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2014-03-10 12:26:17

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, March 13 at 1 p.m. ET, Kidney Care Partners (KCP) will host a Webinar to discuss the release of the Strategic Blueprint for Advancing Kidney Care Quality. The strategic blueprint was the result of a community-wide initiative launched at a national KCP-sponsored quality summit in March 2013, supported by 33 organizational leaders in kidney care. The document identifies four key patient-centric goals: -- Improved patient...

2014-03-05 14:40:37

Although some research has suggested that the use of the anticoagulant warfarin for atrial fibrillation among patients with chronic kidney disease would increase the risk of death or stroke, a study that included more than 24,000 patients found a lower l-year risk of the combined outcomes of death, heart attack or stroke without a higher risk of bleeding, according to a study in the March 5 issue of JAMA. Juan Jesus Carrero, Ph.D., of the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, and colleagues...

2014-03-04 15:57:46

Drug Research and Development should target cell-cell interactions that promote disease progression Prevention and reversal of chronic kidney disease is an urgent public health need. The disease affects 1 in 10 Americans, is debilitating and deadly, and existing drugs, at best, offer only mild delay in progression to end-stage kidney failure. New research led by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai investigators has uncovered abnormal molecular signaling pathways from disease initiation...

2014-03-04 12:25:56

'First-of-Its-Kind' Report Could 'Change the Quality Paradigm' for U.S. Renal Care WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kidney Care Partners (KCP), a broad-based coalition of patient advocates, dialysis professionals, care providers, researchers and manufacturers, today released a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind report designed to accelerate improvement in the quality of kidney care in the United States. The blueprint initiative, launched at a national KCP-sponsored quality...

2014-03-03 04:23:03

At-risk Populations Include Those with Diabetes and High Blood Pressure and Minority Groups DENVER, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, is encouraging people who are at risk for kidney disease to make a new resolution to learn and understand their risk during National Kidney Month. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140303/LA75036-INFO-a One in 10 adults age 20 or older in the U.S....

2014-02-26 08:25:10

SEATTLE, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Kidney Centers is pleased to announce that its president and chief executive officer, Joyce F. Jackson, was one of two people named Outstanding Health Care Executive of the year by Seattle Business magazine. Jackson received the honor at the magazine's annual Leaders in Health Care Awards ceremony held Feb. 24 at the Washington State Convention Center. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140226/PH72079 ) In a tie decision by...

2014-02-25 20:21:53

RIVER EDGE, N.J., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nephros, Inc. (OTCQB:NEPH), a commercial stage medical device company that develops and sells high performance liquid purification ultrafilters and Bellco S.r.l., an Italy-based company focused on Dialysis and Extracorporeal Blood Purification, announced today that the companies have signed an amendment to their existing license agreement. The amendment extends the agreement by five years through 2021 and expands the territories covered by...

2014-02-21 11:38:00

Efforts to reduce these harms may safeguard patients' health In addition to experiencing negative health effects from their disease, patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are also at risk of experiencing hazardous events potentially related to medical treatments they receive. A study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) finds that low blood sugar and high blood potassium being common complications of their medical care. Patients...

2014-02-19 08:32:28

LONDON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: OpportunityAnalyzer: Late-Stage Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) - Opportunity Analysis and Forecasts to 2017 OpportunityAnalyzer: Late-Stage Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) - Opportunity Analysis and Forecasts to 2017 Summary Late-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD), encompassing stage 4 and 5 CKD, is a disease that manifests in a host of co-morbidities. Of these, bone and mineral...

2014-02-18 04:21:26

African-Americans are about three and a half times more likely to develop kidney failure DENVER, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, is encouraging African-Americans to learn about their risk for kidney disease during Black History Month. Throughout February, African-Americans across the country are paying tribute to generations of challenges and triumphs. Black History Month is also a...


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