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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...

2014-04-10 13:40:50

In the UK paracetamol toxicity is the most common cause of ALF and has a high mortality rate. It is estimated that 150 to 200 deaths and 15 to 20 LTs occur as a result of poisoning each year in England and Wales. LT is the definitive treatment for ALF patients who meet the criteria for transplantation but the current means of selection for LT (the King's College Criteria) are not ideal and do not assess changes in prognostic measures over time or quantify the mortality risk for individual...

2014-04-09 23:30:30

Kidney Diet Secrets created by Rachelle Gordon is a new program that gives people techniques, tips, and detailed instructions on how to get rid of their kidney diseases quickly and permanently. An overview on the website Vinaf.com shows if the program is good for people to use. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Kidney Diet Secrets is a new program developed by Rachelle Gordon, who has many years of experience in studying kidney diseases. The program provides people with a 3-step plan...

2014-04-02 11:21:42

New research highlights inadequate and uncoordinated approach Care of patients with heart failure in the UK is inadequate and has not changed in a decade, according to new research published in BMJ Open. The findings by a team at Durham University and Darlington Memorial Hospital - and funded by national charity Heart Research UK - highlight inadequacies in heart failure care as well as an uncoordinated approach to diagnosis and management of the condition between primary and secondary...

2014-03-31 23:36:33

New Downloadable List of 50 Foods Low in Potassium Hickory, North Carolina (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Potassium is a vital nutrient that affects nerves and muscles. Keeping the right balance of potassium in your body is vital to keep you healthy and on the move. Too much potassium in your system can cause things like an irregular heartbeat. The good news is that if you eat too much food with high potassium levels, the kidney excretes the excess potassium as a self-regulating mechanism. The...

2014-03-31 12:29:20

Familiarity with ABT-719/ZP-1480, MTB-131, QPI-1002, AC-607 and THR-184 is Very Low Among Surveyed Nephrologists, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that, according to both surveyed nephrologists and critical care physicians, there is a high perceived need for new therapies for the treatment of acute kidney injury (AKI). However, opinions vary among physician types when it comes to the need for...

2014-03-28 09:28:03

Studies are needed to see if treating depression protects diabetics' kidney health Major depression may increase diabetes patients' risk of developing kidney failure, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). Additional studies are needed to determine whether treatment for depression can improve kidney health in patients with diabetes. Individuals with diabetes have a high prevalence of depressive symptoms,...

2014-03-27 23:32:45

In light of a recent article in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, implicating mitochondrial oxidative stress in the progression of chronic kidney disease, Ethical Alternative Products is releasing a statement supporting the benefits of alpha lipoic acid. In conjunction with their announcement, the dietary supplement supplier is offering a complimentary sample of their product, ThioGel. Wyckoff NJ (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 A study* performed by Ilse Daehn et al. at the Charles Bronfman...

2014-03-20 12:29:52

LONDON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:EpiCast Report: Chronic Kidney Disease - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022 EpiCast Report: Chronic Kidney Disease - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022SummaryChronic 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 time. CKD affects people of all ages; however, the risk is higher in...

2014-03-20 08:29:44

Leading Home Dialysis Company Spreads "Green Ribbon" Awareness of the Benefits of Home Hemodialysis LAWRENCE, Mass., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To build awareness for National Kidney Month, NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today announced the first annual National Home Hemodialysis Day taking place today, March 20, 2014. In partnership with local and national kidney patient organizations, NxStage is encouraging the more...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.