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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. A multidisciplinary team composed of the patient, nephrologists, nephrology nurses, renal dietitians, social workers, patient care technicians, clinical pharmacists, and physical therapists can help improve the coordination of care for...

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). Since 2002, improvements in water treatment methods and use of non- aluminum-containing phosphate binders have resulted in low prevalence (60 [mu]g/L (6). The Wilcoxon rank-sum test was used to compare median serum aluminum levels in...

2008-07-07 06:00:26

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc., a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney failure and disease (CKD), significantly exceeds national averages with regard to patient quality, as validated by both the Clinical Performance Measures Report published in 2006 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the December 2007 Fistula First Vascular Access Improvement Initiative. This achievement is notable among...

2008-06-25 18:03:07

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc. , today announced that Allen Nissenson, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.S.N. Professor of Medicine; Associate Dean; Director, Dialysis Program, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has been appointed Chief Medical Officer effective August 1, 2008. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020729/DAVITALOGO) Kent Thiry, Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are very excited to have Allen expand his role with DaVita. Allen has...

2008-06-17 09:01:13

WARRENDALE, Pa., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Renal Solutions, Inc (RSI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fresenius Medical Care, announced today the addition of two members to its Medical Advisory Board, Jose Diaz-Buxo, M.D., FACP and Todd Ing, M.D. Dr. Diaz-Buxo is Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, Renal Therapies Group, Fresenius Medical Care North America. He is also Senior Advisor for Global Home Therapies, Fresenius Medical Care. He is known for his development of continuous...

2006-10-30 09:00:11

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and Abbott's Ross Products Division announced today a joint partnership to develop educational programs that focus on nutrition and chronic kidney disease. The new initiative, which is part of NKF's "Partners in Education Program," will feature print and online educational programs for both patients and health care professionals. In addition, Abbott will be identified with the NKF's Kidney Early Evaluation Program...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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