July 19, 2023
What causes certain individuals who experience a sudden decline in kidney function to develop kidney disease while others recover? A new study co-led by UC San Diego bioengineers could provide insight—at the single-cell level—into the underlying factors contributing to these divergent outcomes.
October 22, 2018
…to track and measure kidney function, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and University of California San Francisco School of Medicine report that lowering systolic blood pressure to less than 120 mm Hg does not damage the kidney organ itself. Instead, any negative changes to clinical…
September 24, 2013
…Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases – part of the National Institutes of Health – has renewed a grant shared by the University of California, San Diego and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Schools of Medicine. The five-year, $5.64 million renewal will extend and expand research into acute kidney…
August 27, 2019
For the first time in Southern California, surgeons at UC San Diego Health have transplanted the kidney of a deceased donor with HIV into a recipient with a pre-existing HIV infection. The procedure is part of an unprecedented multi-site national clinical trial.
October 3, 2011
…from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health, to study kidney complications related to type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
October 19, 2022
UC San Diego Health is now offering a new treatment for patients with low-grade upper tract urothelial cancer that could safely avoid removal of the entire kidney, which may prevent the need for dialysis or kidney transplant in the future.
August 20, 2020
A Kidney Named Lefty Through remote donation, a woman’s life is saved and a “sisterhood” is formed Barbara Gallas, age 70, knew she was getting significantly more ill. “I had no energy. I could do like two errands and then I needed to go home and go back to sleep,”…
January 8, 2014
…donated one of his kidneys to William Lynch. The organ match would not have occurred without a bit of serendipity and a big love of football. Munoz and Lynch had been childhood friends, but hadn’t seen each other in years – then they found themselves randomly seated next to each…
October 10, 2013
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified 13 metabolites – small molecules produced by cellular metabolism – that are significantly different in patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease compared to healthy controls.
March 23, 2023
In 1968, Darrell Fanestil, MD, founded what has become the Division of Nephrology-Hypertension at UC San Diego Health. Fanestil and his wife, Dorthy Ann, have given $2 million establish a chair in the field, which will be held by Joachim H. Ix, MD.