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2014-09-08 08:31:48

NephroCheck® Test System Receives FDA Clearance In United States For Risk Assessment Of Acute Kidney Injury SAN DIEGO, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A novel test used to assess risk for acute kidney injury (AKI) could help physicians significantly improve management of intensive care unit (ICU) patients at risk for AKI, who annually account for 5 million admissions.[1] Inadequacies in assessment and management of AKI have been cited as contributing to an increased number of deaths...

2014-08-20 23:02:26

A common approach to treating kidney failure by removing waste products from the blood did not improve survival chances for people who suddenly developed the condition, in a new analysis led by experts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 A common approach to treating kidney failure by removing waste products from the blood did not improve survival chances for people who suddenly developed the condition, in an analysis led by experts...

2014-07-28 08:29:05

Collaboration to Expand Sales Breadth and Market Access SAN DIEGO, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Astute Medical, Inc. today announced a strategic collaboration with Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (OCD) that will expand access to a new test that assesses critically ill patients for risk of acute kidney injury (AKI), a prevalent and deadly condition. A study recently published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology suggested that AKI could be more deadly than heart attack.(1)...

2014-07-16 23:08:14

Researchers say pemetrexed (Alimta), the top chemotherapy drug for mesothelioma, may carry a risk of acute kidney injury, even in patients whose baseline kidney function falls within recommended limits. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Italian scientists say patients on the popular mesothelioma drug pemetrexed may need to take certain precautions to avoid damaging their kidneys. An article on the new research has just been published on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. Click here to...

2014-07-03 11:16:59

NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases NIH study suggests people with either should be monitored for both Acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are closely intertwined, with each disease a risk factor for developing the other and sharing other risk factors in common, as well as sharing causes for the diseases to get worse, and outcomes, suggests a comprehensive analysis by scientists at the National Institutes of Health and George...

2014-04-14 12:37:35

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Renal Physicians Association released a free iPad app to assist nephrologists with shared decision-making (SDM) and pain and symptom management for acute kidney injury (AKI), chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients at the point of care. Adam Weinstein, MD, a RPA Board Member and the leader of the app development team, explains that the RPA SDM Toolkit app is an interactive, workflow-driven...

2014-03-31 12:29:20

Familiarity with ABT-719/ZP-1480, MTB-131, QPI-1002, AC-607 and THR-184 is Very Low Among Surveyed Nephrologists, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that, according to both surveyed nephrologists and critical care physicians, there is a high perceived need for new therapies for the treatment of acute kidney injury (AKI). However, opinions vary among physician types when it comes to the need for...

2014-03-03 08:30:49

Symposium Highlights New Biomarkers for AKI Risk Assessment SAN DIEGO, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading critical care experts will discuss biomarkers for risk assessment of acute kidney injury (AKI) at an educational symposium to be held at the19(th) International Conference on Advances In Critical Care - CRRT 2014 in San Diego. The symposium, "New AKI Biomarkers: A Revolution in Risk Assessment," will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014, from 12:40 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time and is...

2014-02-07 12:58:48

Patients who experience abrupt kidney injury following surgery have an increased risk of later developing heart problems, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that properly treating and monitoring patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) could help protect their heart health. AKI, an sudden decline in kidney function, is an increasingly prevalent and potentially serious condition in hospitalized...

2014-01-10 11:26:19

A single dose of lithium helped restore kidney function in mice with acute kidney injury A mood stabilizer used to treat bipolar affective disorders may also help treat acute kidney injury, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings are significant because there are no effective therapies for AKI. AKI, an abrupt decline in kidney function, is an increasingly prevalent and potentially serious condition...


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