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2014-05-30 11:21:45

American Society of Nephrology Individuals with poor kidney function may require more intensive screening for these cancer types Reduced kidney function may increase the risk of developing kidney and urothelial cancers, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that patients with kidney disease may benefit from more intensive screenings for these types of cancer. Chronic kidney disease and...

2014-05-29 16:27:02

OAKLAND, Calif., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A key measure of reduced kidney function and chronic kidney disease -- reduced glomerular filtration rate -- is an independent risk factor for renal and urothelial cancer (cancers of the kidney and bladder), according to a study published online today in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO Chronic kidney disease and cancer are both major and growing public health problems....

2014-05-29 12:28:41

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 30(th), nephrologists and kidney patients from across the country will convene in Washington to participate in the Renal Physicians Association's (RPA) annual Capitol Hill Day. Coordinated in collaboration with the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), RPA's Capitol Hill day offers kidney patients and nephrologists the opportunity to advocate on issues impacting the delivery of effective and appropriate kidney disease...

2014-05-29 04:22:22

Malaysian Society for Quality in Health Honors DaVita at a Ceremony in Kuala Lumpur KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 29, 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 its Jalan Tun Razak center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia became the first stand-alone dialysis center in the country to receive a four-year accreditation in chronic dialysis treatment from the...

2014-05-28 08:31:25

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/-- NxStage Kidney Care, Inc., a subsidiary of NxStage Medical, Inc., today announced the opening of a new dialysis center serving the Jacksonville, Florida area and is now accepting new patients. NxStage Kidney Care was created from the ground up to support and encourage patient-centered care and provide enhanced access to the significant clinical and quality of life benefits possible with home based and more frequent dialysis, as...

2014-05-27 23:08:55

Epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease of Uncertain Causes Hits Agricultural Communities around the World Oakland, CA (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 MEDICC Review’s landmark print edition of Chronic Kidney Disease Hits Agricultural Communities will be launched in the Salvadoran capital May 30th at an event co-hosted by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and El Salvador’s Ministry of Health. The first peer-reviewed journal to devote an entire issue to this epidemic, MEDICC Review explores...

2014-05-23 23:02:06

The Firm is representing numerous individuals in GranuFlo lawsuits filed in the wake of the 2012 GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis concentrate recall. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 As GranuFlo lawsuits (http://www.injurybeacon.com/granuflo-dialysis/lawsuit/) filed in the wake of the 2012 GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis drug recall continue to mount in courts throughout the U.S., Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced another...

2014-05-23 04:20:47

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Debiotech, AWAK and Neokidney Development sign partnership to bring compact home haemodialysis machine to first patients by 2017 Today three international innovators join forces to develop and deliver to patients the world's first portable artificial kidney. Debiotech of Switzerland, AWAK of Singapore and Neokidney Development, an initiative of the Dutch Kidney Foundation, have signed a joint venture agreement to...

2014-05-22 23:16:21

New book tells of an extraordinary comeback from kidney failure to good health. London (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Adeleke Eniola Oyenusi’s recovery from kidney failure inspired him to write his new book “Living a Normal and Healthy Life after Renal (Kidney) Failure” (published by Trafford Publishing) to encourage and educate other renal patients with little or no knowledge about the condition. “I asked my wife to quickly rush me to the hospital when I became breathless and feared I...

2014-05-22 23:07:33

The shift in preference towards heat disinfectant water treatment systems is one of the main drivers of growth for the U.S. Dialysis Devices and Concentrates Market, reports iData Research Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 iData Research (idataresearch.com), the leading global authority in medical device and pharmaceutical market research, has recently published a report for the U.S. Dialysis Devices and Concentrates Markets. The total market is estimated to reach $2 billion by 2020. The...


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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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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