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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.
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.
A growing number of kidneys from deceased donors are discarded, but a new study suggests that most of these could be successfully transplanted.
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, CUMC 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
- April 23, 2015
- October 13, 2014
A puzzling form of kidney disease—IgA nephropathy—appears to spring from the intestine, says study by CUMC researchers.
- September 18, 2014
Research shows that the kidney can sense bacterial infections in the bladder and launch an attack by flooding the urinary tract with an antimicrobial protein.
- July 15, 2014
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is No. 6 in the country and No. 1 in New York in this year's U.S. News & World Report's hospital ranking.
- April 8, 2014
Dr. Ali G. Gharavi, a leading kidney disease researcher, has been appointed chief of nephrology at NewYork-Presbyterian/CUMC.