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December 12, 2018

Father’s battle with kidney disease fuels researcher’s determination to find cure

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Fouad Chebib, M.D., grew up in a small town in Lebanon. After finishing medical school in Beirut, Dr. Chebib chased his dream across the world to Mayo Clinic. That dream was finding a cure for polycystic kidney disease, or PKD, a genetic defect or mutation that results in the formation of kidney cysts. And it was […]

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Tags: dialysis, Fouad Chebib, kidney disease, nephrology, Vincente Torres


November 28, 2018

Stem cells and chronic kidney disease

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Millions of Americans have chronic kidney disease. Hundreds of thousands will progress to end stage kidney disease requiring either dialysis or kidney transplant. But research is underway to keep people from reaching that point. “Our goal is to take a look at how we can repair the diabetic kidney in terms of delaying the rate of […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, kidney disease, LaTonya Hickson, medical research, nephrology, stem cells


October 2, 2018

Research News Roundup — September 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Each month, we publish Mayo Clinic’s Research News Roundup. This article includes brief summaries and links to news releases from the preceding month that discuss some of our latest medical research. It also connects readers to related resources. Read on for recent findings of Mayo Clinic Research: Mayo Clinic researchers receive Specialized Program of Research Excellence […]

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Tags: aging, cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, JAMA, kidney disease, Matthew Block, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, neurology, opioids, physician burnout, Research News Roundup


July 13, 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: kidney disease


June 19, 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, atrial fibrillation, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, kidney disease, OptumLabs, Peter Noseworthy, stroke, Xiaoxi Yao


May 30, 2017

Team-based care improves life expectancy, results in fewer hospitalizations among kidney dialysis patients

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The health care industry is under constant pressure to reduce costs. This is especially evident in chronic disease management, where a growing segment of the population – the Centers for Disease Control estimates half of all adults in the United States have one or more chronic conditions – is accumulating an increasing portion of health […]

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Tags: Bjorg Thorsteinsdottir, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, dialysis, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, kidney disease, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, nephrology, population health, telemedicine


January 31, 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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November 25, 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: kidney disease, kidney transplant, nephrology


November 25, 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, nephrology


November 25, 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, nephrology


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