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2014-04-17 08:28:50

HAYWARD, Calif., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOR) today announced that it is partnering with the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to become a National Sponsor of Kidney Walk, the country's largest walk to raise money and awareness for kidney disease. Through this partnership, Questcor will support more than 85 Kidney Walks across the country. The nationwide series is comprised of community events that call attention to kidney disease and the need...

2014-04-16 04:22:06

STOCKHOLM, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OxThera AB, a privately-held Stockholm-based biopharmaceutical company, today announced that a syndicate of new investors, led by Kurma Partners, including IdInvest Partners and Mayo Clinic, have agreed, together with OxThera's current shareholders, to invest a total of 70 MSEK in OxThera. OxThera is currently conducting a phase 2 clinical study to demonstrate the clinical efficacy of Oxabact(R), in...

2014-04-14 12:37:35

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Renal Physicians Association released a free iPad app to assist nephrologists with shared decision-making (SDM) and pain and symptom management for acute kidney injury (AKI), chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients at the point of care. Adam Weinstein, MD, a RPA Board Member and the leader of the app development team, explains that the RPA SDM Toolkit app is an interactive, workflow-driven...

2014-04-11 12:23:30

BANGALORE, India, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Organises a screening camp for patients with CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE Prevalence of kidney diseases in Ethiopia: In developing countries such as Ethiopia, chronic kidney disease is a growing problem. The incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is rising due to increase in risk factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes mellitus. In Africa, End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) has poor...

2014-04-11 12:00:31

Atrasentan reduces blood pressure, cholesterol, and urinary protein excretion A drug called atrasentan provides health benefits for patients who have both diabetes and kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that atrasentan may help maintain the well-being of many patients who are at high risk of experiencing serious medical problems. Individuals with type 2 diabetes have a high...

2014-04-10 11:29:47

Rheumatoid arthritis patients are likelier than the average person to develop chronic kidney disease, and more severe inflammation in the first year of rheumatoid arthritis, corticosteroid use, high blood pressure and obesity are among the risk factors, new Mayo Clinic research shows.  Physicians should test rheumatoid arthritis patients periodically for signs of kidney problems, and patients should work to keep blood pressure under control, avoid a high-salt diet, and eliminate or scale...

2014-04-09 23:30:30

Kidney Diet Secrets created by Rachelle Gordon is a new program that gives people techniques, tips, and detailed instructions on how to get rid of their kidney diseases quickly and permanently. An overview on the website Vinaf.com shows if the program is good for people to use. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Kidney Diet Secrets is a new program developed by Rachelle Gordon, who has many years of experience in studying kidney diseases. The program provides people with a 3-step plan...

2014-04-09 12:30:45

Interest in ZS-9 and Patiromer is High After Review of Respective Product Profiles, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group (DRG) finds that surveyed nephrologists report significant declines in the use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) in hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis, while ESA use in stage 4 use has remained statistically flat and use in stage 3 has increased compared with Q1 2013....

2014-04-04 10:32:55

Modest exercise has anti-inflammatory effects on the body Just a modest amount of exercise may help reduce kidney disease patients' risks of developing heart disease and infections, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). Heart disease and infection are major complications and the leading causes of death in patients with chronic kidney disease. It is now well established that immune system dysfunction is involved...

2014-03-29 23:00:49

Women in awful pain from a kidney stone passing through a ureter must not be rushed into a surgery or lithotripsy (ESWL), as these procedures are traumatic to the body, and a new study from the University of Alberta suggests that patients with a history of kidney stones may be at a higher risk of a heart attack and stroke. Fine Treatment notes Dr. Allen’s Device dissolves any type and size of kidney stones in a gentle and side-effects-free way. London, GB (PRWEB) March 29, 2014...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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