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2014-04-22 08:34:50

Recipes cater to those with numerous health conditions HOUSTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dietitians from DaVita, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, have created and are distributing "Recipes for Healthier Living", a cookbook comprising recipes tailored to promote better health. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140318/DC85712LOGO The cookbook, which was created in March in support of National Nutrition Month,...

2014-04-21 08:26:07

- Clinical results appear to correlate with reduction in anti-PLA2R antibodies ANAHEIM, Calif., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOR) today announced that results from an investigator-initiated clinical study involving two major academic research centers examining the dosing and effectiveness of H.P. Acthar® Gel (repository corticotropin) in 20 patients with nephrotic syndrome due to idiopathic membranous nephropathy (iMN) have been published in the...

2014-04-19 23:02:47

All Natural Kidney Health & Kidney Function Restoration Program enables users to enhance their kidney health naturally. A review on the site healkidneydisease.com lists what users can gain from this e-book. (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 All Natural Kidney Health & Kidney Function Restoration Program is Robert Galarowicz’s guidebook that teaches users how to reverse their kidney disease naturally. This e-book offers users an innovative approach to kidney disease which enables users to...

2014-04-18 12:02:46

Certain prenatal risk factors are associated with the development of chronic kidney disease in children, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). Future studies should investigate whether modifying these factors could help protect children's kidney health. Risks for certain types of kidney disease may arise before birth, and researchers suspect that the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) may be programmed...

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...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.