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2014-05-02 23:04:30

Epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease of Uncertain Causes Hits Agricultural Communities Around the World Oakland, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 With a special issue—Chronic Kidney Disease Hits Agricultural Communities—MEDICC Review becomes the first peer-reviewed journal to devote an entire issue to this epidemic. In the past two decades, deaths from chronic kidney disease (CKD) have risen so rapidly that CKD now represents the third highest rate of increase among the top causes of death,...

2014-05-01 12:32:14

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today RPA joins 14 other kidney organizations to promote changes in kidney care on Capitol Hill. Participants in Kidney Community Advocacy Day represent health professionals and kidney patients and will meet with elected officials and their staff to discuss issues that will improve the treatment and quality of life for millions of Americans: increasing federal investment in kidney research, and extending lifetime immunosuppressive drug...

2014-04-22 08:34:50

Recipes cater to those with numerous health conditions HOUSTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dietitians from DaVita, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, have created and are distributing "Recipes for Healthier Living", a cookbook comprising recipes tailored to promote better health. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140318/DC85712LOGO The cookbook, which was created in March in support of National Nutrition Month,...

2014-04-19 23:02:47

All Natural Kidney Health & Kidney Function Restoration Program enables users to enhance their kidney health naturally. A review on the site healkidneydisease.com lists what users can gain from this e-book. (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 All Natural Kidney Health & Kidney Function Restoration Program is Robert Galarowicz’s guidebook that teaches users how to reverse their kidney disease naturally. This e-book offers users an innovative approach to kidney disease which enables users to...

2014-04-18 12:02:46

Certain prenatal risk factors are associated with the development of chronic kidney disease in children, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). Future studies should investigate whether modifying these factors could help protect children's kidney health. Risks for certain types of kidney disease may arise before birth, and researchers suspect that the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) may be programmed...

2014-04-17 08:28:50

HAYWARD, Calif., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOR) today announced that it is partnering with the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to become a National Sponsor of Kidney Walk, the country's largest walk to raise money and awareness for kidney disease. Through this partnership, Questcor will support more than 85 Kidney Walks across the country. The nationwide series is comprised of community events that call attention to kidney disease and the need...

2014-04-15 08:31:27

NEW YORK, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) announced today, during National Donate Life Month, that Astellas Pharma US, Inc. was named the first-ever National Presenting Sponsor for the Kidney Walk. Through this partnership, Astellas will support more than 85 Kidney Walk events being held in major cities across the country. "Our partnership with NKF exemplifies what Astellas and these walks are all about - enabling patients to be their own...

2014-04-14 12:37:35

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Renal Physicians Association released a free iPad app to assist nephrologists with shared decision-making (SDM) and pain and symptom management for acute kidney injury (AKI), chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients at the point of care. Adam Weinstein, MD, a RPA Board Member and the leader of the app development team, explains that the RPA SDM Toolkit app is an interactive, workflow-driven...

2014-04-11 12:23:30

BANGALORE, India, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Organises a screening camp for patients with CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE Prevalence of kidney diseases in Ethiopia: In developing countries such as Ethiopia, chronic kidney disease is a growing problem. The incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is rising due to increase in risk factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes mellitus. In Africa, End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) has poor...

2014-04-11 12:05:26

Targeting cytomegalovirus may help restore health A virus that is present in most people in a latent state may induce or exacerbate anemia in patients with kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings point to a new therapeutic target for affected individuals. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients and kidney transplant recipients often develop anemia, or low levels of red blood cells. This...


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