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2013-09-04 08:31:46

Veloxis Introduces Envarsus® as Trade Name for LCP-Tacro(TM) HORSHOLM, Denmark, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S (OMX: VELO) today announced that data from the 3002, randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, Phase III study in 543 de novo kidney transplant patients will be presented at the European Society for Organ Transplantation as a late-breaker oral presentation at 8:30 a.m. CEST, Sept. 9, in Vienna. Veloxis' once-daily LCP-Tacro(TM), now with the trade...

2013-09-04 08:30:17

KidneyTalk's 200th Interview, Featuring Carla Ulbrich, the Singing Patient GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chronic illnesses and hospitalizations are no laughing matter, until you're living them and realize that laughter helps you get through these difficult times. Carla Ulbrich--the Singing Patient--laughed and sang her way through a stroke, kidney failure, and severe lupus. Ulbrich explains to Lori Hartwell, founder and president of the Renal Support...

2013-09-02 23:01:52

EpiCast Chronic Kidney Disease - Epidemiology forecast to 2022 (http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/267725-epicast-chronic-kidney-disease-epidemiology-forecast-to-2022.html ) report provides an overview of the risk factors and the global and historical trends for CKD in the 6MM. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 02, 2013 Chronic kidney disease (CKD), or chronic renal disease, is an asymptomatic, long-term condition that damages the kidneys and leads to the loss of kidney function over...

2013-08-30 10:48:35

Finding could be used to increase living kidney donation Socioeconomic status is a more important barrier to living kidney donation than cultural factors, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings may be useful for determining ways to increase living kidney donation in the United States. Living donor kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice for patients with kidney failure. It is well described...

2013-08-29 08:20:45

NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer romance often means hours in an old car. When Labor Day signals the end of it, the parting can become sweet sorrow with a charitable car donation. Kidney Cars donors are eligible for a tax deduction while helping the National Kidney Foundation hook more people up with its education and prevention programs. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the Kidney Cars vehicle donation program has accepted more than 650,000 used vehicles that have...

2013-08-23 10:38:07

NIH-funded study provides more evidence supporting development of noninvasive tests Levels of a protein in the urine of kidney transplant recipients can distinguish those at low risk of developing kidney injury from those at high risk, a study suggests. The results also suggest that low levels of this protein, called CXCL9, can rule out rejection as a cause of kidney injury. The study appears online Aug. 22 in the American Journal of Transplantation. The work was funded by the National...

2013-08-22 08:27:33

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma US, Inc. ("Astellas"), a U.S. subsidiary of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc. (Tokyo: 4503), announced today that ASTAGRAF XL(TM) (tacrolimus extended-release capsules) for the prophylaxis of organ rejection in patients receiving a kidney transplant used with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and corticosteroids, with or without basiliximab induction, is now available in U.S. pharmacies. "The availability of ASTAGRAF XL marks a...

2013-08-21 16:25:25

HORSHOLM, Denmark, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights: -- LCP-Tacro(TM) has successfully demonstrated non-inferiority compared to tacrolimus (Prograf®; Astellas Pharma) in its Phase III clinical trial, Study 3002. The Phase III randomized, double-blind and double-dummy study in 543 de novo kidney transplant recipients, with Prograf® as the comparator, met its primary efficacy and primary safety endpoints. The study was conducted under a...

2013-08-20 17:14:40

Full-time workers more likely to get transplants People in end-stage kidney failure in need of a kidney transplant are much less likely to be placed on a waiting list for a new kidney or to actually receive a new kidney once on the list if they are unemployed or work part time, according to new collaborative research from the University of New Hampshire. "There is a strong negative association between a patient's unemployment and the likelihood of being placed on a waiting list for a...

2013-08-20 12:23:54

WESTON, Mass., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OrganJet Corporation, the leading provider of advisory and transportation services for kidney and liver patients on transplant lists in the US, today announced the availability of a self-service web-based tool that helps patients find kidney transplant centers with low median wait times that are closest to where they live. This tool is free and is accessible from OrganJet website. "There is significant disparity in wait times across...


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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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