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  • Kidney Diet Cost: More or Less than a General Diet?
    “How much is this going to cost me?” “Does the kidney diet cost more than my usual diet?” These may be some of the first questions that come to mind when you are first informed about the renal or kidney diet. Any change in lifestyle can ultimately affect one’s wallet. The likelihood that you will make certain changes to your diet is influenced by the availability and costs of food items around you. Renal Diet Cost Study One study… ... read more
    Source: Daviat-kidney-diet-tipsPublished on 2017-10-18
  • This review provides an overview of the mechanisms for the proposed role of bisphenol A in insulin resistance and diabetes.
    PMID:  PeerJ. 2017 ;5:e3809. Epub 2017 Sep 13. PMID: 28929027 Abstract Title:  The role of polycarbonate monomer bisphenol-A in insulin resistance. Abstract:  Bisphenol A (BPA) is a synthetic unit of polycarbonate polymers and epoxy resins, the types of plastics that could be found in essentially every human population and incorporated into almost every aspect of the modern human society. BPA polymers appear in a wide range of products, from liquid storages (plastic bottles, can and… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-10-18
  • BPS at environmentally relevant concentrations impairs glucose homeostasis of male zebrafish.
    PMID:  Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2017 Sep 22 ;147:794-802. Epub 2017 Sep 22. PMID: 28946120 Abstract Title:  Bisphenol S exposure impairs glucose homeostasis in male zebrafish (Danio rerio). Abstract:  Bisphenol S (BPS) is a substitute of the plastic additive bisphenol A (BPA). Its concentrations detected in surface waters and urine samples are on the same order of magnitude as BPA. Human exposure to BPA has been implicated in the development of diabetes mellitus; however, whether BPS… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-10-17
  • Omega-3 fatty acids may be a therapeutic agent to reduce the aspartame induced biochemical and morphological alterations in normal renal cells.
    PMID:  Biofactors. 2017 Sep 7. Epub 2017 Sep 7. PMID: 28881099 Abstract Title:  Renal-protective and ameliorating impacts of omega-3 fatty acids against aspartame damaged MDCK cells. Abstract:  Aspartame is widely used artificial sweeteners as food additives. Several researchers have pointed that the controversial report on the use of aspartame over more than decades. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential and unsaturated fatty acids, and it plays a remarkable role in vision, intelligence, neural development, and metabolism… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-10-17
  • Hospital Refuses Father’s Kidney Donation for 2-year-old Born Without Organs
    GEORGIA (WJBF) – A Georgia hospital says it won’t complete a two-year-old’s kidney transplant until his father can stay out of trouble with the law. Anthony Dickerson is supposed to donate a kidney to his son who was born without organs. However, the surgery was delayed until Dickerson can show he can stay out of trouble for three months. Authorities say the father has been in and out of jail and was recently violated his… ... read more
    Source: wkrg.comPublished on 2017-10-17
  • Arctigenin improves vascular tone and decreases inflammation in human saphenous vein.
    PMID:  Eur J Pharmacol. 2017 Sep 5 ;810:51-56. Epub 2017 Jun 8. PMID: 28603045 Abstract Title:  Arctigenin improves vascular tone and decreases inflammation in human saphenous vein. Abstract:  The goal of this study was to test the effects of bioactive phenylpropanoid dibenzylbutyrolactone lignan arctigenin (ATG) in vascular tone. Human bypass graft vessel, from a saphenous vein (SV), were set up in organ bath system and contracted with potassium chloride (KCl, 40mM). Two concentration-response curves of… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-10-16
  • Kaempferol can safely inhibit the metastasis of the 786-O RCC cells into the lungs by about 87.4%.
    PMID:  Int J Med Sci. 2017 ;14(10):984-993. Epub 2017 Aug 18. PMID: 28924370 Abstract Title:  Kaempferol Inhibits the Invasion and Migration of Renal Cancer Cells through the Downregulation of AKT and FAK Pathways. Abstract:  Kaempferol, which is isolated from several natural plants, is a polyphenol belonging to the subgroup of flavonoids. Kaempferol exhibits various pharmacological activities, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anticancer activities. In this study, kaempferol can significantly inhibit the invasion and migration of… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-10-16
  • Acute Kidney Injury Follow-up Falls Short
    Three-quarters of patients hospitalized with acute kidney injury in Alberta, Canada did not visit a kidney specialist within 12 months of discharge. ... read more
    Source: Renal and Urology NewsPublished on 2017-10-16
  • AKF’s disaster relief program surpasses $500,000 in grants to dialysis patients affected by hurricanes
    The nonprofit American Kidney Fund has provided more than $500,000 in emergency grants to more than 2,400 dialysis patients affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, since Harvey made landfall in Texas Aug. 25. The amount is almost double the assistance AKF provided after Hurricane Katrina. For that storm, which had been AKF’s largest disaster relief effort to date, the organization provided $260,000 in grants to assist dialysis patients Harvey’s widespread flooding caused many patients… ... read more
    Source: Nephrology NewsPublished on 2017-10-16
  • The Storm Has Passed, But Puerto Rico’s Health Faces Prolonged Recovery
    As President Donald Trump signals impatience to wind down emergency aid to Puerto Rico, the challenges wrought by Hurricane Maria to the health of Puerto Ricans and the island’s fragile health system are in many ways just beginning. Three weeks after that direct hit, nearly four dozen deaths are associated with the storm. But the true toll on Puerto Rico’s 3.4 million residents is likely to involve sickness and loss of life that will only… ... read more
    Source: hkhn.orgPublished on 2017-10-16
  • Dialysis Nurses Volunteer for Puerto Rico Relief Effort
    Three weeks after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island, Fresenius Kidney Care is flying dialysis nurses to relieve staff and help patients at the company's 27 operational dialysis centers. ... read more
    Source: Renal and Urology NewsPublished on 2017-10-16
  • F. ulmaria extracts may be used as supportive agent for the prevention and amelioration of cisplatin side effects.
    PMID:  Food Chem Toxicol. 2017 Jan ;99:86-102. Epub 2016 Nov 18. PMID: 27871982 Abstract Title:  Filipendula ulmaria extracts attenuate cisplatin-induced liver and kidney oxidative stress in rats: In vivo investigation and LC-MS analysis. Abstract:  Filipendula ulmaria, known as meadowsweet, is a perennial herb found in wild and cultivated habitats in Europe and Asia. Usage of F. ulmaria in traditional medicine is based on diuretic, astringent, antirheumatic, and anti-inflammatory properties of this plant. Exposure to cisplatin at a… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-10-16
  • Grape seed procyanidin B2 ameliorates hepatic lipid metabolism disorders in mice.
    PMID:  Mol Med Rep. 2017 Sep ;16(3):2844-2850. Epub 2017 Jun 30. PMID: 28677803 Abstract Title:  Grape seed procyanidin B2 ameliorates hepatic lipid metabolism disorders in db/db mice. Abstract:  Diabetes is commonly associated with liver lipid metabolism disorders. AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) has a key role in regulating lipid metabolism. Grape seed procyanidin B2 (GSPB2), a natural polyphenol polymer, ameliorates mitochondrial dysfunction and inhibits oxidative stress or apoptosis via AMPK pathways. In the present study, the… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-10-14
  • Polysaccharides from Inonotus obliquus might be a promising functional food or drug candidate for diabetes treatment.
    PMID:  Biomed Pharmacother. 2017 Sep 23 ;95:1669-1677. Epub 2017 Sep 23. PMID: 28954386 Abstract Title:  Anti-diabetic effects of Inonotus obliquus polysaccharides in streptozotocin-induced type 2 diabetic mice and potential mechanism via PI3K-Akt signal pathway. Abstract:  Polysaccharides are the main components of mushroom Inonotus obliquus (I. obliquus) with antihyperglycemic activities. This study was aimed to investigate the anti-diabetic effects and the potential mechanism of I. obliquus polysaccharides (IOPS) in high fat diet and STZ-induced type 2… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-10-14
  • Nobiletin may offer a therapeutic benefit and could potentially be used as a vasodilator for the treatment of hypertension.
    PMID:  J Vasc Res. 2016 ;53(5-6):330-339. Epub 2016 Dec 17. PMID: 27988519 Abstract Title:  Nobiletin Relaxes Isolated Mesenteric Arteries by Activating the Endothelial Ca2+-eNOS Pathway in Rats. Abstract:  AIMS: Nobiletin, a natural polymethoxylated flavonoid compound, has various beneficial properties, such as anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects, and it also improves memory. Therefore, we investigated the effects and mechanisms of nobiletin on rat isolated mesenteric arteries (MAs).METHODS: We examined vasodilation induced by nobiletin on rat isolated… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-10-14
  • Nobiletin may have potential for the prevention of obesity-related metabolic diseases.
    PMID:  J Med Food. 2017 Sep ;20(9):873-881. PMID: 28892456 Abstract Title:  Nobiletin Attenuates the Inflammatory Response Through Heme Oxygenase-1 Induction in the Crosstalk Between Adipocytes and Macrophages. Abstract:  Crosstalk between adipocytes and macrophages has been suggested to play a crucial role in metabolic disorders such as obesity, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of nobiletin on the interaction between adipocytes and macrophages. The results showed… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-10-14
  • Nutraceuticals may enhance other anti-cancer drugs to suppress proliferation of cancer cells.
    PMID:  Adv Biol Regul. 2017 Oct 3. Epub 2017 Oct 3. PMID: 28988970 Abstract Title:  Effects of berberine, curcumin, resveratrol alone and in combination with chemotherapeutic drugs and signal transduction inhibitors on cancer cells-Power of nutraceuticals. Abstract:  Over the past fifty years, society has become aware of the importance of a healthy diet in terms of human fitness and longevity. More recently, the concept of the beneficial effects of certain components of our diet and… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-10-14
  • Elberta Firefighter Now Needs Your Help in Medical Emergency
    ELBERTA, Ala. (WKRG) — If awards were given to firefighters who always seem to be there for everyone else, Josh Hines in Elberta would probably be at the top of the list. “That’s something I hope to do for the rest of my life.” But “life” has a funny way of changing everything. Last year Josh was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease. Since then he has to have dialysis every day. After a lifetime… ... read more
    Source: wkrg.comPublished on 2017-10-13
  • The current study shows an effect of rosmarinic acid to increase muscle glucose uptake and AMPK phosphorylation.
    PMID:  Molecules. 2017 Oct 7 ;22(10). Epub 2017 Oct 7. PMID: 28991159 Abstract Title:  Rosmarinic Acid, a Rosemary Extract Polyphenol, Increases Skeletal Muscle Cell Glucose Uptake and Activates AMPK. Abstract:  Skeletal muscle is a major insulin-target tissue and plays an important role in glucose homeostasis. Impaired insulin action in muscles leads to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus. 5' AMP-activated kinase (AMPK) is an energy sensor, its activation increases glucose uptake in skeletal muscle… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-10-13
  • Pomegranate juice confers a lower glycemic response on a high-glycemic index food.
    PMID:  Am J Clin Nutr. 2017 Oct 11. Epub 2017 Oct 11. PMID: 29021286 Abstract Title:  Pomegranate juice, but not an extract, confers a lower glycemic response on a high-glycemic index food: randomized, crossover, controlled trials in healthy subjects. Abstract:  Background: Low-glycemic index diets have demonstrated health benefits associated with a reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes.Objectives: We tested whether pomegranate polyphenols could lower the glycemic response of a high-glycemic index food when consumed… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-10-13
  • Canadian study shows few patients hospitalized with acute kidney injury receive recommended follow-up care
    A new Canadian study indicates that most patients are not receiving the follow-up care that nephrologists’ recommend after hospitalization with acute kidney injury. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). Recent guidelines suggest that patients’ kidney health should be re-evaluated several months after AKI, but little is known about the factors that influence follow-up of patients or about the characteristics of patients who do… ... read more
    Source: Nephrology NewsPublished on 2017-10-13
  • This gives insight into the potential application of pterostilbene and megestrol acetate combination for the treatment of endometrial cancer.
    PMID:  Sci Rep. 2017 Oct 6 ;7(1):12754. Epub 2017 Oct 6. PMID: 28986550 Abstract Title:  Pterostilbene, a natural phenolic compound, synergizes the antineoplastic effects of megestrol acetate in endometrial cancer. Abstract:  Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecologic cancer in the United States and its incidence and mortality has been rising over the past decade. Few treatment options are available for patients with advanced and recurring endometrial cancers. Novel therapies, which are frequently toxic, are… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-10-13
  • An ovo-vegetarian diet is beneficial for long-term blood pressure control and prevention of hypertension in females.
    PMID:  Public Health. 2017 Sep 25 ;153:70-77. Epub 2017 Sep 25. PMID: 28957713 Abstract Title:  Ovo-vegetarian diet is associated with lower systemic blood pressure in Taiwanese women. Abstract:  OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to investigate blood pressure (BP) profiles among Taiwanese women with different dietary patterns.STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study.METHODS: A total of 269 non-hypertensive Taiwanese women, 40 years of age or older, were surveyed using structured questionnaires, and measurements of BP and physiological parameters were… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-10-12
  • Choosing the Right Cereal
    As a renal dietitian, I am often asked what types of breakfast cereals are part of a kidney-friendly diet. This can be a difficult question to answer. First of all, there is an entire aisle at most grocery stores dedicated to cereal! With hundreds of options, choosing the right one can be an overwhelming task for anyone. And even more difficult for individuals following a specific diet. Secondly, I like to think about the individual person (lab… ... read more
    Source: Daviat-kidney-diet-tipsPublished on 2017-10-12
  • Satellite Healthcare awards $800,000 in clinical research grants
    Nonprofit dialysis provider Satellite Healthcare has awarded $800,000 in Applied Pragmatic Clinical Research Grants to four academic clinical research programs. Each recipient will receive $200,000 over two years. 2017 grant recipients Shuchi Anand, MD, Stanford University, A multi-center exercise intervention for persons transitioning to dialysis using the “exercise is medicine” framework. Tara I, Chang, MD, MS, Stanford University, Timing of antihypertensive medications on key outcomes in hemodialysis: The TAKE-HOLD STUDY Rakesh Malhotra, MD, University of… ... read more
    Source: Nephrology NewsPublished on 2017-10-12
  • House bill would require health plans to accept 3rd party payment assistance
    On Oct. 5, Representative Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., introduced legislation that would amend the Affordable Care Act to allow third-party payments and charitable assistance. H.R. 3976, called the Access to Marketplace Insurance Act, would open the door to charitable contributions like the American Kidney Fund’s Health Insurance Premium Program (HIPP), which is funded largely by dialysis companies to help patients pay their health coverage premiums. The bill specifically allows non-profits, civic groups, and churches to help pay… ... read more
    Source: Nephrology NewsPublished on 2017-10-12
  • Dementia Patient At Center of Spoon-Feeding Controversy Dies
    An Oregon woman with Alzheimer’s disease, whose husband claimed she was kept alive with spoon-feeding against her written wishes, has died. Nora Harris, 64, died early Wednesday at the Fern Gardens senior care center in Medford, Ore. Her husband, Bill Harris, said the death marks the end of an eight-year battle with the progressive, debilitating disease, which included an unsuccessful court fight to withdraw all food and liquid. “It is a blessing and a relief,”… ... read more
    Source: hkhn.orgPublished on 2017-10-12
  • Fine particulate matter mediated enhancement of atherosclerosis is likely due to its pro-oxidant and pro-inflammatory effects.
    PMID:  Biochim Biophys Acta. 2016 12 ;1860(12):2863-8. Epub 2016 May 6. PMID: 27156486 Abstract Title:  Fine particulate matter air pollution and atherosclerosis: Mechanistic insights. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis is a progressive disease characterized by the accumulation of lipids and fibrous plaque in the arteries. Its etiology is very complicated and its risk factors primarily include genetic defects, smoking, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, lack of exercise, and infection. Recent studies suggest that fine particulate matter (PM2.5) air pollution may… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-10-11
  • Acute kidney injury caused by decompression illness successfully treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy and temporary dialysis.
    PMID:  CEN Case Rep. 2017 Sep 12. Epub 2017 Sep 12. PMID: 28900861 Abstract Title:  Acute kidney injury caused by decompression illness successfully treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy and temporary dialysis. Abstract:  A 52-year-old Japanese male professional diver was referred to our hospital for decompression illness (DCI). After 1 h of diving operation at 20 m below sea level, he complained of dyspnea, chest pain, and abdominal pain. He dove again, intending to ease the symptoms, but… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-10-11
  • Developing the multi-service access center
    Editor’s note: In the June issue of NN&I, our Legal Angle editors looked at the regulatory and legal risks and rewards of turning an interventional access suite into an ambulatory surgical center where fistulas and grafts could be placed. This month we asked two developers to explain the reimbursement opportunities in building these centers.  Based on the benefits associated with ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs), the growth of Office-Based Labs (OBLs) seems to be a logical… ... read more
    Source: Nephrology NewsPublished on 2017-10-11
  • Substitution of sedentary time with physical activity was positively associated with improved cardio-metabolic risk factor status.
    PMID:  J Phys Act Health. 2017 Sep 5:1-22. Epub 2017 Sep 5. PMID: 28872401 Abstract Title:  Substituting Sedentary Time With Light And Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity is Associated With Better Cardio-Metabolic Health. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Apply a more novel approach to systematically examine (1) associations of clustered cardio-metabolic risk and cardio-metabolic risk factors, and (2) theoretical substitution of sedentary time with either sleep, light physical activity (LPA) or moderate-and-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and substituting LPA with MVPA.METHODS:… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-10-11
  • Intermittent fasting preserves beta-cell mass in obesity-induced diabetes.
    PMID:  Autophagy. 2017 Aug 30:0. Epub 2017 Aug 30. PMID: 28853981 Abstract Title:  Intermittent Fasting Preserves Beta-Cell Mass in Obesity-induced Diabetes via the Autophagy-Lysosome Pathway. Abstract:  Obesity-induced diabetes is characterized by hyperglycemia, insulin resistance, and progressive beta cell failure. In islets of mice with obesity-induced diabetes, we observe increased beta cell death and impaired autophagic flux. We hypothesized that intermittent fasting, a clinically sustainable therapeutic strategy, stimulates autophagic flux to ameliorate obesity-induced diabetes. Our data… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-10-11
  • UAB researchers developing gel to aid in AVF maturation
    A team of physicians and researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and spinoff startup company Endomimetics has received a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a bionanomatrix gel that could prevent stenosis and allow more  arteriovenous fistulas to mature. The UAB-developed substance mimics the tissue lining our blood vessels — endothelium. “Our tests in the lab showed that this new coating promotes AVF maturation, and may have significant… ... read more
    Source: Nephrology NewsPublished on 2017-10-11
  • The administration of pumpkin seed oil diminished aflatoxin-induced adverse effects
    PMID:  Environ Toxicol. 2013 Dec ;28(12):681-8. Epub 2011 Aug 31. PMID: 24591108 Abstract Title:  The antioxidant effects of pumpkin seed oil on subacute aflatoxin poisoning in mice. Abstract:  This study was aimed at the investigation of the antioxidant effect of pumpkin seed oil against the oxidative stress-inducing potential of aflatoxin. For this purpose, 48 male BALB/c mice were used. Four groups, each comprising 12 mice, were established. Group 1 was maintained as the control group.… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-10-11
  • Preliminary investigation showed that pumpkin seeds possess hypoglycemic properties and could assist in maintaining glycemic control.
    PMID:  Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2014 ;54(10):1322-9. PMID: 24564589 Abstract Title:  The hypoglycemic effect of pumpkin seeds, Trigonelline (TRG), Nicotinic acid (NA), and D-Chiro-inositol (DCI) in controlling glycemic levels in diabetes mellitus. Abstract:  In the contemporary society, diabetes mellitus is considered as a common, growing, serious, costly, and potentially preventable public health problem. It is forecasted that in 2030, the number of people with diabetes will go up from 117 million in 2000 to… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-10-11
  • These findings showed that the selected Cucurbitaceae seeds contained globulins with significant anti-hyperglycaemic activity.
    PMID:  BMC Complement Altern Med. 2013 Mar 18 ;13:63. Epub 2013 Mar 18. PMID: 23506532 Abstract Title:  Anti-hyperglycaemic globulins from selected Cucurbitaceae seeds used as antidiabetic medicinal plants in Africa. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: The recent epidemic of diabetes mellitus (DM) in Africa, coupled with rampant poverty, is an indication of the urgent need to develop new efficacious, cheaper and more available drugs to face this growing public health challenge. A number of plants products among which… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-10-11
  • Routine diagnostic abdominal computed tomography could be an important adjunct to abdominal aortic aneurysm screening strategies.
    PMID:  J Vasc Surg. 2017 Jun ;65(6):1637-1642. Epub 2017 Feb 16. PMID: 28216357 Abstract Title:  Measuring abdominal aortic diameters in routine abdominal computed tomography scans and implications for abdominal aortic aneurysm screening. Abstract:  OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the prevalence and relevance of incidental abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) on routine abdominal computed tomography (CT) and to audit the performance of radiologists to identify and report AAA.METHODS: A retrospective audit of all abdominal CT scans… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-10-10
  • Making Halloween a Treat for Kids With Diabetes
    Title: Making Halloween a Treat for Kids With DiabetesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/7/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/9/2017 12:00:00 AM ... read more
    Source: Medicine NetPublished on 2017-10-10
  • Flu Shot Key for People With Diabetes
    Title: Flu Shot Key for People With DiabetesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/8/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/9/2017 12:00:00 AM ... read more
    Source: Medicine NetPublished on 2017-10-10
  • Ginsenoside Rb1 attenuates angiotensin II-induced abdominal aortic aneurysm.
    PMID:  Vascul Pharmacol. 2015 Oct ;73:86-95. Epub 2015 Apr 22. PMID: 25912763 Abstract Title:  Ginsenoside Rb1 attenuates angiotensin II-induced abdominal aortic aneurysm through inactivation of the JNK and p38 signaling pathways. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), a life-threatening vascular disease, accounts for approximately 10% of the morbidity in people over 65 years old. No satisfactory approach is available to treat AAA. Ginsenosides Rb1 and Rg1 are primary ingredients of Panax notoginseng for the treatment… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-10-09
  • Dietary supplementation with n-3 PUFAs may have protective anti-inflammatory effects mediated through modulation of MMPs and TIMPs.
    PMID:  Heart Lung Circ. 2015 Apr ;24(4):377-85. Epub 2014 Nov 20. PMID: 25512019 Abstract Title:  Dietary supplementation with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids modulate matrix metalloproteinase immunoreactivity in a mouse model of pre-abdominal aortic aneurysm. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Two-day infusion of angiotensin II to apolipoprotein E-deficient (ApoE(-/-)) mice provides a model of pre-abdominal aortic aneurysm. Long chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) have anti-inflammatory effects. This study examined the effect of an eight-week low or high… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-10-09
  • These results demonstrated that salvianolic acid A held great potential for aortic aneurysm therapy.
    PMID:  Phytomedicine. 2014 Sep 15 ;21(10):1137-45. Epub 2014 Jun 7. PMID: 24916705 Abstract Title:  Salvianolic acid A, a matrix metalloproteinase-9 inhibitor of Salvia miltiorrhiza, attenuates aortic aneurysm formation in apolipoprotein E-deficient mice. Abstract:  Aortic aneurysm (AA) is a life-threatening vascular disease in defect of effective pharmaceutical therapy. Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) is implicated in the development of chronic vascular diseases including aneurysm, but the effective MMP-9 inhibitors are far from development. To develop new candidate for… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-10-09
  • House bill seeks to improve early detection, treatment of chronic kidney disease
    On Sept. 28, representatives introduced a bill, HR 3867, which would establish a Medicare pilot program to help improve care and outcomes for patients with chronic kidney disease. The legislation seeks to demonstrate that early detection of CKD, combined with effective and coordinated care that engages patients in the decision-making process, can improve clinical results and lower health care spending. The bill was introduced by Representatives Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla., Linda Sánchez, D-Calif, George Holding, R-N.C.,… ... read more
    Source: Nephrology NewsPublished on 2017-10-09
  • Understanding Fluid Balance and Target Weight
    Fluid balance is a big concern when your kidneys can no longer regulate fluids. Adhering to your fluid restriction is a difficult task, no doubt about it. And yet, following your fluid restriction is very important and can help you to avoid irreparable health hazards. Impact of Excess Fluid Excess fluid can cause swelling of feet, hands and face, as well as high blood pressure.  It can also cause fluid to collect in the lungs,… ... read more
    Source: Daviat-kidney-diet-tipsPublished on 2017-10-09
  • Study offers insight into reducing discard rate of donated kidneys
    Limiting cold ischemia times could increase the amount of available kidneys donated after circulatory death (DCD), according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Between 2008 and 2015, 20% of DCD kidneys were discarded, varying from 3% to 33% among donor service areas. John Gill, MD, MS, from the University of British Columbia and Vancouver’s Providence Health Care, and his colleagues examined national data obtained between 2008 and 2015. The… ... read more
    Source: Nephrology NewsPublished on 2017-10-06
  • Study shows increased risk donor organs are often not used
    A new study published in the journal Transplantation demonstrates that donor organs labeled “increased risk” are less likely to be used, despite a low risk of disease transmission. Daniel Kaul, MD, director of the Transplant Infectious Disease Service at Michigan Medicine led an analysis of Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) data showing organs labeled as increased risk are 7% less likely to be used than organs without the label. Organ donors who recently injected drugs, as well… ... read more
    Source: Nephrology NewsPublished on 2017-10-06
  • Study Identifies Possible Way to Reduce Kidney Discard Rate
    Limiting cold ischemia times could increase the use of renal allografts donated from patients after death from cardiovascular causes, researchers say. ... read more
    Source: Renal and Urology NewsPublished on 2017-10-05
  • Fall into Seasonal Recipes
    The change in seasons from summer to autumn brings cooler temperatures, crisper air, and a plethora of delicious fruits and vegetables. Fall often feels like a time of renewal with the beginning of a new school year and winding down from busy summer activities. After trying to avoid heat cooking methods in the warm summer months, the cooler temperatures of fall typically mean firing up the oven, stove, and slow cooker for apple pie, apple or… ... read more
    Source: Daviat-kidney-diet-tipsPublished on 2017-10-05
  • Recurrent UTIs Worsen Kidney Transplant Outcomes
    Kidney transplant recipients who experience recurrent urinary tract infections are at increased risk of graft failure and death. ... read more
    Source: Renal and Urology NewsPublished on 2017-10-05
  • Recurrent UTIs Worsen Kidney Transplant Outcomes
    Kidney transplant recipients who experience recurrent urinary tract infections are at increased risk of graft failure and death. ... read more
    Source: Renal and Urology NewsPublished on 2017-10-05