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2014-07-10 04:21:24

STOCKHOLM, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmalink AB, a specialty pharma company focused on orphan and niche products, has had core patents for its late-stage clinical candidate Nefecon(R) issued in the key markets United States, Europe, China and Hong Kong. A patent is pending in Japan. Nefecon is a potential disease-modifying treatment for patients with primary IgA nephropathy at risk of developing end-stage renal disease. Nefecon has shown positive results in an...

2014-07-08 23:15:45

Making it easier for patients to receive care close to home: Saint Luke's Kidney Transplant Satellite Clinic in Wichita will open in August 2014 to serve patients in the Wichita region who are in need of a kidney transplant. Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 For more than 30 years, patients in need of a kidney transplant in Wichita and surrounding areas have been able to receive high-quality, excellent care close to home. Now Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City will maintain...

2014-06-30 12:32:19

Woman's Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital gifts $500,000 to novel organ transplant trial CHICAGO, June 30, 2104 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Northwestern Medicine(®) clinical trial aims to remove the need for organ transplant patients to take immunosuppressive drugs by increasing the number of their own regulatory T cells (T-regs). The first-in-human, Phase I clinical trial, known as TRACT (T-regs for adoptive cell transfer), recently enrolled its first three participants in late May...

2014-06-30 08:29:40

- Result seen across stable and de novo kidney transplant patients - HORSHOLM, Denmark, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S (OMX: VELO) today announced that once-daily Envarsus(®) XR (tacrolimus extended-release tablets), an investigational new drug under FDA review for the prevention of organ rejection in adult kidney transplant patients, demonstrated a lower treatment failure rate in African-Americans compared with twice-daily tacrolimus (Prograf(®)). These study...

2014-06-25 08:27:04

Web Series Provides Latinos with Culturally-Relevant Information on Life-Saving Medical Procedure LOS ANGELES, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mendez National Institute of Transplantation Foundation (MNITF) announced that its telenovela-style web series, Fixing Paco, has been nominated for three 2014 Imagen Awards for Best Web Series: Drama; Comedy; and Reality or Informational. Funded by the UniHealth Foundation, Fixing Paco provides dialysis patients and their families with...

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...

2014-06-17 23:04:17

Preliminary Results Show Herbal Extract NT619 Significantly Reduced Hypertension, High Blood Sugar, in Pre-Clinical Study Pittsburgh, Pa (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 A two-year, $300,000 DSF Charitable Foundation grant to Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) researchers, supporting the study of pancreatic transplantation and the use of herbal medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, is already showing intriguing results in the treatment of hypertension and high blood sugar in a pre-clinical...

2014-06-12 23:14:32

Dr. Prakash Rao accepts award from the National Kidney Registry for the work of NJ Sharing Network Transplant Laboratory. New Providence, NJ (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 NJ Sharing Network’s state-of-the-art lab has received the National Kidney Registry’s “Excellence in Teamwork Award” for its participation in the longest kidney swap of 2013. NJ Sharing Network participated in “Chain 221,” the second longest chain in the history of kidney transplants with 56 participants, through...

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...

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...


Latest Kidney transplantation Reference Libraries

2011-01-05 16:14:54

The BK virus, a member of the polyomavirus family, has no major consequences of infected except with those that are immunocomprimised or immunosuppressed. The virus was first isolated in 1971 from the urine sample of a renal transplant patient whose initials were B.K. Similar in genome sequences to the JCV virus they are most easily identified and differentiated from each other through serological tests using specific antibodies or through PCR based genotyping approach. Most people are...

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cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
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