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Vigilance for Kidney Problems Key for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

MULTIMEDIA ALERT: Mayo Clinic study finds rheumatoid arthritis patients at higher risk of kidney disease ROCHESTER, Minn. — Rheumatoid arthritis patients are likelier than the average person to develop chronic kidney disease, and more severe inflammation in the first year of rheumatoid arthritis, corticosteroid use, high blood pressure and obesity are [...]

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Zebrafish Discovery May Shed Light on Human Kidney Function

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Feb. 19, 2014 — Researchers say the discovery of how sodium ions pass through the gill of a zebrafish may be a clue to understanding a key function in the human kidney. The findings from a collaboration between Mayo Clinic and the Tokyo Institute of Technology appear [...]

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Mayo Clinic-led Consortium Identifies Promising Treatment for Inherited Form of Kidney Disease

SAN DIEGO — A drug therapy shows promise for treating an inherited form of kidney disease called autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), Mayo Clinic researchers say. The medication, tolvaptan, slowed the pace of kidney cyst growth over the three years of the study. The phase three clinical trial results [...]

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Dr. James McCarthy, National Kidney Month

This Mayo Clinic Medical Edge Weekend episode features Mayo Clinic nephrologist, Dr. James McCarthy. March is National Kidney Month. Medical Edge Weekend 3-20-10 Update: Dr. McCarthy took a few moments after the program to answer a couple of questions, on diabetes insipidus and apatite kidney stones that were tweeted to #mayoradio [...]

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Shared Decision Making - Dialysis at Age 75 Years or Older

Research from Mayo Clinic finds that half of elderly patients who start dialysis after age 75 will die within one year. Lead study author and a health care delivery scholar with the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery Bjorg Thorsteinsdottir, M.D., says, “Many elderly patients and [...]

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