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The discovery of new genes linked to IgA nephropathy, a common kidney disease, confirms the idea that the immune system drives the disease.
By analyzing thousands of genetic risk variants, a new algorithm developed by Columbia researchers may be able to predict your risk of developing chronic kidney disease decades before onset.
Kidney transplant recipients and those waiting for a transplant face a high risk of dying from COVID, with patients from racial and ethnic minorities at greater risk.
Most patients who died or were removed from the kidney transplant waitlist before getting a transplant received multiple offers for a donor kidney.
- May 15, 2019
A study shows that one in 7 kidney donor-recipient pairs may have a type of genetic incompatibility that leads to organ rejection.
- December 26, 2018
DNA sequencing can be used to identify the underlying genetic cause of many rare types of chronic kidney disease, leading to better treatment, finds a new study from Columbia University.
- October 25, 2018
A biopsy test that helps transplant centers select kidneys for transplantation is often inaccurate, a new study has found, suggesting that reliance on the biopsy should be reduced.
- December 19, 2017
A growing number of kidneys from deceased donors are discarded, but a new study suggests that most of these could be successfully transplanted.
- December 4, 2017
A study finds that DNA sequencing can be used to identify the genetic cause of chronic kidney disease, potentially affecting treatment.
- July 6, 2017
Transplantation with even suboptimal kidneys provides a significant survival advantage compared to remaining on dialysis, CUIMC researchers say.
- February 24, 2017
The study based on an analysis of patient records suggests that the current method of assessing kidney function may be misleading during the initial evaluation of a patient.
- January 25, 2017
Solving a 60-year-old medical mystery, a team led by Columbia researchers has discovered what causes kidney and urinary tract defects in people with DiGeorge syndrome.
- May 19, 2016
Investigators have uncovered a "weekend effect" contributing to the worsening availability of donor kidneys in the United States