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2010-04-13 15:01:11

A new consensus statement on adult malnutrition suggests classifying patients in three categories related to the cause of malnutrition, according to an international committee of nutrition researchers. This approach could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of malnutrition. "Depending upon the criteria that are used, up to 50 percent of patients in hospitals or skilled nursing facilities have been estimated to be malnourished," said Gordon Jensen, professor and head of nutritional...

2009-12-02 11:20:40

It is thought that the elevated levels of urea (the byproduct of protein breakdown that is excreted in the urine) in patients with end-stage kidney failure are not particularly toxic. However, a team of researchers, at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, and Università degli Studi di Foggia, Italy, has now generated evidence in mice that high levels of urea are indeed toxic. They therefore suggest that blocking the effects of high levels of urea might benefit...

2009-09-16 07:36:06

Patients who sustain injury to their kidneys and require in-hospital dialysis are three times more likely to need long-term dialysis later in life compared to those without a history of this condition, says a new study from St. Michael's Hospital. Patients with acute kidney disease are a high-risk group for whom early medical surveillance and intervention may prevent progression to irreversible end-stage kidney disease. Approximately two million Canadians have kidney disease and more than...

2009-09-14 16:23:33

Canadian researchers said intensive nightly home hemodialysis may effectively treat kidney failure. The study, published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, compared outcomes in a total of 1,239 patients tracked up to 12 years. The researchers found the survival between night home dialysis patients having six to eight hour sessions for up to seven times a week and those who received kidney transplants from deceased donors was comparable. However, the survival of the patients who...

2009-07-24 07:20:00

'Urine NGAL' gives clues to kidney injury in ICU patients and HIV-related kidney diseaseAcute kidney injury (AKI) is a frequent complication in patients in intensive care. A new laboratory test called urine neutrophil gelatinase associated lipocalin (NGAL) helps predict if patients will develop acute kidney injury, reports an upcoming study in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). "As a stand-alone marker, urine NGAL performed moderately well in predicting ongoing and...

2009-07-24 07:18:45

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is an ever-present danger to patients in intensive care. A new laboratory test called urine neutrophil gelatinase associated lipocalin (NGAL) helps predict if patients will develop acute kidney injury. "As a stand-alone marker, urine NGAL performed moderately well in predicting ongoing and subsequent AKI," T. Alp Ikizler, MD, Vanderbilt University, was quoted as saying. Another study indicates that urine NGAL may also help diagnose HIV-related kidney disease...

2008-11-12 09:00:45

Pervasis Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company pioneering biologically active therapies and devices to treat serious illnesses, today announced that safety and efficacy data from the Company's Phase 1 and Phase 2 V-HEALTH (Vascular intimal Hyperplasia: Extending Arterial and venous patency, Limiting vascular Trauma, and inhibiting Hyperplasia while re-establishing vascular health) trials will be presented at the 35th Annual VEITHsymposium(TM) in New York City, New York. In V-HEALTH,...

2008-09-05 09:00:08

Medivisor, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MVSR) announced today that it has signed an agreement with Cura Pharmaceutical, Co. Inc to market the product Albumax, a whey protein isolate formula that makes it easy for kidney disorder patients to reach their daily requirements of high quality protein in their diet. Under the terms of the Agreement, Cura will continue to be responsible for manufacturing, regulatory, medical, clinical development, pricing and distribution for the product while Medivisor is...

2008-09-02 06:00:06

BOOTHWYN, Pa., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients requiring hemodialysis, considered Stage 5 CKD, is growing every year in spite of medical advances. This growth is fueled by the aging baby boomer population and the diabetes epidemic in the United States. There were nearly 100,000 new cases of Stage 5 CKD in 2005 alone, according to the United States Renal Data System, and approximately 600,000 in total today. That number is expected to climb 76% by...


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