Research effort seeks to improve home care for kidney failure patients

Vanderbilt nephrologist, Thomas Golper, M.D., professor of Medicine in Nephrology and Hypertension, is leading an effort to form a research consortium with a goal of improving care for kidney failure patients who receive a form of home dialysis.

‘Longevity’ gene aids kidney survival

A gene associated with cell survival and longevity may protect the kidney from acute injury.

Do-it-yourself repair in the kidney

The kidney can mediate its own repair through proliferation of resident immune system cells.

Obesity linked to kidney problems after heart surgery

Obesity increases the risk of acute kidney injury following cardiac surgery, according to a Vanderbilt study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Low oxygen could protect sick kidneys

Low oxygen – and the activation of factors that respond to this situation – may be protective in chronic kidney disease.

‘U.S. News’ ranks Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt among nation’s best

Once again the Monroe Carell Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt was recognized by the “U.S. News and World Report’ children’s hospital rankings.

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