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2014-07-09 08:27:28

World-class Nephrologist to Lead Home Dialysis Program DENVER, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, today announced that the company has named Martin Schreiber, M.D., as its new vice president of clinical affairs for home modalities. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140303/LA75036LOGO-b DaVita's home hemodialysis (HHD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD)...

2014-07-08 08:31:07

Special Guest Recording Artist and Former NxStage System One patient, David RUSH LAWRENCE, Mass., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: NxStage Kidney Care will be hosting a Grand Opening celebration and ribbon cutting reception for its new state-of-the- art dialysis center in Jacksonville, Florida. The Grand Opening event, which is open to the public, will include a ribbon cutting reception, tours of the 6,300 sq. ft. facility, and an opportunity to...

2014-07-04 23:02:00

Fresenius Medical Care North America Recalls 56 Lots of Liquid Bicarbonate Concentrate DALLAS (PRWEB) July 04, 2014 Fresenius Medical Care North America, manufacturer of the dialysis drugs GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, has recalled 56 lots of NaturaLyte due to finding higher bacteria levels than allowed by internal specifications. The company is involved in litigation in a Massachusetts federal court where more than 1,700 lawsuits have been filed in conjunction with a previous recall. (In Re:...

2014-07-03 16:23:16

WASHINGTON, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kidney Care Partners (KCP) expressed concern that a combination of flat payments and increased regulatory pressures proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) may negatively impact stability and affect quality of care in Medicare's end-stage renal disease (ESRD) program. KCP is a coalition of patient advocates, clinicians, care professionals, dialysis providers, researchers, and manufacturers working together...

2014-07-03 12:25:51

NxStage Patients embrace the flexibility of home hemodialysis to reclaim their lifestyles and live freely LAWRENCE, Mass., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Independence Day, NxStage Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, joins patients across the nation in celebrating the freedom and flexibility they have reclaimed with home hemodialysis (HHD) using the NxStage® System One(TM)....

2014-07-03 11:16:59

NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases NIH study suggests people with either should be monitored for both Acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are closely intertwined, with each disease a risk factor for developing the other and sharing other risk factors in common, as well as sharing causes for the diseases to get worse, and outcomes, suggests a comprehensive analysis by scientists at the National Institutes of Health and George...

2014-07-01 16:26:22

After Review of Three Renal Anemia Product Profiles in Development, Expected Use Increases with Disease Severity, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that patient chart data submitted by surveyed nephrologists in China reveals that, consistent with 2011, the percentage of patients on erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) significantly increases as chronic kidney disease (CKD) worsens; however,...

2014-06-30 23:08:43

The Firm is representing numerous GranuFlo lawsuit clients who allegedly suffered serious cardiac injuries due to products included in the 2012 GranuFlo and NaturaLyte recall. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 GranuFlo lawsuits (http://www.thegranuflolawsuit.com/) stemming from the 2012 GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis concentrate recall continue to mount in courts around the U.S., Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to an article published by the Associated Press on June 28th,...

2014-06-30 16:26:52

RIVER EDGE, N.J., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nephros, Inc. (OTCQB: NEPH), a commercial stage medical device company that develops and sells high performance liquid purification ultrafilters and an on-line mid-dilution hemodiafiltration system for the treatment of chronic renal failure patients, announced today that it has submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for 510(k) clearance, the DSU-H and SSU-H Ultrafilters to filter Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) quality...

2014-06-30 16:26:14

NEW YORK, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the National Kidney Foundation, chronic kidney disease affects over 26 million adults in the U.S., and is caused by diabetes and high blood pressure. As kidney functions deteriorate, the kidney's ability to produce red blood cells declines, and results in anemia. Anemia is a condition in which the patient's blood is deficient in red blood cells and hemoglobin. Kidney dialysis is expensive, and the cost of anemia drugs has been...


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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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