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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...

2014-07-10 00:20:46

--CHOP-Led Research Finds Link between Hotter Days, Kidney Stones in U.S. Adults and Children-- PHILADELPHIA, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As daily temperatures increase, so does the number of patients seeking treatment for kidney stones. In a study that may both reflect and foretell a warming planet's impact on human health, a research team found a link between hot days and kidney stones in 60,000 patients in several U.S. cities with varying climates. "We found that as daily...

2014-07-08 08:31:07

Special Guest Recording Artist and Former NxStage System One patient, David RUSH LAWRENCE, Mass., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: NxStage Kidney Care will be hosting a Grand Opening celebration and ribbon cutting reception for its new state-of-the- art dialysis center in Jacksonville, Florida. The Grand Opening event, which is open to the public, will include a ribbon cutting reception, tours of the 6,300 sq. ft. facility, and an opportunity to...

2014-07-03 11:16:59

NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases NIH study suggests people with either should be monitored for both Acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are closely intertwined, with each disease a risk factor for developing the other and sharing other risk factors in common, as well as sharing causes for the diseases to get worse, and outcomes, suggests a comprehensive analysis by scientists at the National Institutes of Health and George...

2014-06-28 23:00:21

The Beat Kidney Disease program is now reviewed by http://www.DailyGossip.org. The magazine indicates that this is a simple, but a very effective method of enhancing kidneys health. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) June 28, 2014 The Beat Kidney Disease review reveals that the new program will teach users how to lower creatinine levels, as well as how to use certain safe remedies to heal the kidneys, in a natural way. The new method was conceived as a step by step cure plan, so patients can...

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...

2014-06-11 08:30:16

-Special Protocol Assessment for trial design and planned analysis agreed upon by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration PRINCETON, N.J., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc., announced today that patient enrollment has begun for a new Phase 3b study of tolvaptan for adult patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), the most common, life-threatening, inherited genetic kidney disorder.(1) The company reached an...

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...

2014-06-02 23:09:02

Dr. Kia Michel of Comprehensive Urology explains new findings that an alternative diet could lower the risk of kidney stones. (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 Comprised of tiny crystals in the urine, kidney stones are small, hard deposits that form in a patient’s kidneys. As they pass through the body, these stones can cause intense pain in patients. Though kidney stones are relatively common, a new study suggests they may be prevented through a specialized diet. Though it is no surprise that...

2014-06-02 16:27:56

EHE International Donates Window Display to Promote Kidney Disease Awareness. NEW YORK, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One in three Americans is at risk for kidney disease. This month, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is asking visitors at Rockefeller Center if they are the one. Thanks to a donation from preventative healthcare company EHE International, during the month of June the NKF will use a high-profile window display space at 10 Rockefeller Center to promote...


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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