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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. Participants can choose to walk at our new location in Downtown Silver Spring or our traditional location along the scenic C&O Canal in Georgetown. DC Native and San Antonio Spurs Guard Roger Mason Jr. is the Honorary...

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. The collaboration between The American College of Cardiology, the Association of Black Cardiologists, the National...

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. Senator Elizabeth Dole (R-NC), a supporter of newly passed legislation to fight CKD, and representatives of the National Kidney Foundation are joining executives of LabCorp at the Kannapolis, NC event today announcing the new initiative. The cornerstone of the effort is a program offered by LabCorp's Litholink...

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). Diabetes and hypertension, which have also increased, may explain this 30% rise. The staging of CKD (see Table 1) based on estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) (an estimate of kidney function) and albuminuria...

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...