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Researchers Suggest Dietary Calcium Supplements For Dairy Cows After Giving Birth
2013-11-11 14:32:45

University of Missouri The health of dairy cows after giving birth plays a big factor in the quantity and quality of the milk the cows produce. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that subclinical hypocalcemia, which is the condition of having low levels of calcium in the blood and occurs in many cows after giving birth, is related to higher levels of fat in the liver. John Middleton, a professor in the MU College of Veterinary Medicine, says these higher levels of...

2011-07-18 15:53:00

SHIRLEY, N.Y., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Regent is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall to the user and consumer level of the following product: Calcium Gluconate Injection, USP, 10%, 100 mL Pharmacy Bulk Package, Lot # 1006, Expiration Date: January 2013, NDC # 0517-3900-25 PLEASE NOTE: This voluntary nationwide recall, initiated on July 18, 2011 to the user and consumer level is for lot # 1006 only. No other sizes or lots of Calcium Gluconate Injection, USP, are...

2010-01-15 17:54:57

Colon cleansing is used widely for colonoscopic exploration and colonic and gynecological surgery. Oral sodium phosphate (OSP) solution is the osmotic laxative most commonly used for this purpose. It is known that OSP can induce severe hyperphosphatemia and hypocalcemia due to excessive absorption of phosphates, and there have been reports of deaths and irreversible dialysis-requiring renal insufficiency. However, no prospective studies have investigated the prevalence of hyperphosphatemia in...

2009-01-22 09:20:08

 A researcher from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) has determined that a 9-month old infant who was admitted to a local Boston hospital with seizures and a bulging soft spot was actually suffering from rickets caused by vitamin D deficiency. This case study describing the findings appear in the January 22nd issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.A 9-month-old breast-fed male infant presented at a local hospital with a seizure after a few days of nasal congestion,...

2008-09-15 09:00:11

At the 30th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR), positive interim data were presented from an investigator-initiated Phase 2 proof-of-concept study of NPSP558, the proprietary recombinant full-length human parathyroid hormone (PTH 1-84) under development by NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: NPSP) for the treatment of hypoparathyroidism. In one plenary poster and two oral presentations, the interim data demonstrated that treatment with PTH 1-84 had a...

2008-09-09 03:00:06

By Thakur, C P Paromomycin, an aminoglycoside, is known to cause several side effects like nephrotoxicity and ototoxicity like other aminoglycosides but tetany has not been reported. Three cases of tetany were detected in the patients of kala-azar treated with paromomycin. They were promptly treated with intravenous 10 per cent calcium gluconate and tetany was relieved immediately and treatment with paromomycin continued with oral calcium supplement. After completion of 21 days treatment...

2008-06-17 09:01:12

Fontus Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on nephrology and endocrinology, has acquired Rocaltrol from Roche Laboratories. Rocaltrol is a vitamin D analog prescribed by nephrologists for the management of hyperparathyroidism and resultant metabolic bone disease in patients with moderate to severe chronic renal failure and by endocrinologists for the management of hypocalcemia in patients with post-surgical hypoparathyroidism, idiopathic hypoparathyroidism and...

2008-06-16 15:00:07

PARSIPPANY, N.J., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Fontus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on nephrology and endocrinology, announced today that it has acquired ROCALTROL(R) (calcitriol) from Roche Laboratories Inc. ROCALTROL is a vitamin D analog prescribed by nephrologists for the management of hyperparathyroidism and resultant metabolic bone disease in patients with moderate to severe chronic renal failure (CRF) and by endocrinologists for the management of...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.