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2009-03-03 09:30:00

- Patient Advocates and Broader Kidney Care Community,in partnership with the Forum, Unveil Disease "Hot Spots" - WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kidney Care Partners (KCP) - 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 expressed alarm regarding the racial disparity among those suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)...

2009-01-19 05:00:00

This Milestone Signifies The Company's Commitment to Healthy and Successful Vascular Access for Kidney Patients VERNON HILLS, Ill., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifeline Vascular Access(SM), the nation's leading provider of vascular access management services, announced today that its network of managed vascular access centers has collectively 'touched' a quarter million patients. Physicians with the Lifeline Vascular Access managed center Nephrology Vascular Lab treated the quarter millionth...

2008-09-17 09:01:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nephros, Inc. , a medical device company focused on developing advanced filtration products for ESRD therapy and water purification, announced today that Mr. James S. Scibetta was appointed to serve as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Mr. Scibetta is a highly respected healthcare industry executive with more than 20 years of experience in investment banking and corporate management. "We are pleased to have such an experienced healthcare...

2008-07-23 09:01:21

LAWRENCE, Mass., July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NxStage Medical, Inc. , a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today announced ongoing public access to current summary information derived from a registry of NxStage patients with end-stage renal-disease (ESRD) who undergo hemodialysis at home on a more frequent, or daily, basis as an alternative to the conventional regimen of therapy received three times a week at a dialysis center. This unique, quantitative portrait of...

2008-07-15 21:00:30

WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to today's passage of the Medicare bill (H.R. 6331), Kidney Care Partners (KCP) -- 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 -- commends the United States Congress for passing landmark legislation including vital End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) provisions, which recognize the importance of...

2008-07-10 12:01:17

WASHINGTON, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the passage of the Medicare bill (H.R. 6331) yesterday, Kidney Care Partners (KCP) -- 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 -- applauded the United States Senate for inclusion of vital End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) provisions which recognize the importance of much needed reform...

2008-06-24 18:02:47

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Robert D. Foreman, President of The Kidney Care Council: The members of The Kidney Care Council (KCC) applaud the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) provisions that were included in the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008, H.R. 6331 that was approved overwhelmingly today in the U.S. House of Representatives. "This legislation contains significant and long overdue improvements to Medicare's...

2008-02-29 12:00:50

Fresenius Medical Care North America ("FMCNA"), wholly-owned subsidiary of Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA ("FMC") (Frankfurt Stock Exchange; FME and NYSE: FMS), will introduce the Liberty™ Cycler during the 28th Annual Dialysis Conference, Orlando, Florida, March 1-4, 2008. This proprietary device is designed for use in Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (APD) therapy, which continues to be the most frequently utilized home therapy for the treatment of end-stage renal...

2007-09-25 06:00:08

By Munikrishnappa, Devaraj Abstract Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is becoming increasingly prevalent among many different populations all over the world, including the US and Europe. Its multitude of complications with devastating outcomes leads to a significantly higher risk for cardio- vascular and all-cause mortality in an individual. However, it is clear now that early detection of CKD might not only delay some of the complications but also prevent them. Therefore, various important...

2005-10-12 10:23:00

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New research suggests that the number of type 1 diabetics with the most advanced form of kidney disease -- end-stage renal disease or ESRD -- may be lower than previously estimated. The research also suggests that the outlook with regard to ESRD in diabetic patients has improved over the years. In ESRD, the kidneys lose their ability to filter waste products from the blood and excrete them in the urine. People with ESRD need kidney...