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2011-04-22 09:42:26

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Researchers have recently published some promising results of a clinical study using an experimental anti-fibrotic and anti-inflammatory drug called pirfenidone to treat patients with diabetic nephropathy. Diabetes has become the most common single cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the U.S. and Europe due to the facts that 1) diabetes, particularly type 2, is increasing in prevalence; 2) diabetes patients now live longer; and 3) patients with diabetic ESRD are...

2011-02-18 12:37:58

Patients with both type 1 diabetes and CKD have an increased risk of adverse outcomes. Despite aggressive treatment, many patients with type 1 diabetes and overt nephropathy develop End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and/or succumb to a premature death. The competing risks of death and ESRD may confound the estimates of risk for each outcome. Now, the researchers at the University of Helsinki, University Hospital of Helsinki and Folkhälsan Research Center, Finland, and at the Queen Elisabeth...

2011-02-08 07:30:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pervasis Therapeutics announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track review status for Vascugel® for the prevention of hemodialysis access failure in patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD). Vascugel, a novel endothelial cell-based therapy and Pervasis' lead development program, aims to regulate the body's healing response following surgical interventions to create vascular...

2011-01-21 14:32:29

Routine mammograms can show arterial calcium deposits"”which may contribute to heart disease risk Routine mammograms performed for breast cancer screening could serve another purpose as well: detecting calcifications in the blood vessels of patients with advanced kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). Mammograms show calcium deposits in the breast arteries in nearly two-thirds of women...

2011-01-21 08:14:57

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Routine mammograms used to detect breast cancer could also serve as a means to identify calcifications in the blood vessels of patients with advanced kidney disease, according to a new study. Mammograms show calcium deposits in the breast arteries in nearly two-thirds of women with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). "Breast arterial calcification is a specific and useful marker of medial vascular calcification in chronic kidney disease (CKD), and its prevalence is markedly...

2011-01-19 14:29:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kidney Care Partners (KCP), an alliance of patient advocates, dialysis professionals, providers and manufacturers working together to improve the quality of care for individuals with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), named Ron Kuerbitz, Executive Vice President for Fresenius Medical Care-North America, the Coalition's new Chairman for the 2011-2012 term. Taking the helm of KCP, the nation's leading voice for the kidney care community,...

2010-11-23 08:06:27

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who are admitted to the hospital during the weekend are at increased risk of death, according to this study. "Our study highlights poor outcomes for patients with ESRD admitted over the weekend," Ankit Sakhuja, MD, a third year resident in internal medicine at The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee was quoted as saying. "Further research is needed to identify the reasons for this 'weekend effect' and to institute...

2010-11-22 13:23:03

Variant MYH9 gene is found in 55 percent of black patients in kidney disease study In African Americans with kidney disease related to hypertension (high blood pressure), a common gene variant is associated with a sharply increased risk of progressive kidney disease, according to a study presented at the American Society of Nephrology's 43rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition. End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) associated with hypertension occurs in the African American population at a rate...

2010-11-19 13:59:53

Among kidney disease patients, earlier care from a nephrologist is associated with a decreased likelihood of developing end-stage renal disease and a lower risk of death during the first year of dialysis, according to a study presented at the American Society of Nephrology's 43rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition. Although confirmatory studies are needed, increasing the number of patients who receive nephrologist treatment for advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) could have a...

2010-11-19 12:18:44

'Weekend effect' linked to delayed dialysis, higher risk of death Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who are admitted to the hospital during the weekend are at increased risk of death, according to a study presented at the American Society of Nephrology's 43rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition. "Our study highlights poor outcomes for patients with ESRD admitted over the weekend," comments Ankit Sakhuja, MD, a third year resident in internal medicine at The Medical College of...


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