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July 13th, 2017

The curious link between tall men, small babies and kidney disease

By Sara Tiner saratiner

We are born with a lifetime supply of something you may not think about every day: Nephrons. Nephrons act as filters within the kidneys. They fine tune blood composition which in turn maintains our blood’s pressure, volume, and cleanliness. During pregnancy nephron development ends as a fetus reaches the last weeks in the womb. But […]

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Tags: Andrew Rule, hypertension, kidney disease, low birth weight, medical research, nephron


June 19th, 2017

1 in 6 taking blood-thinning drugs may not be getting right dose, research shows

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

A growing number of Americans are expected to develop atrial fibrillation, a common heart condition characterized by an irregular and rapid heart rate. But almost 1 in 6 of the millions of Americans on new blood-thinning medications for a-fib may not be getting the right dose, Mayo Clinic research finds.

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Tags: anticoagulant, apixaban, atrial fibrillation, blood-thinner, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, dabigatran, Dr. Peter Noseworthy, Dr. Xiaoxi Yao, Kern Center, kidney disease, Mayo Clinic research, medical research


January 31st, 2017

Contrast Dye in Kidney Disease Patients: Reducing the Risk of an Important Diagnostic Tool

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Building the evidence base for best practice Medical research has resulted in many amazing diagnostic and treatment methods, tools and drugs. Today a physician can look inside her patient’s body through the aid of radiation and iodine-based dyes in the blood stream – both of which could be deadly in another time or place. This […]

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Tags: Clinical Imaging, contrast dye, Florida, kidney disease, nephropathy


November 25th, 2013

Mayo Clinic's Fifty Years of Kidney Transplants – Part IV

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Pioneers of Kidney Transplantation at Mayo Clinic The first transplant of a kidney took place in Saint Marys Hospital on Nov. 25, 1963. Surgeons George A. Hallenbeck, M.D., and James DeWeerd, M.D., headed a medical team that performed the first transplant, placing a kidney in a female patient. The patient’s half-sister was the donor. Mayo’s operation […]

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Tags: Frank Mann, George Hallenbeck, James DeWeerd, kidney disease, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic, nephrology


November 25th, 2013

Mayo Clinic – Fifty Years of Kidney Transplants – Part III

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The Numbers, for the Record Candidates on waiting list for kidneys for transplant (national) – Approximately 97,000 Kidney Transplants at Mayo Clinic Mayo Clinic – Number of Kidney Transplants (as of June 30, 2013) Rochester ( since 1963) – 4,822 Arizona (since 1999) –  1,974 Florida (since 2000) –  1,186 Kidney transplant patients at Mayo Clinic are cared for after […]

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Tags: kidney disease, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic, nephrology


November 25th, 2013

Mayo Clinic and 50 Years of Kidney Transplants – Part II

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[Editor’s note: We recently looked at benchmarks in kidney transplant history. Today more on the kidney and why it’s so important.] The Kidney’s Critical Role The kidney’s well-being is essential for the rest of the body. It acts as the main filtering system for wastes and the major factor in excreting them from the body. […]

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Tags: kidney disease, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic, nephrology


November 25th, 2013

Fifty Years of Kidney Transplants at Mayo Clinic

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Fifty years ago, the prognosis for a patient with kidney failure was threatening to grim. Transplants of kidneys from one person to another were not mainstream medicine. In fact, a transplant was so extraordinary that TIME magazine described the treatment as “the most daring of all.” Kidney transplants still are serious operations today. But, since […]

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Tags: kidney disease, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic, nephrology


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