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2010-04-15 07:30:00

NEW YORK, April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX) today reported updated long-term efficacy and safety data on Zerenex(TM) (ferric citrate), the Company's iron-based phosphate binder for the treatment of hyperphosphatemia (elevated phosphate levels) from an open-label extension study in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who are on dialysis. This data was presented yesterday at the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) 2010 Spring Clinical...

2010-03-11 14:20:00

Mourning Joins Kidney Care Partners to Emphasize Kidney Disease Education, Improved Patient Choice for Dialysis Care and Access to Transplant Medications WASHINGTON, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven-time NBA All-Star Alonzo Mourning today joined 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) - to call attention to...

2010-02-25 12:27:00

RIVER EDGE, N.J., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nephros, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NEPH), a medical device company developing and marketing filtration products for therapeutic applications, infection control, and water purification, today reported that is has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Bellco Health Care Inc. ("BHC Medical") to sell and market Nephros' OLpur(TM) MD 220 filter for on-line HDF therapy in Canada. Under the terms of the Agreement, Nephros and BHC...

2009-10-30 17:01:43

Future studies will tell whether raising vitamin D Levels can slow kidney disease Low levels of vitamin D may account for nearly 60 percent of the elevated risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in African Americans, according to a report in the December Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). "Our study adds to previous evidence linking vitamin D deficiency to the progression of kidney disease and the need for dialysis," comments Michal L. Melamed, MD, of Albert Einstein...

2009-10-12 13:20:00

NBA-All Star Alonzo Mourning, Kidney Care Partners Call Attention to Extended Medicare Secondary Payer Policy as Cost-Saving Reform to Improve Patient Access to Quality Care WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kidney Care Partners - an alliance of patient advocates, dialysis professionals, care providers and manufacturers working together to improve quality of care for individuals with kidney disease and kidney failure - today applauded the Congressional Black Caucus...

2009-10-12 13:56:00

Mourning Builds on Recent Florida Legislative Victory for Kidney Patients, Promotes National Policies to Build on Quality Improvements, Enhance Patients' Access to Care MIAMI, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven-time NBA All-Star and kidney transplant recipient Alonzo Mourning visited Washington, D.C. this week to meet with federal lawmakers - including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and other House and Senate leaders - to educate them...

2009-06-08 07:30:00

NEW YORK, June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX) today announced results of the Phase 2 study of Zerenex (ferric citrate) for the treatment of elevated serum phosphorous levels, or hyperphosphatemia, in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on thrice weekly hemodialysis. The study was a multicenter, open-label clinical trial, which enrolled 55 patients. The primary objective of this study was to assess the tolerability and safety of Zerenex...

2009-04-09 09:36:53

Study suggests that GFR and albuminuria tests should be performed on all chronic kidney disease patients Measuring kidney function by assessing two different factors"”glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and urinary albumin levels"”helps determine which patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) will develop end-stage renal disease (ESRD), according to a study appearing in the May 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). This combination test could help...

2009-03-11 15:30:00

- National Kidney Month Briefing Reveals Majority of New Kidney Failure Cases Consistently Found in Small Number of Communities at Disproportionate Rates - WASHINGTON, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kidney Care Partners (KCP) -- an alliance of patient advocates, dialysis professionals, care providers and manufacturers working together to improve the quality of care for individuals with kidney disease and kidney failure -- in partnership with the National Minority Quality Forum, unveiled...

2009-03-09 10:09:00

Latest results from FREEDOM study show continued, significant relief of depressive symptoms, which have been implicated in higher rates of hospitalization and death among ESRD patients LAWRENCE, Mass., March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today announced the latest interim results from its ongoing FREEDOM study, which show that the significant reduction in depressive symptoms experienced by patients...