Patients with COVID-19 kidney injuries should have renal health monitored well after infection resolves, study author says.
Nephrology researcher "Beno" Freedman explores why, in about 25% of hospitalized patients, the virus damages the kidneys' filtering function.
Study indicates many are overly optimistic about, or not aware of, their likely prognosis – which may contribute to more aggressive end-of-life care.
It's a common procedure to remove kidney stones and temporarily place a stent in the ureter to ensure that another blockage doesnn't occur while the body is healing.
By clustering patients based on blood levels of select biomarkers, researchers learned who is likelier to benefit from a specific therapy.
Study involved 2,548 people; those who had highest levels of marker at outset were likelier to develop kidney problems.
Late referrals to hospice drive up end-of-life costs and limit benefits for patients.
A lab takes human stem cells and helps them develop into kidney structures, which can be tested for response to therapeutics that might subsequently help people manage chronic kidney diseases.
Goal is to develop personalized therapies for tens of millions of people with the two most common kidney diseases.
The two women, Laurie Boatsman and Janis Dougan, wanted dearly to give kidneys to their loved ones, but they didn't match as donors.