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2014-01-10 11:26:19

A single dose of lithium helped restore kidney function in mice with acute kidney injury A mood stabilizer used to treat bipolar affective disorders may also help treat acute kidney injury, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings are significant because there are no effective therapies for AKI. AKI, an abrupt decline in kidney function, is an increasingly prevalent and potentially serious condition...

2014-01-07 23:22:07

The recognition marks the third year in a row that St. Elizabeth Health Center has been recognized with a Get With the Guidelines® gold quality achievement award. Youngstown, Ohio (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 St. Elizabeth Health Center has received the Get With the Guidelines® – Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. This award recognizes St. Elizabeth for achieving an exceptional goal of treating heart failure patients according to the...

2014-01-07 08:30:19

SCCM Event Examines Groundbreaking AKI Risk Assessment Biomarkers SAN DIEGO, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An international panel of critical care experts will discuss how new biomarkers for risk assessment of acute kidney injury (AKI) could affect care of critically ill patients at a symposium being held in conjunction with the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) 43rd Critical Care Congress in San Francisco, Calif. Astute Medical, Inc. is sponsoring the event "Early AKI Assessment: Are...

2014-01-06 08:26:19

- Statistically significant improvement in key parameters of heart function, including left ventricular ejection fraction and cardiac output SAN DIEGO, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mast Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: MSTX) today announced that, in a placebo-controlled, nonclinical model of chronic heart failure, MST-188 demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in numerous parameters of heart function, including left ventricular ejection fraction and end-systolic volume,...

NIH Issues New Blood Pressure Medication Guidelines
2013-12-18 17:49:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A new set of recommendations for treating high blood pressure released by an expert panel has essentially called for less people to receive prescribed medications. Formed under the National Institutes of Health, the Eighth Joint National Committee has published an update to the last set of high blood pressure guidelines in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The last set of recommendations was issued in 2003....

2013-12-17 11:14:47

Patients with stable hypertension and the most advanced stage of chronic kidney disease (CKD) before dialysis appeared to have a lower risk for long-term dialysis or death if they were treated with the antihypertensive drugs known as angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) or angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), according to a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. An ACEI or ARB is known to delay the progression of CKD in patients with and...

2013-12-16 23:24:52

With his medical expertise and practical experience of treating kidney disease, Duncan Cappicchiano claims that his natural kidney disease treatment, The Kidney Disease Solution, can help patients improve their kidney function. The site abb2u.com has a complete overview that indicates whether the treatment is safe for patients to apply. (PRWEB) December 15, 2013 The Kidney Disease Solution is a natural kidney disease treatment developed by Duncan Capicchiano. As a naturopath, he has done...

2013-12-16 04:21:44

LONDON, December 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shield Therapeutics, an independent specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development of mineral-derived hospital pharmaceuticals, today announces that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted its Investigational New Drug (IND) application to initiate a Phase 3 pivotal study of ST10, its novel oral iron-replacement therapy, for the treatment of iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) in pre-dialysis patients with chronic...

2013-12-15 23:00:49

Kidney Diet Secrets written by Rachelle Gordon is the latest book that helps people boost their kidney function naturally without using drugs. Hector Sheldon from the site HealthReviewCenter.com performed a detailed Kidney Diet Secrets review that indicates if this book is worth buying. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 15, 2013 Kidney Diet Secrets is the latest book that helps people create a healthy diet plan to boost their kidney function. This book is penned by Rachelle Gordon, a veteran...

2013-12-13 09:29:34

60 million people globally have chronic kidney disease. Increased physical activity may slow kidney function decline 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 suggest that exercise could have a powerful effect on maintaining patients' health. Approximately 60 million people globally have chronic kidney disease (CKD). In the past 20 years, few new interventions have been...