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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...

2013-10-10 23:02:51

The Firm is evaluating Granuflo lawsuits on behalf of dialysis patients who suffered serious and life-threatening heart problems associated with the GranuFlo and NaturaLyte recall. New York, New York (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 Hundreds of GranuFlo lawsuits (http://www.thegranuflolawsuit.com/) filed in the wake of last year’s recall for GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis drugs are moving forward in courts around the U.S., Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to a Case Management Order...


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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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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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