I thought I would do something a little different today. I thought I would do a weekly round-up of the all the top news related to the kidneys and kidney health. But further to that, I plan to do this as a regular featured post each and every week to keep you up to date with all the latest (and best) information on the web. The web is a big place, and so by doing this I would like to make it a little smaller by “distilling” all the information for you, making this the place to go to when you want the facts. Any news related to community events, scientific breakthroughs, diet, medicines, treatments, etc. related to kidney health, I will report it here!
But I won’t just leave it there, my goal will also be to report on other stories that I feel that you might find interesting, inspiring, funny, and/or enlightening. In fact it is my hope that it gives you and me the opportunity to get off the beaten path and explore the many facets of life, health, and kidneys.
So here is how it will generally work:
1. I will post the links to the main news stories of the past week with a small description, and if needed, a few comments by myself to give you further insight.
2. You click on the link, and it will take you to the website that is reporting the news. Done!
OK, so let’s get on with it shall we? Excellent.
News Story #1
New Study in NEJM Offers Hope to Lupus Patients with Kidney Disease
Nephrologists at the Miller School of Medicine have played a key role in an international study that has uncovered an effective therapy for treating patients with lupus nephritis, a debilitating kidney disease linked to lupus. …
News Story #2
Vitamin B derivative helps diabetics with mild kidney disease
A vitamin B6 derivative may help slow or prevent the progression of mild kidney disease in patients with diabetes, according to a study appearing in an issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The drug may benefit increasing …
News Story #3
ASN: Calcium Score Predicts CVD Risk in Kidney Disease
Explains that in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), coronary artery calcification predicted the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, especially in those with no history of CVD. Points out that a coronary artery calcification (CAC) score …
News Story #4
Intensive Type 1 Diabetes Therapy Lowers Kidney Failure Risk
November 12, 2011 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) — Intensive therapy for type 1 diabetes mellitus lowers the long-term risk for impaired glomerular filtration rate (GFR), a predictor of end-stage kidney disease and a risk factor for cardiovascular …
News Story #5
Study Shows Association of Elevated Galectin-3 Levels With Poor Outcomes in …
“Heart failure is commonly complicated by declining kidney function with kidney disease markedly contributing to the morbidity and mortality of heart failure patients,” said Pieter Muntendam, MD, President and CEO of BG Medicine. …
Well there you have it! Let me know what you think of this idea, and let me know if there is anything particular you would like to see in this type of post.
I always love to hear from you.
To your health,