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Latest Chronic kidney disease Stories

2013-08-01 08:33:04

- National Kidney Foundation Recommends Annual Urine Screening for All Americans Over Age 60 - NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly six of ten Americans will develop kidney disease in their lifetime, according to a new analysis published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. In comparison, lifetime risk of diabetes, heart attack and invasive cancer is approximately four in ten. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please visit:...

2013-07-30 16:22:42

Leaders Warn That Proposed 12 Percent Reduction Will Lead to Facility Closures, Diminished Access and Quality WASHINGTON, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Basketball legend Alonzo Mourning is in Washington, DC, today for meetings with policy makers and elected officials to argue against proposed cuts to Medicare's dialysis benefit -- cuts that kidney care leaders warn will have negative consequences for patient access and quality. Mourning, who has kidney disease and had a...

Obese Patients Can Still Benefit From Kidney Transplants
2013-07-29 05:12:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Obese kidney failure patients who receive transplants experience the same overall survival benefit as their more physically fit counterparts, according to new research appearing in the latest edition of the American Journal of Transplantation. According to MedPage Today Contributing Writer Salynn Boyles, the study authors discovered renal failure patients who are obese but have a body mass index (BMI) score under 40kg/m2...

2013-07-22 16:23:27

Proposed Cut of 12 Percent Would Lead to Facility Closures, Significantly Impact Patient Care, Quality WASHINGTON, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Kidney Care Partners: On July 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) - the government program that oversees Medicare - put forth a proposed rule cutting funding for dialysis by 12 percent,** or $30 per treatment to the payment rate that Medicare would otherwise pay for calendar...

2013-07-22 08:20:25

US DOT issues an Industry Letter allowing portable dialysis machines on airline flights free of charge LAWRENCE, Mass., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, congratulates Home Dialyzors United (HDU) for its work with the Department of Transportation that led to the issuing of Industry Guidance regarding transport of portable dialysis machines by air travelers with disabilities. This guidance, sent...

2013-07-19 11:58:03

Blacks and those with a larger waist circumference, diabetes, and history of heart attacks or strokes at highest risk -Researchers found a strong, graded association between worse kidney function and the presence of hypertension that is resistant to medications. -More than 50% of individuals with moderate CKD had resistant hypertension. -Among people with CKD, blacks and those with a larger waist circumference, diabetes, and a history of heart attacks or strokes were more likely to have...

2013-07-18 20:22:44

Findings presented at the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) annual conference suggest that early treatment might prevent chronic kidney disease. LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- While many people are aware of the risk of stroke and heart attack related to obesity, far fewer are aware of the connection between severe obesity and kidney disease. Famed bariatric surgeon Dr. Michael Feiz would like the public to know that a new study suggests that...

2013-07-17 04:20:56

Pioneering kidney program becomes one of only ten healthcare centers in the nation to make less invasive, FDA-approved "Flixene IFG" graft available to kidney dialysis patients. DETROIT, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of physicians at DMC Harper University Hospital announced yesterday that it has successfully treated several patients with a new high-tech "vascular graft" that significantly reduces the risk of trauma to blood vessels used in connecting patients to...

2013-07-11 08:29:45

PCPs are Most Likely to Make the Initial CKD Diagnosis, Making Them an Important Target for Manufacturers, According to a New Report from BioTrends Research Group EXTON, Pa., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends Research Group, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for specialized biopharmaceutical issues, finds that, for late-phase products for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients--including AbbVie's altrasentan, Concert Pharmaceuticals' CTP-499, Mitsubishi...

2013-07-08 08:27:55

Following the Voluntary Recall of the ESA Omontys, Surveyed Nephrologists are Less Likely to Prescribe a New ESA Compared With Descriptions of Other Likely Future Renal Anemia Products, According to a New Report from BioTrends Research Group EXTON, Pa., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends Research Group, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for specialized biopharmaceutical issues, finds that, among surveyed nephrologists, familiarity with the late-stage...