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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...

2009-03-02 19:40:00

Satellite's Leading Kidney Disease Researchers to Speak on Treatment Modalities MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Satellite Healthcare, Inc., one of the nation's first and largest providers of kidney dialysis services and a major sponsor of nephrology research, today announced that several of its internationally respected chief researchers will present at the 29th Annual Dialysis Conference in Houston, TexasMarch 8-10. In addition to the presentations, Satellite Dialysis and...

2008-11-10 15:00:06

FibroGen, Inc. today announced data from research on its therapeutic programs related to hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) prolyl hydroxylase inhibitors (PHI) and anti-connective tissue growth factor (anti-CTGF) were reported at the 41st annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Renal Week November 6-9, 2008, in Philadelphia, PA. HIF-PHI Anemia Research Presented at Renal Week There were two presentations on FibroGen's oral HIF-PH inhibitors, FG-2216 and FG-4592,...

2008-10-31 09:00:19

Satellite Healthcare, Inc., one of the nation's first and largest providers of kidney dialysis services and a major sponsor of nephrology research, today announced that its chief researchers will present at the American Society of Nephrology's (ASN) 41st annual meeting and scientific exposition during Renal Week, November 4-9, 2008 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Renal Week is an annual event hosted by the ASN, a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of...

2008-10-28 15:00:29

Spanish scientists say they've identified cell changes that cause one treatment for kidney failure to eventually become ineffective. Patients with diseased kidneys traditionally need to attend a dialysis clinic to have their blood cleaned through a special filter. The treatment requires three regular clinic visits per week, with each session lasting three to five hours. An alternative to that treatment involves creation of an "artificial kidney" in a process known as peritoneal dialysis...


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