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2014-10-22 20:23:41

Resolves all Pending Issues Regarding Joint Ventures in Question DENVER, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA), today announced it has finalized its comprehensive settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and certain other federal agencies regarding allegations of improperly structured joint ventures with certain physician partners. As announced in February of this year, DaVita Kidney Care will be subject to...

2014-10-21 08:32:47

Renowned Nephrologist to Head Up Hospital Services Group DENVER, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, today announced that the company has named John Wigneswaran, M.D., as its new vice president of clinical affairs for hospital services. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140318/DC85712LOGO "I am looking forward to joining an extraordinary team of...

2014-10-16 08:31:05

Annual Event Brings Kidney Community Together to Honor Inspirational Patients and Caregivers Who Are Leading the Fight Against Kidney Disease WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Kidney Fund will host its sixth annual gala, The Hope Affair, on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington. This year's event, themed "Sharing the Journey," will be emceed by Emmy Award-winning FOX 5 news anchor Shawn Yancy. "The Hope Affair...

2014-10-15 08:28:58

DaVERT Minimizes Impact of Disasters on Kidney Care Community DENVER, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the DaVita Village Emergency Response Team's (DaVERT) preparation for and response to various natural and manmade disasters that have impacted kidney care patients around the country....

2014-10-14 08:29:35

Users get customized food choices based on lifestyle, medical conditions and taste preferences NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- My Food Coach, an interactive nutrition portal, was launched today by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF). My Food Coach by NKF builds upon the foundation's popular online Kidney Kitchen and offers additional features that enable people with a variety of health conditions and personal dietary needs to customize their food choices and meal...

2014-10-13 08:26:22

CLO Oversees All Medical, Clinical Operations for DaVita Labs DELAND, Fla., Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, today announced that DaVita Labs, the diagnostic laboratory servicing both dialysis organizations and physician practices, has named Lorne L. Holland, M.D., M.B.A., as its new chief laboratory officer (CLO)....

2014-10-08 12:28:01

LAWRENCE, Mass., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NxStage® Kidney Care, Inc., a subsidiary of NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), today announced the grand opening of the company's South Orlando, Florida dialysis center. The new state-of-the art facility, located at 14522 Landstar Boulevard, is owned and managed in partnership with Central Florida Kidney Center, a nationally recognized dialysis provider for over 42 years. To celebrate, the center will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on...

2014-10-01 16:27:03

A Houston, TX Board Certified physician specializing in Nephrology, Dr. Katherine Timmins, Renal Specialists of Houston, is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 2014. HOUSTON, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America's trusted source for identifying Top Doctors, has selected Houston's Nephrology specialist Dr. Katherine Timmins, Renal Specialists of Houston for inclusion in its highly selective list of Castle Connolly Top Doctors this year....

2014-09-23 23:09:18

Beverly Hills urologist at Comprehensive Urology comments on study linking hotter days to a higher prevalence of kidney stones in American adults and children. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 A 2014 study supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has found that rising temperatures and hotter days are leading to more cases of adults and children developing kidney stones. Researchers based their findings on 60,000 patients from 2005 -...

2014-09-18 12:29:13

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept 18, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Don Cherry and Terry Leon receive National Awards at Kidney Foundation of Canada 50(th) Anniversary Breakfast in recognition of their outstanding commitment to raising awareness of organ donation and the importance of early risk assessment for kidney disease. Their family experiences with kidney failure are poignantly shared in the Foundation's 50 Kidney Stories anniversary magazine. Don Cherry - Recipient, Kidney Foundation of Canada...


Latest Kidney Reference Libraries

Kidney
2013-04-30 13:58:54

Kidneys are the organs in the body that regulate blood pressure, electrolytes, acid-base homeostasis and other homeostatic functions. Formation and Orientation Kidneys can be found in the abdominal cavity, one on each side of the spine in the retroperitoneum, located at the back of the abdominal cavity. Kidneys are usually 11 to 14 centimeters long, six centimeters wide and four centimeters thick. The parenchyma of the kidney is made up of the renal cortex and the renal medulla....

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy
2013-03-04 16:24:04

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) is the noninvasive treatment of kidney stones, stones in the gallbladder as well as calcium build ups in the liver using acoustic pulses. Procedure A lithotriptor breaks up the calcium stones without damage being done to the patient through the use of high-intensity, externally-applied, focused acoustic pulses. By laying the patient down on their back and placing a water-filled coupling device under the back at the level of the kidneys, the...

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