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2014-01-13 04:20:59

STOCKHOLM, January 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmalink AB, a specialty pharma company focused on orphan and niche products, announces it has completed recruitment of patients into a Phase IIb NEFIGAN study of its orphan drug product, Nefecon(R) (http://www.nefigan.net). Pharmalink expects to announce top-line results in mid-2015. The Phase IIb study is a multi-center, randomized, double-blinded placebo-controlled clinical trial designed to assess the efficacy and safety...

2013-11-22 08:23:12

-- Company recognized at NephCure annual "Countdown for a Cure" fundraiser ANAHEIM, Calif., Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOR) today announced that the company has been recognized with an "Everyday Hero" award from the NephCure Foundation for its "tireless efforts" to advance science and research in the field of nephrology and to also promote educational efforts related to the treatment of proteinuria in patients with kidney disease who are suffering...

2013-10-29 16:26:18

HAYWARD, Calif., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANTH), today announced financial results, clinical and regulatory update for the quarter ended September 30, 2013. Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results: Net loss for the third quarter of 2013 decreased to $5.8 million from $12.0 million, and loss per basic and diluted share decreased to $0.30 from $1.38, as compared to the same quarter in 2012. Net loss for the nine months ended September 30,...

2013-09-23 23:34:17

Although Acthar Gel has numerous indications and data suggest that it may be a viable treatment option for resistant nephrotic syndrome, there remains a lack of guidelines on its use. Portland, OR (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 During a recent webinar hosted by AllMed Healthcare Management, Dr. James Wood, board-certified internist and nephrologist, gave an in-depth presentation on the use of Acthar Gel for the treatment of nephrotic syndrome. Although Acthar Gel has numerous indications and...

2013-03-25 23:02:35

Kaylee Henriquez knew that she was in for a difficult pregnancy. She was living with glomerulonephritis, an extremely rare kidney disease. Great Neck, NY (PRWEB) March 25, 2013 Kaylee Henriquez knew that she was in for a difficult pregnancy. She was living with glomerulonephritis, an extremely rare kidney disease that resulted in massive swelling and very high blood pressure. She fell into the high-risk pregnancy category because her kidneys were failing. Refusing to give up on the idea of...

2012-05-03 19:03:15

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has issued newly created guidelines for the screening, treatment, and management of lupus nephritis–a severe manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) where the disease attacks the kidneys. Previously, only general guidelines for SLE existed for clinicians. The guidelines, available today in Arthritis Care & Research, are specific to lupus nephritis and include methods for identifying renal disease, newer therapies, and treatment...

2011-11-10 15:30:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 10 at the American Society of Nephrology 44th Annual Meeting, Boston University Assistant Professor of Medicine Laurence H. Beck, Jr., M.D., Ph.D. will present results from a study which found that H.P. Acthar® Gel may induce a remission of proteinuria in patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy (iMN) by suppressing production of antibodies to the phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R). iMN is a common cause of...

2010-12-13 13:08:56

University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have pinpointed a protein that compromises the kidney's filtering ability, causing nephrotic syndrome, and demonstrated that a naturally occurring precursor of an acid in the body offers potential for treating some forms of the condition. The research was published online Dec. 12 in Nature Medicine. "This is a major breakthrough in understanding the development and treatment of kidney disease associated with proteinuria, the leakage of protein...

2009-10-26 03:00:00

STOCKHOLM, October 26 /PRNewswire/ -- - Japanese Grant Supports Asian Partnering Programme Pharmalink AB announced today that it has been granted Japanese Patent No 4326696, "Methods and means for treating glomerulonephritis" for its product Nefecon(R) which is being developed to treat IgA nephropathy, a glomerulonephritis leading to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Counterparts of the patent have been issued for other territories including the EU, US and China. Pharmalink's...

2009-08-18 17:37:47

British and European researchers say Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart likely died from a strep throat epidemic that appeared to have occurred in Vienna in 1791. Many theories, including mercury poisoning, syphilis, trichinosis and other conditions, have been suggested over the years as the cause of Mozart's death but an epidemiological analysis published in the Aug. 18 issue of The Annals of Internal Medicine says the young composer was likely a victim of an epidemic streptococcal infection, The New...