Kidney Disease

Kidney expert Sharma receives $1.4 million STARS award

November 3, 2017

Kumar Sharma, M.D., professor and chief of nephrology at UT Health San Antonio, was recently awarded a $1.4 million Translational STARs award from the UT System

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September 5, 2017

Thanks to a California clinician-scientist’s recruitment, UT Health San Antonio is now at the center of a major National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiative to improve scientific knowledge of kidney disease and revolutionize treatments. The project is bringing several million dollars of research to UT Health over the next five years. Kumar Sharma, M.D., assumed […]

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News 4: Local hospital recognized for hepatitis C control efforts

May 26, 2016

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio’s Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH) was recognized for its initiative to screen, evaluate and cure chronic hepatitis C. Watch the full story at News 4

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Oral drug normalizes potassium in 98 percent of kidney patients with side effect

March 27, 2015

High potassium increases risk of fatal cardiac arrhythmias; dialysis was one of only treatment options previously

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Leader of NIH diabetes institute to speak at UT Health Science Center

February 10, 2015

In a lecture titled “Science: A Tool for Justice,” Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., MACP will discuss how “common, chronic, costly and consequential diseases” – including type 2 diabetes – disproportionately affect minority populations.

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Henrich, co-authors find renal-artery stents don’t reduce major events

November 19, 2013

Adding stents to therapy did not reduce risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney failure

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