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2013-12-13 09:29:34

60 million people globally have chronic kidney disease. Increased physical activity may slow kidney function decline in patients with kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that exercise could have a powerful effect on maintaining patients' health. Approximately 60 million people globally have chronic kidney disease (CKD). In the past 20 years, few new interventions have been...

2013-12-02 23:24:09

ChinaMarketResearchReports.com adds “Global and China Hemodialysis Industry Report, 2012-2013” latest report to its store. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 Hemodialysis is also regarded as artificial kidney, a kind of blood purification targeting mainly at the treatment of renal failure patients. In 2011, the global dialysis population hit 2.158 million, a year-on-year increase of 6.4%. And the growth rate is estimated to maintain around 6% in the upcoming years, with the targeted...

2013-11-27 09:59:05

In the United States, African Americans have approximately twice the risk of end-stage renal disease compared to white Americans, despite a similar prevalence in earlier stages of chronic kidney disease. A large study co-authored by George Washington University (GW) researcher Dominic Raj, M.D., identifies factors that mediate differences in the progression of chronic kidney disease between black patients and white patients, as well as among black patients, in order to reduce the excess...

2013-11-21 11:23:28

NIH-funded study suggests increasing treatment adherence may help Even with more prescriptions for growth hormone, children and adolescents with chronic kidney disease were less likely to grow to normal height ranges if they came from lower-income families, according to research funded by the National Institutes of Health. Results from the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) Study are published in the December issue of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases and online today at...

Investigational Bioengineered Vessel Shows Potential As Dialysis Graft
2013-11-21 06:37:46

Duke University Medical Center An investigational, man-made blood vessel used in vascular grafts for kidney dialysis patients may potentially show encouraging early results among study patients in Poland, according to preliminary data reported Wednesday by a researcher at Duke Medicine. Presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions meeting in Dallas, the early findings of this interim patient data track 28 hemodialysis patients who received grafts using the...

2013-11-19 23:28:06

Chronic kidney disease is a serious problem, especially for those over age 80. And according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the problem is only getting worse. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Chronic kidney disease is a serious problem, especially for those over age 80. And according to a study published in September, 2013 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the problem is only getting worse. Those with chronic kidney...

2013-11-19 12:23:40

Rhode Island Hospital researchers play lead roles in study; will present findings at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association According to the findings from a national research trial, people who suffer from a narrowing of the arteries that lead to the kidneys, or renal artery stenosis, do not experience better outcomes when renal stenting is used. Instead, a comprehensive regimen of drug and medical therapies works just as well. The national study, which was led by Rhode Island...


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