Chronic kidney disease causes approximately 47,000 deaths a year and is known as a silent killer, due to the fact most people don’t realize they have it until the disease … Continue Reading Early warning blood-marker identified for chronic kidney disease.
Normal kidney function is crucial for regulation of total blood volume and vascular tone. Chronic kidney disease is the reduced ability of the kidney to carry out these functions in … Continue Reading Human study shows kidney impairment boosts risk of stroke and dementia.
Decreased blood levels of a kidney-derived protein called Klotho increases the risk of heart disease in mice with kidney disease, according to a study from UT Southwestern Medical Center. If … Continue Reading Biomarker identifies heart problems in mice with kidney disease.
Researchers led by the University of Washington have identified two blood markers strongly linked with the development of heart failure in individuals with mild to severe kidney disease. Elevations in … Continue Reading Biomarkers identified for kidney disease patients’ risk of heart failure.