Cardiology

TAVR as good as surgery for patients at low surgical risk

A new trial comparing self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) to standard open-heart surgery for valve replacement—this time in patients with severe aortic stenosis who are considered low surgical risk—found ...

Medical research

Cell therapy could replace need for kidney transplants

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) scientists are working on a promising approach for treatment of chronic kidney disease—regeneration of damaged tissues using therapeutic cells.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Poor kidney function linked to higher cancer risk

A new study has uncovered a modestly higher cancer risk in individuals with mild to severe chronic kidney disease, driven primarily by skin (non-melanoma) and urogenital cancers. The findings, which appear in an upcoming ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study provides new insights on common post-transplant condition

New research may help clinicians determine which patients with a condition that commonly arises after kidney transplantation are at high risk of transplant failure. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal ...

Genetics

Can a genetic test predict if you will develop type 2 diabetes?

When I got home after work I was surprised to find my husband and three children sitting by the television and watching the news. They had just learned that the direct to consumer genetic testing company 23andMe was now offering ...

Diabetes

Strength training may reduce the risk of diabetes in obesity

Strength training over a short time period can reduce fat stores in the liver and improve blood glucose control in obese mice, according to a study published in the Journal of Endocrinology. The study reports that strength ...

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Nephropathy refers to damage to or disease of the kidney. An older term for this is nephrosis.

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