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2014-05-13 16:28:05

RIVER EDGE, N.J., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nephros, Inc. (OTCQB: NEPH), a commercial stage medical device company that develops and sells high performance liquid purification ultrafilters and an on-line mid-dilution hemodiafiltration system for the treatment of chronic renal failure patients, announced today the first commercial use of its hemodiafiltration ("HDF") system in the United States. As announced in a separate press release today, DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita...

2014-05-12 12:31:13

Patient Pathways, VillageHealth Recognized with National Awards DENVER, May 12, 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 that its approach to integrated care has been recognized with two Dorland Health "Case In Point" Platinum Awards, a unique awards program that recognizes the most successful and innovative case-management programs working to improve...

2014-05-07 08:31:43

DELAND, Fla., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, today announced that DaVita Labs, the diagnostic laboratory servicing both dialysis organizations and physician practices, has implemented molecular diagnostic testing using technology from Roche Diagnostics. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140318/DC85712LOGO This molecular diagnostic testing will allow DaVita...

2014-05-06 08:35:44

Three DaVita Nurses Make a Difference for Houstonians HOUSTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DaVita, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, today announced that three of its dialysis nurses made the Houston Chronicle's Top 100 Nurses list. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140303/LA75036LOGO-b DaVita's dialysis nurses are the only dialysis nurses recognized on the list. Judy Geraci, director of clinical...

2014-05-02 23:04:30

Epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease of Uncertain Causes Hits Agricultural Communities Around the World Oakland, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 With a special issue—Chronic Kidney Disease Hits Agricultural Communities—MEDICC Review becomes the first peer-reviewed journal to devote an entire issue to this epidemic. In the past two decades, deaths from chronic kidney disease (CKD) have risen so rapidly that CKD now represents the third highest rate of increase among the top causes of death,...

2014-04-23 08:31:04

Acquires Sinar Indentiti clinics in Seremban SEREMBAN, Malaysia, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, today announced it acquired three hemodialysis centers from Malaysian dialysis provider Sinar Indentiti Sbn Bhd, further expanding its care of kidney patients in the country. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140318/DC85712LOGO "DaVita is committed to raising...

2014-04-22 08:34:50

Recipes cater to those with numerous health conditions HOUSTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dietitians from DaVita, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, have created and are distributing "Recipes for Healthier Living", a cookbook comprising recipes tailored to promote better health. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140318/DC85712LOGO The cookbook, which was created in March in support of National Nutrition Month,...

2014-04-21 12:26:45

Business, teammate growth drives need for new facility DELAND, Fla., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita®, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, today announced that DaVita Labs(SM), the diagnostic laboratory servicing both dialysis organizations and physician practices, is expanding its laboratory operations in DeLand, Fla., to accommodate future teammate growth....

2014-04-18 12:02:46

Certain prenatal risk factors are associated with the development of chronic kidney disease in children, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). Future studies should investigate whether modifying these factors could help protect children's kidney health. Risks for certain types of kidney disease may arise before birth, and researchers suspect that the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) may be programmed...

2014-04-17 08:28:50

HAYWARD, Calif., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOR) today announced that it is partnering with the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to become a National Sponsor of Kidney Walk, the country's largest walk to raise money and awareness for kidney disease. Through this partnership, Questcor will support more than 85 Kidney Walks across the country. The nationwide series is comprised of community events that call attention to kidney disease and the need...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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