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2009-11-12 08:00:00

TRACY, Calif., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Satellite Healthcare, one of the nation's first and leading providers of kidney dialysis services and a major sponsor of nephrology research, today announced the opening of a new Satellite Dialysis center in Tracy, CA. The new center adds to Satellite Healthcare's rapidly expanding presence in the central valley, and will be equipped with 24 hemodialysis stations to serve those affected with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). "This new Area location will...

2009-11-10 16:23:00

FREDERICK, Md., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Satellite Healthcare, one of the nation's first and leading providers of kidney dialysis services and a major sponsor of nephrology research, today announced the opening of a new Satellite WellBound center in Frederick, MD. The new center is a freestanding home dialysis service provider, and adds to Satellite Healthcare's rapidly expanding presence nationwide. The WellBound of Frederick Center is managed by certified nephrology nurse Jun Frias, and...

2009-11-05 08:00:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Satellite Healthcare, one of the nation's first and leading providers of kidney dialysis services and a major sponsor of nephrology research, today announced the official opening of WellBound of Houston. This is its first home dialysis center in the state of Texas. This "Center of Excellence" interacts closely with nephrologists at the Baylor College of Medicine and nephrologists from surrounding communities. The goal of the Center is to provide chronic...

2009-10-28 03:00:00

DUBLIN, October 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - FOSRENOL(R) (lanthanum carbonate) Now Approved in the EU to Treat hyperphosphataemia >1.78mmol/L in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Not on Dialysis Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced it has received approval through the European Mutual Recognition Procedure for an extension to the current indication for FOSRENOL(R) (lanthanum carbonate), paving the way to make the...

2009-09-22 10:36:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. World Market for Dialysis Equipment and Services http://www.reportlinker.com/p0109217/World-Market-for-Dialysis-Equipment-and-Services.html The dialysis industry enjoys a unique place in the healthcare sector. The industry encompasses two very lucrative segments -- the medical device industry (dialysis products and supplies segment) and the healthcare services...

2009-08-28 11:00:00

DENVER, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), today announced its nocturnal dialysis patient population has reached a milestone, with 1,000 patients having received this life-saving treatment in more than 90 DaVita(R) centers around the nation. DaVita has one of the largest nocturnal patient populations in the country. (Logo:...

2009-08-27 09:00:00

SALEM, N.H., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- AgaMatrix, Inc., the makers of WaveSense blood glucose meters, announced today their continued commitment to educate health care professionals and patients on the importance of blood glucose meter (BGM) accuracy for all patients. WaveSense BGM's uniquely employ WaveSense technology which personalizes each test to provide world class accuracy. They detect and correct for errors caused by different environmental conditions and blood samples. According to...

2009-08-26 05:00:00

DENVER, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), in conjunction with DaVita Clinical Research(R), today announced that it will present three abstracts at the 3rd North American Chapter meeting of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD) on August 27-29 in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020729/DAVITALOGO) ISPD...

2009-08-17 08:52:33

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning against using some glucose monitors by patients receiving medicines containing non-glucose sugars. The FDA said its warning involves using glucose monitors that require specific test strips. Non-glucose sugars contained in some therapeutic products such as peritoneal dialysis solutions and certain immunoglobulins can falsely elevate glucose results, which may prompt excessive insulin administration, the FDA said. These therapeutic products,...

2009-03-25 23:00:31

An anti-microbial catheter could vastly improve the quality of life for many home dialysis patients, researchers in Britain said. The study, published in the journal Biomaterials, showed that the catheter has the potential to ward off attack from a wider variety of pathogens and protect Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis patients from infections for up to 100 days -- about 20 times longer than current catheters. CAPD offers patients with kidney failure an alternative to traditional...


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