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2013-11-19 12:22:00

Drugs known as PDE3 inhibitors save many lives by helping failing hearts do a better job of pumping blood. But those same medications come with a sometimes deadly cost when taken for long periods: an increased risk for sudden cardiac death. The drugs work by inhibiting PDE3A, an enzyme that regulates how the heart pumps blood. When PDE3A is inhibited, the heart contracts more forcefully, pumping more blood. Developing a medication that has the benefits of current drugs but doesn't...

2013-11-15 10:29:09

Study's findings may help guide care of young women who need dialysis Women with advanced kidney disease who start dialysis during pregnancy have superior live birth rates than those already on dialysis at the time of conception, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). The findings provide valuable information for counseling women with kidney disease who are of child-bearing age. During pregnancy and...

2013-11-14 23:26:29

Visible Health and KDIGO deliver evidence-based clinical guidelines for kidney disease care on the iPad. Austin, TX (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 Visible Health announced today collaboration with Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) to launch a free mobile application that will provide medical professionals kidney disease clinical best practices on the go. “This app puts a wealth of kidney disease information conveniently in the hands of everyone around the world,” said John...

2013-11-13 23:00:23

New book tells of an extraordinary comeback from kidney failure to good health. LONDON (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 Adeleke Eniola Oyenusi’s recovery from kidney failure inspired him to write his new book “Living a Normal and Healthy Life after Renal (Kidney) Failure” (published by Trafford Publishing) to encourage and educate other renal patients with little or no knowledge about the condition. “I asked my wife to quickly rush me to the hospital when I became breathless and feared...

2013-11-12 08:36:45

SEATTLE, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Kidney Centers has established an endowment fund to honor longtime physician leader Dr. Michael R. Kelly and to advance two causes he is passionate about: medical ethics and special care for the most fragile kidney patients. The fund recently reached a milestone of $150,000 in contributions. The fund builds on Northwest Kidney Centers' history as the birthplace of biomedical ethics. Services to be provided from the endowment fund could...

2013-11-10 00:21:29

- New Data from the Largest Prospective Trial of Adult Patients with aHUS and First Prospective Trial in Pediatric Patients with aHUS Confirm the Safety and Efficacy Profile of Soliris -- - ASN Meeting Also Features Three-year Update Data Highlighting Long-term Benefits of Chronic Soliris Therapy in Patients with aHUS - CHESHIRE, CT, Nov. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALXN) today announced that researchers presented data from four clinical trials, all...

2013-11-09 23:01:01

Doctors at the North Shore-LIJ Health System, on Saturday, will present late-breaking data showing that an investigational drug Triferic is well tolerated and effective in treating iron deficiency in patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 09, 2013 Doctors at the North Shore-LIJ Health System on Saturday will present late-breaking data showing that an investigational drug Triferic is well tolerated and effective in treating iron deficiency in...

Low-Sodium Diets Could Prevent Kidney Failure, Heart Disease
2013-11-08 10:04:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Lowering the salt intake of heart and kidney patients could help prevent renal failure or cardiovascular disease, according to new research appearing online in Thursday’s edition of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Excessive sodium consumption is frequently associated with an increased risk of heart disease and declining kidney function, and chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients are more likely to be affected...

2013-11-07 14:08:01

Increased consumption of vegetable protein was linked with prolonged survival among kidney disease patients in a new a study. The findings will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2013 November 5-10 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. Due to poor kidney function, toxins that are normally excreted in the urine can build up in the blood of individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Research shows that compared with animal protein, vegetable protein intake in patients is...

Scientists Inhibit Heart Protein To Treat Heart Attacks
2013-11-06 19:09:41

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Scientists have found it is possible to limit the damage caused by intermittent blood flow during and after a heart attack. Experiments on mice helped researchers discover that inhibition of a heart protein called TNNI3K reduced damage from heart attacks and protected the heart from further injury. These findings have significant potential for heart attack patients in a clinical setting. "Many times, what is done in a lab setting...