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2010-07-30 14:41:28

Individualized care necessary for diabetic patients with kidney failure Aggressive blood sugar control does not improve survival in diabetic patients with kidney failure, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). The results suggest that physicians should individualize blood sugar targets for these patients and not rely on recommendations based on studies in the general population. Uncontrolled blood sugar levels...

2010-07-15 14:37:01

New study suggests a gene is responsible for population disparity in kidney failure Chronic kidney disease affects millions in North America, with persons of African heritage being at a four-fold higher risk and those of Hispanic heritage having a two-fold higher risk compared to the rest of the population. An international study´ carried out by Dr. Karl Skorecki, from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, and his team points to the...

2010-06-08 11:02:27

Study reveals that clinicians can detect a broad range of post renal-transplant complications using a state-of-the-art molecular imaging technology For more than 15,000 Americans each year, a kidney transplant can mean a new lease on life without dialysis, but complications following surgery are not uncommon. A recent study presented at SNM's 57th Annual Meeting suggests that the use of both physiological and structural images acquired from single photon emission computed tomography and X-ray...

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2010-05-04 07:32:11

Lupus is a disease where the immune system attacks healthy cells of the body. This leads to progressive damage of different tissues and organs. The classical characteristic of the disease is the so-called butterfly rash in the face. Many Lupus patients eventually die of kidney failure. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin together with medical scientists from the University of Erlangen succeeded in elucidating basic principles of the disease. This opens up...

2010-03-11 13:27:00

Supported by the S.C. Kidney Care Community, Patients and Lawmakers, S. 1128 Designed to Provide Access to Secondary Insurance for Approximately 500 Kidney Failure Patients in Need COLUMBIA, S.C., March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) and the National Kidney Foundation Serving the Carolinas, South Carolina Region (NKF) today applaud the South Carolina Senate Banking and Insurance Committee led by Chairman David Thomas (R-Greenville) and subcommittee chairman...

2010-03-11 12:34:00

Patients Applaud Senate-Passed Medigap Legislation for Enhanced Patient Access to Insurance Coverage for Kidney Care; Look Forward to Working with House on Similar Effort ATLANTA, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of World Kidney Day today, members of the state's kidney community including patients, caregivers, family members and advocates from across Georgia are calling on their legislators to support policies that will enhance patients' access to health insurance for...

2010-03-11 14:20:00

Mourning Joins Kidney Care Partners to Emphasize Kidney Disease Education, Improved Patient Choice for Dialysis Care and Access to Transplant Medications WASHINGTON, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven-time NBA All-Star Alonzo Mourning today joined Kidney Care Partners (KCP) - an alliance of patient advocates, dialysis professionals, providers and manufacturers working together to improve the quality of care for individuals with end stage renal disease (ESRD) - to call attention to...

2010-03-11 11:19:00

Diabetes is the Leading Cause of Kidney Failure; World Kidney Day 2010 Theme is "Protect Your Kidneys, Control Diabetes" WASHINGTON, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of March 11 as World Kidney Day - a world-wide day created to raise awareness about the dangers and impact of chronic kidney disease (CKD) - Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) encourages those at risk for developing CKD, particularly individuals living with diabetes, to learn more about kidney disease and how...

2010-03-03 09:29:00

March Is National Kidney Month; National Kidney Foundation and Dialysis Patient Citizens Sponsor 'Kidney Day at the State House' to Raise Awareness about Chronic Kidney Disease and the Importance of Patient Access to Quality Kidney Care COLUMBIA, S.C., March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 50 dialysis patients, family members and kidney care advocates from across South Carolina gathered at the state Capitol today with the National Kidney Foundation Serving the Carolinas, South...

2010-02-11 07:30:00

New England Journal of Medicine Publishes First Study To Show Minimally Invasive Interventional Radiology Approach for End-Stage Kidney Disease Patients "Superior" in Treating Blocked Access FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A randomized multicenter study of 190 patients at 13 medical centers shows--for the first time--the "superior" benefit of stent grafts over balloon angioplasty for maintaining function of dialysis access grafts in kidney failure patients who undergo...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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