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2013-08-05 16:26:59

More than 200 Lawmakers Act to Protect Americans with Kidney Failure WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an unusual demonstration of bipartisanship, more than 200 members of the House of Representatives, led by Congressman John Lewis and three of his colleagues, signed a strongly worded letter to the nation's top Medicare official, urging caution and expressing concern over proposed cuts to Medicare's End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) program, which covers 340,000...

2013-08-05 16:26:43

More than 200 Lawmakers Act to Protect Americans with Kidney Failure WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an unusual demonstration of bipartisanship, more than 200 members of the House of Representatives, led by Congressman Ben Ray Lujan and three of his colleagues, signed a strongly worded letter to the nation's top Medicare official, urging caution and expressing concern over proposed cuts to Medicare's End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) program, which covers 340,000...

2013-08-05 16:26:40

More than 200 Lawmakers Act to Protect Americans with Kidney Failure WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an unusual demonstration of bipartisanship, more than 200 members of the House of Representatives, led by Congressman John Shimkus and three of his colleagues, signed a strongly worded letter to the nation's top Medicare official, urging caution and expressing concern over proposed cuts to Medicare's End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) program, which covers 340,000...

2013-08-05 16:26:09

Bipartisan Letter Underscores "Statutory Obligation" to Cover Costs of Dialysis Care, Expresses Concern Over "Viability" of Nation's Dialysis Program WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an unusual demonstration of bipartisanship, more than 200 members of the House of Representatives signed a strongly worded letter to the nation's top Medicare official, urging caution and expressing concern over proposed cuts to Medicare's End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) program,...

2013-08-02 23:18:01

With the proposed 12-percent cut to Medicare dialysis sending shockwaves through the health world, the Law Offices of Michael J. Evans LLC reveals how to spot a good dialysis center - or a bad one. (PRWEB) August 02, 2013 It’s estimated that half a million Americans are currently living with kidney failure. Nearly 400,000 make a triweekly trip to their nearest dialysis center in order to have their blood cleansed, a treatment that takes around four hours. It should be straight forward...

2013-08-02 11:20:05

Therapy might prevent kidney injury that often arises following major surgery Ultrasound treatments may prevent acute kidney injury that commonly arises after major surgery, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that this simple and noninvasive therapy may be an effective precaution for patients at risk. Acute kidney injury, an abrupt decline in kidney function, is an increasingly prevalent...

2013-08-02 11:15:51

Significant costs arise even before patients develop kidney failure Even early stages of kidney disease come with steep medical costs, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The study found that expenses related to moderate chronic kidney disease (CKD) cost Medicare tens of billions of dollars each year. Approximately 60 million people globally have CKD. Most of the costs of CKD are thought to arise when the...

2013-08-01 23:02:25

Bernstein Liebhard LLP is investigating GranuFlo lawsuits on behalf of dialysis patients who allegedly suffered catastrophic heart side effects, including heart attacks, strokes, and sudden cardiac death, related to the GranuFlo recall for GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis concentrates. New York, New York (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 GranuFlo lawsuits (http://www.granuflodialysislawsuits.com/) filed in the wake of last year’s GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis concentrate recall continue to...

2013-08-01 08:33:04

- National Kidney Foundation Recommends Annual Urine Screening for All Americans Over Age 60 - NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly six of ten Americans will develop kidney disease in their lifetime, according to a new analysis published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. In comparison, lifetime risk of diabetes, heart attack and invasive cancer is approximately four in ten. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please visit:...

2013-07-31 04:20:58

University of Leuven in Belgium first to use new solution for end-stage renal disease hemodialysis patients ATLANTA, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), a leading tissue processing and medical device company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, announced today that the first European clinical implant of the Company's HeRO (Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow) Graft was performed at the University of Leuven Hospital in Belgium. The procedure was performed by...


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Hypertension (journal)
2012-05-14 11:48:30

Hypertension is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1979 and published monthly by the American Heart Association (AHA). As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is John E. Hall (University of Mississippi). Publishing formats include original manuscripts, invited review summaries, invited case-based reviews, recent study highlights, invited brief commentaries, scientific or technical tutorials, letter to the editor, and novel findings of unusual interest. This journal focuses on...

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