By Sean Marshall
New medical news this week. According to medical news today, an online medical news site, African Americans individuals carrying the sickle cell blood disorder trait are at high risk of chronic kidney disease. It was explained that African Americans that that carry the sickle cell trait have a risk factor of 20.7 percent for chronic kidney disease It was also explained that “the researchers also found that people with SCT had a faster decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) - the rate at which fluid is filtered through the kidney; 22.6% of those with sickle cell trait experienced eGFR decline, compared with 19% of those without the condition.”
Other findings included statistics like “31.8% of people with SCT experienced albuminuria - excess protein in urine that can be a sign of a kidney disorder - compared with 19% of those free of SCT.”
The most important part highlighted near then end was the researchers comments on the need for further research and development.
If you'd like to read the article go to the link here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/285322.php
But wait there’s more, the big problem is that as of right now a scientific medical news website is not reveling why individuals wit sickle cell. This issue was actually covered in another article found on Reuters.com. Reuters is actually a business magazine which goes to show that sickle cell awareness is spreading to all different aspects of life yet is still not a properly covered topic.
As of right now the article found on reuters.com is explained by Dr. Rakhi Naik of Johns Hopkins University that “even though sickle cell trait has been considered to be relatively benign, it has been known that kidney complications, such as having blood in the urine, was more common in people with sickle cell trait versus people without sickle cell trait,”
She went on to better explain why this happens “the theory is that under very highly stressful situations there may be some localized sickling that happens in the kidney that is leading to functional impairment.”
So there you have it in order for all questions about chronic kidney disease affecting individuals with sickle cell traits in the media this week .
If you would like to get a better understanding of the situation you can find the story here: http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/11/13/us-sickle-cell-kidney-idINKCN0IX2KG20141113
It's best to read both to get an accurate idea of what's happening but if you have to read one go for the second over the first it might not be as official or use as many medical terms but it answers most questions.
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