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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 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...

2014-06-19 09:49:24

King's College London Heart attack patients with kidney problems may not be getting the full treatment they need, according to a new study led by King's College London. The study found that patients admitted to hospital with chest pains and poorly functioning kidneys are less likely to be given an angiogram and early invasive treatment, which might increase their chance of surviving a heart attack. People admitted to hospital with a suspected heart attack are normally offered early...

2014-06-10 23:00:30

Yesterday, on Monday, June 9, 2014, the Oklahoma Heart Hospital, and The Ohio State University implanted the United States’ first miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensors to manage heart failure (HF). The CardioMEMS HF System is the first and only FDA-approved heart failure monitoring device that has been proven to significantly reduce hospital admissions when used by physicians to manage heart failure. Oklahoma City (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 The CardioMEMS HF System features a sensor that...

2014-06-09 20:22:38

Bill introduced by Representatives Tom Marino and John Lewis would improve lives of kidney patients WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kidney Care Partners (KCP) today praised Representatives Tom Marino (R-PA) and John Lewis (D-GA) for introducing "The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act (H.R. 4814)," a bill supporting improvements in the research, treatment and care of chronic kidney disease to benefit more than 400,000 Americans...

2014-06-09 08:28:01

Commitment to Patient Care, Sustainability and Goodwill Continues to Grow DENVER, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, today announced the release of its 2013 Community Care report, which highlights progress on key initiatives supporting the company's vision for corporate social responsibility (CSR). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140303/LA75036LOGO-b The report,...

2014-06-04 15:42:09

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that new therapies for kidney disease could be developed more quickly by revising the definition of kidney disease progression used during clinical trials. If adopted, the new definition could shorten the length of some clinical trials and also potentially encourage more clinical trials in kidney disease. The findings will be published in the June...

2014-06-02 16:27:56

EHE International Donates Window Display to Promote Kidney Disease Awareness. NEW YORK, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One in three Americans is at risk for kidney disease. This month, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is asking visitors at Rockefeller Center if they are the one. Thanks to a donation from preventative healthcare company EHE International, during the month of June the NKF will use a high-profile window display space at 10 Rockefeller Center to promote...

2014-06-02 12:28:51

ATLANTA, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arcapita Ventures announced today that CardioMEMS, Inc. has been acquired by St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE: STJ) a global medical device company headquartered in St. Paul, MN. St. Jude Medical had previously invested $60 million for 19 percent ownership of CardioMEMS and has now exercised its exclusive option to purchase the remaining 81 percent of the company in a transaction valued in excess of $450 million. CardioMEMS, Inc., an Atlanta-based...


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