It started out as a treatment for arthritis. But steered by science, it could become a first new approach in two decades for treating the damage that diabetes inflicts on the kidneys of millions of people.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) announced on June 20 that the University of Michigan has been selected to receive $650,000 to study and develop a patient centered decision support tool for management of nephrotic syndrome.
After about a 4-year wait, years of dialysis treatments and 65 surgeries, Jai'Wan Davis-Harbour received a successful kidney transplant at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. Because of a generous organ donor, Jai'Wan, 11, got a second chance at life.
On March 8, the University of Michigan Health System will host a World Kidney Day event that includes free kidney, blood pressure and depression screenings, plus prize raffles and information about kidney transplantation.
The National Institutes of Health is supporting a new effort to understand the complications of diabetes. The University of Michigan will look at the cellular changes that contribute to vision loss, kidney failure and nerve damage in type 1 diabetics.
The University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital has earned the highest rankings in the state of Michigan and is among the best in the country in pediatric specialties according to the U.S. News Media Group's Best Children's Hospital rankings.