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2013-10-19 23:01:32

Filing of GranuFlo lawsuits is on the rise as serious risks alleged with GranuFlo use ST. LOUIS (PRWEB) October 19, 2013 The GranuFlo recall lawyers at Baron and Budd are reviewing GranuFlo claims relating to the March 2012 GranuFlo and NaturaLyte recall. Dialysis concentrates used during dialysis treatments to help clean the blood, both GranuFlo and NaturaLyte are manufactured and marketed by Fresenius Medical Care, the world's largest provider of dialysis products. Both dialysis...

2013-10-18 12:56:36

Treatment shows promise for improving artery function Receiving dialysis at home while sleeping not only improves kidney health and quality of life for people with kidney disease, it could also decrease their risk of heart disease, says new study presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. "Patients with end-stage renal disease have at least a five-fold increase in cardiovascular complications," says Dr. Christopher Overgaard, one of the study's authors and a cardiologist at the...

2013-10-17 23:21:36

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Challenges and Opportunities: in the Renal Denervation Market. London (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 Hypertension: Prevalence and Significance Hypertension is one of the most preventable causes of premature morbidity and mortality globally. It is a major risk factor for stroke, myocardial infarction, heart failure, chronic kidney disease, peripheral vascular disease, cognitive decline, damage to retinal blood vessels and visual...

2013-10-17 10:39:05

Enriched bone marrow stem cells secrete hormones in the petri dish Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital are using adult bone marrow stem cells as they investigate a completely new way of treating chronic kidney disease and heart failure in rats. Dr. Darren Yuen and Dr. Richard Gilbert were the first to show, in 2010, that enriched stem cells improved heart and kidney function in rats with both diseases. But they and other scientists wondered about the potential side effects of...

2013-10-15 23:03:09

More than 229 GranuFlo lawsuits allegedly stemming from an FDA Class I recall contend GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis drugs caused patients to experience life-threatening heart side effects, including heart attack, stroke and sudden cardiac death, have been filed in the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 More than 229 GranuFlo lawsuits pending in the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, are moving into the discovery phase,...

2013-10-14 09:52:41

Treatments may help the 20 to 44 percent of patients with kidney failure who struggle with depression Behavioral therapy provided chair-side to kidney failure patients while they're undergoing dialysis may help fight depression and improve patients' quality of life, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). Thanks to advances in medical technology, dialysis patients have the potential to live longer and healthier...

2013-10-11 13:13:06

African Americans and those with less education often receive lower-quality kidneys Among younger kidney transplant recipients, a disproportionate number of African Americans and individuals with less education receive organs that are of lower quality or are considered marginal, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). The findings suggest that there are racial and social disparities in the allocation of...

2013-10-11 13:10:57

Hispanics tend to have difficult-to-match blood types and to live in regions with limited organs for transplantation In the United States, Hispanics with kidney failure are less likely than non-Hispanic whites to receive a kidney transplant largely due to their blood type and because of where they live, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). The findings highlight the need to implement new deceased donor...

Urine Biomarkers Show Mitochondrial Dysfunction In Diabetic Kidney Disease
2013-10-11 11:00:20

University of California, San Diego Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified 13 metabolites – small molecules produced by cellular metabolism – that are significantly different in patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease compared to healthy controls. Twelve of the 13 metabolites are linked to mitochondrial function, suggesting that suppression of mitochondria – the powerhouses of cells – is a fundamental characteristic of...


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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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