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2013-09-06 12:28:06

A biomarker test developed initially to identify early acute kidney injury (AKI) after surgery has been shown to successfully detect AKI in emergency room patients with a variety of urgent health issues. In a study published online Sept. 5 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, the findings expand the overall utility and potential medical settings for using the test, according to researchers. The test measures the protein neutrophil gelatinase-associated...

2013-09-04 08:30:17

KidneyTalk's 200th Interview, Featuring Carla Ulbrich, the Singing Patient GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chronic illnesses and hospitalizations are no laughing matter, until you're living them and realize that laughter helps you get through these difficult times. Carla Ulbrich--the Singing Patient--laughed and sang her way through a stroke, kidney failure, and severe lupus. Ulbrich explains to Lori Hartwell, founder and president of the Renal Support...

2013-09-02 23:01:52

EpiCast Chronic Kidney Disease - Epidemiology forecast to 2022 (http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/267725-epicast-chronic-kidney-disease-epidemiology-forecast-to-2022.html ) report provides an overview of the risk factors and the global and historical trends for CKD in the 6MM. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 02, 2013 Chronic kidney disease (CKD), or chronic renal disease, is an asymptomatic, long-term condition that damages the kidneys and leads to the loss of kidney function over...

2013-08-30 10:48:35

Finding could be used to increase living kidney donation Socioeconomic status is a more important barrier to living kidney donation than cultural factors, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings may be useful for determining ways to increase living kidney donation in the United States. Living donor kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice for patients with kidney failure. It is well described...

2013-08-28 12:25:30

In the news release, Nation's Largest Kidney Care Coalition Announces Chairman Elect, issued 28-Aug-2013 by Kidney Care Partners over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the first paragraph should read, "Dr. Edward R. Jones, Chief of the Renal Section at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia and Clinical Professor of Medicine at Temple University Hospital, has been selected chairman-elect of Kidney Care Partners (KCP) through the end of this year. He will assume the...

2013-08-28 12:24:59

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Edward R. Jones, Chief of the Renal Section at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia and Clinical Professor of Medicine at Temple University Hospital, has been selected chairman-elect of Kidney Care Partners (KCP) for the 2014-2015 term. KCP, founded in 2003, is a broad-based coalition of physicians, providers, nurses, patients, manufacturers and kidney care advocates dedicated to working together to improve quality of care...

2013-08-20 10:33:28

1. Too-low Diastolic Blood Pressure Can be Deadly for CKD Patients Having too-low diastolic blood pressure (DBP) may be deadly for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Blood pressure (BP) recommendations are stricter for patients with CKD than for the general population and focus on lowering actual BP (the measurement of both systolic BP [SBP] and DBP) without consideration for achieving a DBP that is too low. Researchers reviewed health records for 651,749 U.S. veterans with CKD to...

2013-08-19 15:36:40

Patients with heart failure who see a physician in the first month after leaving hospital are more likely to survive than those who do not see a doctor, reports a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The effect is slightly more pronounced in patients who see their regular physician rather than an unfamiliar physician. In the United States and Canada, more than $20 billion is spent every year on patients who are readmitted to hospital within 30 days after discharge....

2013-08-08 23:03:37

RenaGum™ is a new approach to helping people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) maintain normal phosphate levels. It is the first medical food that is not another pill or tablet you need to swallow, but a pleasant tasting sugar-free chewing gum made with natural ingredients. Hunt Valley, MD (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 Mastix Medica, an innovative specialty manufacturer of dietary supplements and functional foods, has introduced RenaGum™, a novel medical food that helps patients with...

2013-08-08 23:02:56

AAHFN promotes awareness of heart failure readmissions, rewards members for assisting patients with managing their disease. Mount Laurel, N.J. (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 The American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN) is pleased to announce the winners of the 30-Day Readmission Award. The award recognizes heart failure (HF) treatment programs that have shown exceptional performance in the management of heart failure patients through significant reduction in patients’ readmission...