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£1 million awarded to enhance IgA nephropathy kidney disease research

UK researchers have been provided with a substantial £1 million in funding to advance research into IgA nephropathy, a type of incurable chronic kidney...
Important discussion on the ability to treat chronic kidney disease

Important discussion on the ability to treat chronic kidney disease

Helen Yeh, Vice President of the CVRM Therapy Area, BioPharmaceuticals Medical, at AstraZeneca speaks to Health Europa about the burden and treatment of chronic kidney disease.
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Artificial pancreas trialled in Type 2 diabetes patients

An artificial pancreas, managed with an app, has been trialled for the first time in people with Type 2 diabetes requiring kidney dialysis. Researchers from...
Forxiga could transform treatment for chronic kidney disease

Forxiga could transform treatment for chronic kidney disease

AstraZeneca’s Forxiga has been recommended for approval in the European Union for the treatment of chronic kidney disease in adults with and without Type 2 diabetes. The...
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Kidney disease rates high in diabetic adults, study finds

Diabetes is linked to high rates of kidney disease in adults, the results of a recent study have demonstrated. Academics from the National University of...
Using AI to determine kidney disease damage

Using AI to determine kidney disease damage

Researchers have utilised artificial Intelligence (AI) to help determine the extent of the damage caused by chronic kidney disease in patients. A team of researchers...

Diagnosing kidney disease may soon be automated with new algorithm

A new algorithm has been developed that can alert physicians to patients in the earliest stages of chronic kidney disease by scouring their electronic...
Kidney disease detection to be revolutionised with new AI smartphone app

Kidney disease detection to be revolutionised with new AI smartphone app

A new Artificial Intelligence (AI) smartphone app that can help detect kidney disease earlier is set to benefit hundreds of patients in the UK. Developed...
Farxiga granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation by FDA

Farxiga granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation by FDA

Farxiga has been given Breakthrough Therapy Designation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients with chronic kidney disease. Farxiga has recently shown encouraging...
First medicine to prolong survival in patients with chronic kidney disease

First medicine to prolong survival in patients with chronic kidney disease

In a groundbreaking Phase III trial AstraZeneca’s Farxiga has shown reduction in the risk of kidney failure and cardiovascular or renal death in patients...
Farxiga meets endpoints in trial for the treatment of chronic kidney disease

Farxiga meets endpoints in trial for the treatment of chronic kidney disease

Farxiga has been shown to significantly reduce the worsening of renal function or risk of death in patients with chronic kidney disease with and...
Patients with type 2 diabetes may have missed out on a vital kidney test

Patients with type 2 diabetes may have missed out on a vital kidney test

A UK-wide survey, conducted by Napp Pharmaceuticals, suggests that over half of GPs and nurses treating patients with type 2 diabetes do not carry...
Could AI improve care for patients with kidney failure?

Could AI improve care for patients with kidney failure?

A new study has shown that artificial intelligence technology may improve care for patients needing dialysis. Machine learning, a form of artificial intelligence, may help...

Kidney disease may be prevented by a healthy diet

Maintaining a healthy diet may help prevent kidney disease, according to an analysis of published studies. Making dietary changes can help slow the progression of...
World’s first life-saving 3D printed kidney changing the game for surgical operations

World’s first life-saving 3D printed kidney changing the game for surgical operations

At this years SXSW event, the 3D printed kidney took the spotlight, highlighting the technology behind the procedure and demonstrating the future of complex...
Did you know drug combination could treat advanced kidney cancer?

Did you know drug combination could treat advanced kidney cancer?

According to researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA, a drug combination could potentially become the first-line treatment for patients with advanced kidney cancer. Patients who...
Treatment of acute kidney injury achieved through protecting the mitochondria

Treatment of acute kidney injury achieved through mitochondria protection

Scientists have described the natural mechanism for temporarily protecting the mitochondria is key to decoding the treatment of acute kidney injury. For the first time,...
Aerobic exercise may improve kidney function in obesity

Aerobic exercise may improve kidney function in obesity

Researchers find that aerobic exercise may reduce the risk of diabetes related kidney disease and may even improve kidney function in obesity. Kidney, renal, disease...
Aerobic exercise reduces symptoms of chronic kidney disease

Aerobic exercise reduces symptoms of chronic kidney disease

12 weeks' worth of aerobic and strength-based exercise reduces symptoms and levels of fatigue in patients with chronic kidney disease, a new study has...
Detect kidney cancer 5 years earlier through blood test

Detect kidney cancer five years earlier through blood test

According to research published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, a marker in the blood could help predict the risk that a person will...

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