From the NKUDIC: Kidney Disease Research and News

Kidney Diseases Research and News

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July 2013

Study Finding: Acute Kidney Injury Can Lead to Permanent Kidney Damage
Research supported by the NIDDK suggests that survivors of acute kidney injury—a sudden loss of kidney function—have a lifelong increased risk for developing permanent kidney damage, resulting in decreased kidney function.

First Recipients of Research Grants to Support Genomic Studies in Africa Announced
The National Institutes of Health and Wellcome Trust, a global charity based in London, have announced grants aimed at fostering cutting-edge research in the African scientific community.

NIDDK to Study Approaches for Improved Survival for People on Hemodialysis
More than 400,000 people are currently treated by hemodialysis under Medicare's End-Stage Renal Disease Program. To improve patient well-being and survival and to reduce complications, the NIDDK is funding Novel Interventions to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality of Hemodialysis Patients, a new program to encourage collaboration on pilot and feasibility studies.

New and Updated Publications