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2008-10-06 18:00:26

Satellite Healthcare, one of the nation's first and largest providers of kidney dialysis services and kidney disease therapies, has honored its founder, Norman S. Coplon, MD, with an endowed chair at Stanford University School of Medicine. The Norman S.

2008-09-22 09:00:59

EAST NORRITON, Pa., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Tengion Inc., a clinical stage regenerative medicine company focused on the development of neo-organs and neo-tissues, today announced the appointment of Brian J. G.

2008-09-14 03:00:10

By Manley, Harold J Stack, Nicole M Cigarette smoking is a readily modifiable cardiovascular and chronic kidney disease (CKD) risk factor. Smoking cessation aids include nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), bupropion, and varenicline.

2008-09-14 03:00:10

By Schatz, Sharon R Diabetes is present in the majority of patients who dialyze. If comprehensive care is to be delivered, the enormity of diabetes and its non-renal complications need to be appreciated.

2008-08-14 15:00:59

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Kidney Foundation of the National Capital Area (NKF/NCA) will host its 7th Annual Ronald D. Paul Companies Kidney Walk on Saturday, September 20, 2008. For the first time, two walks will be held simultaneously.

2008-08-07 12:01:26

In an effort to help reduce racial, ethnic and gender disparities in healthcare, leading professional organizations and academic medical institutions have joined forces in a unique collaborative alliance with the goal of creating a comprehensive educational initiative that aims to improve the quality of care and outcomes for traditionally underserved minority populations.

2008-08-06 09:01:04

Laboratory Corporation of America(R) Holdings (LabCorp(R)) (NYSE:LH) today announced the launch of a national effort to combat chronic kidney disease (CKD) in North America. U.S.

2008-07-20 03:00:15

By Stall, Sharon The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) has increased in the U.S. population from 20 million to 26 million people during 1999- 2004, according to the recently studied National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) (Coresh et al., 2007).

2008-07-20 03:00:15

By Carver, Michelle Carder, Jacqueline; Hartwell, Lori; Arjomand, Mahiyar Most patients with mineral and bone disorders do not simultaneously achieve KDOQI(TM) target goals for parathyroid hormone, calcium, phosphorus, and the calcium-phosphorus product.

2008-07-10 06:00:37

By Anonymous Aluminum toxicity can cause osteomalacia, anemia, and dementia in hemodialysis patients and has historically been associated with exposure to contaminated water or dialysate preparations or ingestion of aluminum-containing phosphate binders* (1-4).


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.