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Rasheed A. Balogun, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the University of Virginia Health System, discusses the risk factors and rising worldwide incidence rates of chronic kidney disease. References and Resources Luttropp K et al. Understanding the role of...

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Renal transplant outcomes excellent with older living donors

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kidneys transplanted from living donors over the age of 55 are associated with "excellent outcomes" in older transplant recipients, according to data from the Organ Procurement Transplant Network/United Network for Organ Sharing. "With looming changes to organ allocation in...

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Pentoxifylline reduces proteinuria with chronic kidney disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Treatment with the phosphodiesterase inhibitor pentoxifylline can significantly reduce proteinuria in patients with diabetic and other forms of chronic kidney disease, according to the results of two studies reported in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases for September. ...