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2013-11-21 11:23:28

NIH-funded study suggests increasing treatment adherence may help Even with more prescriptions for growth hormone, children and adolescents with chronic kidney disease were less likely to grow to normal height ranges if they came from lower-income families, according to research funded by the National Institutes of Health. Results from the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) Study are published in the December issue of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases and online today at...

2013-11-19 23:28:06

Chronic kidney disease is a serious problem, especially for those over age 80. And according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the problem is only getting worse. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Chronic kidney disease is a serious problem, especially for those over age 80. And according to a study published in September, 2013 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the problem is only getting worse. Those with chronic kidney...

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...

2013-11-09 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...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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