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03/23/2014: Mass. General study identifies path to safer drugs for heart disease, cancer

MGH investigators may have found a way to solve a problem that has plagued a group of drugs called ligand-mimicking integrin inhibitors, which have the potential to treat conditions ranging from heart attacks to cancer metastasis.

11/20/2013: Current practice may over-diagnose vitamin D deficiency

The current "gold standard" test for measuring vitamin D status may not accurately diagnose vitamin D deficiency in black individuals.

11/15/2013: Blocking signal-transmitting cellular pores may prevent kidney damage from diabetes, other conditions

A group of MGH investigators has identified a molecule that plays a key role in the breakdown of the kidney filter, presenting a potential therapeutic target for stopping the type of kidney damage associated with diabetes before it becomes irreversible.

11/15/2013: On the same page

For the past three years newlyweds, Peter Mundel, MD, and Anna Greka, MD, PhD, both of the Division of Nephrology in the MGH Department of Medicine, have been working with other MGH colleagues on what may be the first targeted treatment for kidney diseases.

11/08/2013: Repurposed drug may be first targeted treatment for serious kidney disease

A drug approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis may also turn out to be the first targeted therapy for one of the most common forms of kidney disease, a condition that almost inevitably leads to kidney failure.

07/16/2013: #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

02/29/2012: Kidney Health Q&A with Winfred W. Williams, MD, of the Mass General Transplant Center

Nephrologist Winfred W. Williams, MD, explains why the kidneys are important, what causes kidney disease and how to keep the kidneys healthy.

02/14/2012: Vitamin D treatment not found to reduce cardiovascular abnormalities in kidney disease patients

Almost a year's treatment with a vitamin D compound did not alleviate key structural and functional cardiovascular abnormalities in patients with kidney disease and cardiac enlargement.

08/02/2011: Pilot study suggests new approach to treat preeclampsia

A novel therapy that reduces elevated blood levels of a potentially toxic protein in women with preeclampsia, a dangerous complication of pregnancy, may someday address the therapeutic dilemma posed by the condition – balancing life-threatening risks to the mother with the dangers that early delivery poses to an immature fetus.

07/19/2011: MGH ranks #2 in nation

MGH ranks #2 in 2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" rankings

04/11/2011: Overcoming chronic kidney disease

When 14-year-old Kassie Holmes was faced with going back on dialysis or receiving a kidney transplant, Avram Traum, MD, recommended a transplant regiment that did not include steroids.

01/07/2011: In memoriam: Michael Linshaw, MD

MGH Hotline 1.7.11 Michael Linshaw, MD, a pediatric nephrologist for MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), died Dec. 31 at his home in Newton. Linshaw, who worked at MGHfC for more than a decade, was 70 years old.

02/19/2010: In Memoriam

MGH Hotline 02.19.10 Nathan Hellman, MD, PhD, a fellow in the Division of Nephrology, died Feb. 13 at the MGH following a short illness. He was 36 years old.

01/04/2010: Division of Nephrology ranks high for patient satisfaction

The Division of Nephrology ranked 5th among 300+ Partners practices for patient satisfaction last year.

08/31/2009: Renal Associates Practice Moving - New Address

The Renal Associates practice is moving to allow for continued growth in an area that is just one-half mile from our current location.

07/01/2004: Mass General Division of Nephrology ranked fourth in country

The U.S. News & World Report magazine ranked the Division of Nephrology the first in the country in medical care for the patient with kidney and hypertension disease.

07/01/2003: Mass General Division of Nephrology ranked first in country

The U.S. News & World Report magazine ranked the Division of Nephrology first in the country in medical care for the patient with kidney and hypertension disease.

07/01/2002: Mass General Division of Nephrology ranked first in country

The U.S. News & World Report magazine ranked the Division of Nephrology first in the country in medical care for the patient with kidney and hypertension disease.

09/06/2001: Investigators from Division of Nephrology Report a Major Scientific Breakthough!

Investigators from the Division of Nephrology report a major scientific breakthrough- the first 3-dimensional structure of integrin aVb3.

07/01/2001: Mass General Division of Nephrology ranked first in country

The U.S. News & World Report magazine ranked the Division of Nephrology first in the country in medical care for the patient with renal disease.

07/01/2000: Mass General Division of Nephrology Ranked Second in Country

The U.S. News & World Report magazine ranked the Division of Nephrology second in the country in medical care for the patient with renal disease.

01/01/2000: End Stage Renal Disease Program

End Stage Renal Disease Program established


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06/11/2012: MGH Nephrology Update - 2012 CME Course

The objective of this five day course is to update attendees on the latest developments in renal medicine.

02/20/2012: Nephrology Division Weekly Seminar Calendar

The weekly seminar calendar changes every week and is updated on a regular basis.

12/14/2009: MGH Renal Weekly Conference Calendar

We are pleased to offer weekly conferences in the Division of Nephrology.


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