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2014-06-24 08:29:39

CMS data shows comprehensive, holistic care at DaVita improves patient outcomes DENVER, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, today announced its 2014 end stage renal disease (ESRD) Quality Incentive Program (QIP) results from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). DaVita outperformed other kidney care providers in every category, with 98.4...

2014-06-19 09:49:24

King's College London Heart attack patients with kidney problems may not be getting the full treatment they need, according to a new study led by King's College London. The study found that patients admitted to hospital with chest pains and poorly functioning kidneys are less likely to be given an angiogram and early invasive treatment, which might increase their chance of surviving a heart attack. People admitted to hospital with a suspected heart attack are normally offered early...

2014-06-11 08:30:16

-Special Protocol Assessment for trial design and planned analysis agreed upon by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration PRINCETON, N.J., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc., announced today that patient enrollment has begun for a new Phase 3b study of tolvaptan for adult patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), the most common, life-threatening, inherited genetic kidney disorder.(1) The company reached an...

2014-06-09 20:22:38

Bill introduced by Representatives Tom Marino and John Lewis would improve lives of kidney patients WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kidney Care Partners (KCP) today praised Representatives Tom Marino (R-PA) and John Lewis (D-GA) for introducing "The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act (H.R. 4814)," a bill supporting improvements in the research, treatment and care of chronic kidney disease to benefit more than 400,000 Americans...

bromine essential to life
2014-06-06 08:16:31

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previously, scientists have considered twenty-seven elements to be essential for human life. Recently they have discovered bromine to be the twenty-eighth essential element. Researchers from Vanderbilt University have shown for the first time that, out of the 92 naturally occurring elements, bromine is essential for tissue development in all animals ranging from sea creatures to humans. "Without bromine, there are no animals....

2014-06-04 15:42:09

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that new therapies for kidney disease could be developed more quickly by revising the definition of kidney disease progression used during clinical trials. If adopted, the new definition could shorten the length of some clinical trials and also potentially encourage more clinical trials in kidney disease. The findings will be published in the June...

2014-06-02 23:09:02

Dr. Kia Michel of Comprehensive Urology explains new findings that an alternative diet could lower the risk of kidney stones. (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 Comprised of tiny crystals in the urine, kidney stones are small, hard deposits that form in a patient’s kidneys. As they pass through the body, these stones can cause intense pain in patients. Though kidney stones are relatively common, a new study suggests they may be prevented through a specialized diet. Though it is no surprise that...

2014-05-31 23:01:56

DailyGossip.org publishes a new review to the Beat Kidney Disease program, a new method which promises to enhance kidney health and lower creatinine levels. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 Daily Gossip indicates in its review that the Beat Kidney Disease program is a step-by-step method that will heal the kidneys, fast and naturally. The method was created by Duncan Capicchiano, a well-known nutritionist, herbalist and naturopath. Capicchiano introduces his readers to a unique,...

2014-05-30 11:21:45

American Society of Nephrology Individuals with poor kidney function may require more intensive screening for these cancer types Reduced kidney function may increase the risk of developing kidney and urothelial cancers, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that patients with kidney disease may benefit from more intensive screenings for these types of cancer. Chronic kidney disease and...

2014-05-29 23:00:23

A report by RTI International researchers provides recommendations to address chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology. Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 An important and mysterious global public health concern is unfolding around chronic kidney disease of unknown origin. In certain endemic areas in Sri Lanka, more than 15 percent of the population is at risk of developing chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu), according to Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health and...


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