined runners fully recovered within two days post-marathon, the study raises questions concerning potential long-term impacts of this strenuous activity at a time when marathons are increasing in popularity.
Study finds genetic links with kidney injury
Cases of acute kidney injury (AKI) in hospitals are on the rise but treatments are elusive. To deepen understanding of the condition, which can lead to chronic kidney disease or death, a Yale-led research team conducted the largest study of genes associated with AKI to date.
Assessing injured kidney for transplantation
In a prior study, Dr. Chirag Parikh and his colleagues at Yale School of Medicine found that even kidneys that had suffered acute injury (due to many causes, including lack of blood supply) could be considered for transplantation instead of being discarded upon a donor’s demise.
Yale nephrologists travel to Brazil for a new collaboration
With Brazil now one of the top ten most-represented nations among Yale students, Yale is keen to develop new collaborations with Brazilian scholars and institutions. In October, one of these collaborations took a big step forward when physicians from the Yale School of Medicine’s Section of Nephrology visited Brazil’s University of São Paulo School of Medicine (FMUSP).Source: Yale and the World
Study Reinforces Growing Belief: Surgeons Can Safely Accept More Kidneys for Transplant
New research out of Yale says doctors should accept more types of kidneys for organ transplant. The study comes at a time when there's a growing need for kidneys. The research, which was published in the American Journal of Transplantation, centered around kidneys with what doctors call "acute kidney injury."Source: WPNR / Connecticut Public Radio
Biomarkers of kidney injury indicate increased risk of death after discharge from cardiac surgery
Following cardiac surgery, patients with elevated levels of kidney injury biomarkers are at a significantly higher risk of dying during the next three years, a Yale study has found. The results appear in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.