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The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has advised healthcare professionals of significant liver injury associated with the use of Samsca ( Tolvaptan ). In a double-blind, 3-year, placebo-controlled ...


Metanephric adenoma of the kidney is a rare, indolent tumor that may be difficult to differentiate from other small renal masses ( SRMs ). Genetic alterations associated with metanephric adenoma remai ...


Individuals with the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus ( SLE ) can experience a number of medical complications, such as lupus nephritis, an inflammatory kidney disorder. Lupus affec ...


Vasopressin antagonists increase the serum sodium concentration in patients who have euvolemia and hypervolemia with hyponatremia in the short term ( less than or equal to 30 days ), but their safety ...


Pregnancy after kidney transplant has become possible thanks to the recent surgical and pharmacological breakthrough. Researchers have performed a retrospective study including all childbearing wom ...


Treatment with Rituximab can significantly benefit some patients with severe lupus nephritis who do not respond to conventional therapy, according to a study published in the Clinical Journal of the ...


Freezing kidney tumors should be the gold standard or first treatment option for all individuals with tumors that are 4 centimeters in size or smaller. And, this treatment, interventional cryoablati ...


The drug Rituximab causes considerable kidney injury healing in patients with membranous nephropathy, a common form of kidney disease, according to a study appearing in the November 2008 issue of th ...


Large, for-profit dialysis facilities appear to administer higher than necessary amounts of a medication for treating anemia in patients with kidney disease, compared to nonprofit facilities, accord ...


Post-operative kidney cancer patients show no increased recurrence-free survival ( RFS ) when given the new vitespen vaccine. However a possible improvement in RFS in patients with early stage disea ...


Since sunitinib malate has shown activity in two uncontrolled studies in patients with metastatic renal-cell carcinoma, a comparison of the drug with interferon alfa in a phase 3 trial is warrante ...


A three-year multi-center study of kidney-pancreas transplant recipients has identified a new risk factor for impaired kidney function, which may help physicians refine their treatment strategies. ...


Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that a less aggressive type of surgery designed to spare healthy organ tissue is used infrequently to treat early-stage kidn ...


Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco ( UCSF ) have determined that there is a strong relationship between being obese and developing end-stage renal disease, or kidney failure. ...


In a study, published in the American Journal of Hypertension, researchers at the University of Michigan ( U-M ) have reported that blood pressure was higher, and more likely to rise with age, among p ...