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2014-02-04 12:28:38

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Renal Physicians Association (RPA) will host its 40(th) Anniversary Gala on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 7:00PM in the Holiday Ballroom of the Hilton Baltimore, in Baltimore, MD. During the celebration, RPA will recognize the growth of the association since its humble beginnings when a group of nephrologists met in Chicago in July 1973 and identified the need for an organization to advocate for and protect the nephrology...

2014-01-31 10:46:34

In patients with a frequently-relapsing form of kidney disease, relapses decreased approximately five-fold for at least one year after patients took a single dose of rituximab, an antibody that targets the immune system and is often used to treat immune disorders such as lymphoma and arthritis. The findings, which will appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), suggest that this drug may provide considerable benefits for patients. For most...

2014-01-28 12:30:02

The CKD Market Will Decline Through 2017, Due to Genericization of Expensive Agents and Reimbursement Constraints in the U.S., According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that, after an initial decline driven by generic and biosimilar competition in the G7 markets and changes in reimbursement practices in the United States, the total chronic kidney disease (CKD) market will return to growth, achieving...

2014-01-24 23:00:59

The Firm is representing numerous individuals in GranuFLo lawsuits that allege serious heart injuries due to GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis drugs. New York, New York (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 GranuFlo lawsuits (http://www.thegranuflolawsuit.com/) filed in the wake of the 2012 recall of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis drugs continue to mount in courts around the country, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to court documents, one of the most recent claims was filed in the U.S....

2014-01-24 11:33:02

Patients with sickle cell trait require more anemia drugs The presence of sickle cell trait among African Americans may help explain why those on dialysis require higher doses of an anemia medication than patients of other ethnicities, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). Additional studies are needed to determine the long-term health consequences of this increased dosing. Sickle cell trait represents the...

2014-01-21 23:01:30

Brian Radbill, MD, FACP, a 15-year veteran of the Mount Sinai Health System, has been named Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs for Mount Sinai Queens. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Brian Radbill, MD, FACP, a 15-year veteran of the Mount Sinai Health System, has been named Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs for Mount Sinai Queens. In that position, Dr. Radbill will oversee the delivery of high-quality, patient-focused medical care...

2014-01-18 23:01:13

The Firm is investigating dialysis lawsuits on behalf of individuals who allegedly suffered heart attacks, strokes, sudden cardiac death, and other catastrophic health problems allegedly related to Fresenius Medical Care’s 2012 GranuFlo and NaturaLyte recall. New York, New York (PRWEB) January 18, 2014 As GranuFlo lawsuits (http://www.thegranuflolawsuit.com/) filed in the wake of the 2012 recall of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis drugs continue to move forward in courts around the...

2014-01-17 11:25:17

Depending on where they live, kids may get an organ in a matter of weeks or have to wait several years A new study has revealed large geographic variation in waiting times for children across the United States in need of kidney transplants, with differences due mainly to local supply and demand. The findings, which will appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), suggest that broader geographic sharing of kidneys for children should be...

2014-01-16 08:27:51

New testing approach uses Next Gen Sequencing platform MILWAUKEE, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BloodCenter of Wisconsin's Diagnostic Laboratories today announced the availability of a comprehensive genetic evaluation using next generation sequencing (NGS) technology for patients with Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS). BloodCenter is among the first to offer clinical diagnostics using NGS, providing a dramatically shortened timeline for obtaining test results for this...

2014-01-16 04:20:40

GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prom season comes early for hundreds of teens and young adults (14 to 24 years old) who have kidney disease, who are on dialysis or who have had a transplant. Renal Support Network (RSN) steps out onto the dance floor Sunday, January 19, 2014, to host the 15(th) Annual Renal Teen Prom for these teens and their guests. Last week attendees and guests took their pick of evening gowns that were donated especially for the event. This...


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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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