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2013-10-24 23:20:33

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Acute Renal Failure (ARF) (Acute Kidney Injury) Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013. London (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 Summary GlobalData's clinical trial report, “Acute Renal Failure (ARF) (Acute Kidney Injury) Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013" provides data on the Acute Renal Failure (ARF) (Acute Kidney Injury) clinical trial scenario. This report provides elemental information and data relating to the...

2012-06-25 23:33:45

There has been a three-fold increase in the number of patients receiving acute dialysis because of injury after cardiac and vascular surgeries since 1995, states a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Acute kidney injury is a serious complication after surgery and can lead to death or result in compromised quality of life for people who do survive. Researchers conducted a large study of 552 672 patients in Ontario who had elective major surgery at 118 hospitals...

2012-06-11 11:41:23

Aspirin taken for five days before a heart operation can halve the numbers of patients developing post-operative acute kidney failure, according to research presented at the European Anaesthesiology Congress in Paris today (Sunday). Professor Jianzhong Sun (MD, PhD), professor and attending anesthesiologist at Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, USA), told the meeting that in a study of 3,219 patients, pre-operative aspirin therapy was associated with a...

2012-05-14 15:29:49

Henry Ford Hospital researchers have found that the presence of excess protein in a common urine test is an effective prognostic marker of acute renal failure in patients with severe sepsis. Researchers analyzed data from 328 sepsis patients with no previous history of protein in the urine and found the urine dipstick test predicted the presence of renal failure in 55 percent of these patients. A urine dipstick test is routinely done as part of a urinalysis to help diagnose urinary...

2012-05-14 02:27:35

LAWRENCE, Mass., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NxStage® Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today announced that former NxStage® System One(TM) patient Nikolas Gieske of Mequon, Wisconsin, received a kidney transplant following four successful years of more frequent home hemodialysis with the System One. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110503/MM94799LOGO ) The freedom to do his dialysis treatments on his own schedule...

2012-03-29 02:26:18

CHICAGO, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Incidences of renal complications, specifically acute renal failure (ARF) and new hemodialysis (HD), continue to increase significantly among Medicare beneficiaries (MB) admitted for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). While patients admitted with impaired renal function are at increased risk, approximately 10 percent of elective patients will suffer renal complications without prior indicators. These findings warrant more focus on implementation...

2012-01-17 11:03:16

New biomarkers tested How does a doctor determine whether or not an emergency-room patient has acute kidney injury? Using tests currently available in the hospital, this question is often difficult to answer. In many emergency cases, however, early diagnosis of the severity of the disease picture is crucial. A large multicenter study by clinicians of the Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC), a joint cooperation between the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular...

2012-01-12 21:02:24

Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital have published the first detailed figures showing the risk of using the prescription drug Rasilez in combination with certain other blood pressure-lowering medications. The pharmaceutical company Novartis terminated a large, international clinical trial of the drug last month after finding an increased incidence after 18-24 months of non-fatal strokes, renal complications, high levels of potassium in the blood and low blood pressure. As a result,...

2012-01-10 10:11:31

Acute kidney injury (AKI) has severe consequences, with a 25 to 80 percent risk of in-hospital death. Researchers have found a way to diagnose AKI using a urine test, enabling emergency departments to identify these high-risk patients when they first arrive at the hospital. The study will be published online on January 9, 2012, in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Physicians typically measure a patient's creatinine levels to determine kidney function. But creatinine levels...

2011-12-20 13:33:44

Human blood test used as template for animal blood test When evaluating early kidney injuries in people, doctors monitor blood level increases of creatinine, a waste product of muscle breakdown, to understand the severity of the injury. Creatinine is filtered by the kidneys, and small increases are an indication of early damage to vital kidney function. For pets suffering critical illness or injury, University of Missouri researchers have found that even tiny increases of creatinine in...