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2014-06-30 16:26:14

NEW YORK, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the National Kidney Foundation, chronic kidney disease affects over 26 million adults in the U.S., and is caused by diabetes and high blood pressure. As kidney functions deteriorate, the kidney's ability to produce red blood cells declines, and results in anemia. Anemia is a condition in which the patient's blood is deficient in red blood cells and hemoglobin. Kidney dialysis is expensive, and the cost of anemia drugs has been...

2014-06-23 08:27:36

Dr. Abdulkareem Alsuwaida joins DaVita team in Saudi Arabia RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, today announced it has named Dr. Abdulkareem Alsuwaida, FRCPC, MSc, as chief medical officer for its operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. "Clinical excellence defines Dr. Alsuwaida's distinctive nephrology career," said Dennis...

2014-06-19 09:49:24

King's College London Heart attack patients with kidney problems may not be getting the full treatment they need, according to a new study led by King's College London. The study found that patients admitted to hospital with chest pains and poorly functioning kidneys are less likely to be given an angiogram and early invasive treatment, which might increase their chance of surviving a heart attack. People admitted to hospital with a suspected heart attack are normally offered early...

2014-06-15 14:57:32

American Society of Nephrology Efforts needed to identify modifiable factors contributing to the higher mortality among black patients Among young adult dialysis patients living in poor neighborhoods, blacks have a significantly higher risk of dying while young compared with whites. The findings, which come from a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), suggest that more work is needed to understand social factors that could...

2014-06-11 08:30:16

-Special Protocol Assessment for trial design and planned analysis agreed upon by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration PRINCETON, N.J., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc., announced today that patient enrollment has begun for a new Phase 3b study of tolvaptan for adult patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), the most common, life-threatening, inherited genetic kidney disorder.(1) The company reached an...

2014-06-10 08:29:25

DaVita Rx provides kidney care patients with disease-specific pharmacy alternative DALLAS, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DaVita Rx, a full-service pharmacy created for patients with complex chronic conditions, such as those with kidney disease, announced today that it has filled its 15 millionth prescription since the company's inception in 2005. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140609/116282 DaVita Rx provides specialized services that improve access and adherence...

2014-06-09 20:22:38

Bill introduced by Representatives Tom Marino and John Lewis would improve lives of kidney patients WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kidney Care Partners (KCP) today praised Representatives Tom Marino (R-PA) and John Lewis (D-GA) for introducing "The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act (H.R. 4814)," a bill supporting improvements in the research, treatment and care of chronic kidney disease to benefit more than 400,000 Americans...

2014-06-09 08:28:01

Commitment to Patient Care, Sustainability and Goodwill Continues to Grow DENVER, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, today announced the release of its 2013 Community Care report, which highlights progress on key initiatives supporting the company's vision for corporate social responsibility (CSR). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140303/LA75036LOGO-b The report,...

2014-06-04 15:42:09

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that new therapies for kidney disease could be developed more quickly by revising the definition of kidney disease progression used during clinical trials. If adopted, the new definition could shorten the length of some clinical trials and also potentially encourage more clinical trials in kidney disease. The findings will be published in the June...

2014-06-02 08:29:03

DaVERT Shares Emergency Preparedness Tips for Hurricane Season DENVER, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, is dedicated to sharing important emergency preparedness information for dialysis patients who might be impacted by weather-related emergencies - notably the hurricane season that starts on June 1. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140318/DC85712LOGO Over the past...


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