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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...

2014-05-30 11:21:45

American Society of Nephrology Individuals with poor kidney function may require more intensive screening for these cancer types Reduced kidney function may increase the risk of developing kidney and urothelial cancers, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that patients with kidney disease may benefit from more intensive screenings for these types of cancer. Chronic kidney disease and...

2014-05-29 23:00:23

A report by RTI International researchers provides recommendations to address chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology. Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 An important and mysterious global public health concern is unfolding around chronic kidney disease of unknown origin. In certain endemic areas in Sri Lanka, more than 15 percent of the population is at risk of developing chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu), according to Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health and...

2014-05-29 16:27:02

OAKLAND, Calif., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A key measure of reduced kidney function and chronic kidney disease -- reduced glomerular filtration rate -- is an independent risk factor for renal and urothelial cancer (cancers of the kidney and bladder), according to a study published online today in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO Chronic kidney disease and cancer are both major and growing public health problems....

2014-05-29 12:28:41

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 30(th), nephrologists and kidney patients from across the country will convene in Washington to participate in the Renal Physicians Association's (RPA) annual Capitol Hill Day. Coordinated in collaboration with the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), RPA's Capitol Hill day offers kidney patients and nephrologists the opportunity to advocate on issues impacting the delivery of effective and appropriate kidney disease...


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