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Latest Chronic kidney disease Stories

2013-04-19 08:25:13

Multidisciplinary approach to transplant therapy gives chronic kidney disease sufferers "a new chance at life" - while currently serving more African-American patients per capita than any other program in the United States. DETROIT, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christopher Brantley says he will never forget the moment when he realized that he was going to need dialysis for life if he didn't get a kidney transplant. (Photo:...

2013-04-17 14:27:14

Contrary to the positive findings of a previous pilot study, administration of a sodium bicarbonate-based infusion to induce urinary alkalinization during and after surgery does not reduce the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) and may even cause harm in patients undergoing open heart surgery. These are the conclusions of a study by Anja Haase-Fielitz of the Otto-von-Guericke-University in Magdeburg, Germany, Rinaldo Bellomo of the Austin Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, and...

2013-04-15 08:27:15

After Reviewing Brief Product Profiles, Surveyed Nephrologists Indicate Moderate to High Interest in Zerenex, SFP and PA21, According to a New Report from BioTrends Research Group EXTON, Pa., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends Research Group, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for specialized biopharmaceutical issues, finds that in hemodialysis (HD), Sanofi's Ferrlecit patient share has experienced a significant 9 percent increase between Q4 2012 and Q1...

2013-04-14 23:03:07

U.S. panel of judges grants plaintiffs' petition seeking consolidation before a single judge of numerous lawsuits alleging Fresenius dialysis products were linked to kidney failures. Resource4thePeople offering free legal consultations. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 14, 2013 http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivemedicaldevices/Dialysis-Lawsuit.html Resource4thePeople reports today an update of the progress of numerous lawsuits* in the federal court system alleging that NaturaLyte and...

Apple-Shaped Bodies Linked To Higher Risk Of Kidney Disease
2013-04-12 19:35:47

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online If you have an apple-shaped body, then you may be more apt to develop a kidney disease, according to research written in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Researchers found people who have these types of bodies tend to have lower kidney function, lower kidney blood flow and higher blood pressure within the kidneys than those with pear-shaped bodies. The study suggests people with apple-shaped bodies may benefit...

2013-04-12 12:00:19

Differences are especially pronounced in regions that spend the most on end-of-life care Highlights: -There is substantial regional variation in the magnitude of racial differences in end-of-life care among US adults with kidney failure. -Black-white differences in dialysis discontinuation and hospice referral are most pronounced in regions with the highest levels of end-of-life spending. More than 590,000 Americans in 2010 were treated for kidney failure. At the end of life,...

2013-04-08 08:30:16

Company to Leverage Recent CE Mark Approvals for System One Innovations LAWRENCE, Mass., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NxStage(®) Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, announced today that it has completed its move to a direct sales model in the United Kingdom. NxStage will begin selling the System One(TM) and related products and services directly in the region through its wholly-owned UK subsidiary, NxStage Medical UK, Ltd. The...

2013-04-05 11:55:15

Avoiding excess weight gain could prevent many cases of chronic kidney disease Highlights: Individuals who are overweight starting in early adulthood are twice as likely to have chronic kidney disease at age 60 to 64 years than those who are not overweight. Larger waist-to-hip ratios ("apple-shaped" bodies) during middle age are also linked with chronic kidney disease at age 60 to 64 years. More than one-third of chronic kidney disease cases at age 60 to 64 years in the US could...

2013-04-04 12:25:14

EXTON, Pa., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends Research Group, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for specialized biopharmaceutical issues, finds that, compared to just one year ago, the mean hemoglobin at erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) initiation has significantly declined and is nearing levels at which a blood transfusion may be required. In addition, nephrologists tend to overestimate the percent of stage 3 chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients on an ESA,...

2013-04-01 08:23:25

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tengion, Inc. (OTCQB: TNGN), a leader in regenerative medicine, today announced the acceptance of the Company's Clinical Trial Application (CTA) filed with the Medical Products Agency (MPA) in Sweden to initiate a Phase 1 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and delivery of its Neo-Kidney Augment(TM) product in up to five patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD). "We are excited to have received MPA approval for the Neo-Kidney...