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2011-04-29 13:37:39

The angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor drug, ramipril, is particularly effective in lowering the risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in obese patients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). "Obese patients with kidney disease progress more quickly towards renal failure compared to non-obese patients, and ramipril virtually abolishes this excess risk," comments Carmine Zoccali, MD (CNR-IBIM and Ospedali...

2011-03-04 08:00:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a Phase 2, 8-week dose-ranging study using low doses of atrasentan in patients with diabetic kidney disease were published this week in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. The published study results suggest that atrasentan, used in conjunction with renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitors, may reduce albuminuria (presence of protein in urine) for patients with type 2 diabetes. Atrasentan is a highly selective...

2010-12-13 13:08:56

University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have pinpointed a protein that compromises the kidney's filtering ability, causing nephrotic syndrome, and demonstrated that a naturally occurring precursor of an acid in the body offers potential for treating some forms of the condition. The research was published online Dec. 12 in Nature Medicine. "This is a major breakthrough in understanding the development and treatment of kidney disease associated with proteinuria, the leakage of protein...

2010-11-25 08:18:27

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Studies show that even small amounts of urinary protein may predict rapid cognitive decline in elderly women. Researchers recommend a simple urine test to all elderly people to identify people at risk. A new study shows that low amounts of albumin in urine, at levels not normally considered clinically significant, strongly predict faster cognitive decline in older women. The study involved more than 1,200 women at least 70 years of age in the Nurses' Health Study who...

2010-11-22 10:08:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced positive results from a Phase 2 dose-ranging study of atrasentan, a highly selective endothelin A receptor antagonist in development to help slow chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression in patients with type 2 diabetic nephropathy (diabetic kidney disease). Study results suggest that atrasentan, used in conjunction with renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitors, may reduce albuminuria (presence of...

2010-11-22 05:30:00

DENVER, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 20 at the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) 43rd Annual Meeting, interim results presented from an ongoing, randomized prospective study conducted independently by James A. Tumlin, MD, at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga indicated that 9 of 15 patients (60%) with advanced diabetic nephropathy who are currently enrolled in the study and have completed or are still undergoing a six month course of treatment...

2010-11-22 05:30:00

DENVER, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 20 at the American Society of Nephrology 43rd Annual Meeting, Columbia University Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine Andrew Bomback, MD, presented results from a patient case series assessing the potential therapeutic value of H.P. Acthar® Gel (repository corticotropin injection) as a treatment for patients with nephrotic syndrome, a kidney disorder characterized by excessive loss of urinary protein. Initial data...

2010-10-15 08:29:00

ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOR) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Questcor's supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for H.P. Acthar® Gel (repository corticotropin injection) in the treatment of infantile spasms (IS), an ultra-rare orphan disorder affecting approximately 2,000 American children annually. IS is a devastating and potentially life-threatening form of...

2010-09-20 05:30:00

UNION CITY, Calif., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOR) announced today that it will present at the UBS Global Life Sciences Conference on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at The Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York. Don M. Bailey, President and Chief Executive Officer, will discuss the Company's business strategy and historical financial performance at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Attendance at this conference is by invitation only. A live audio and slides webcast of...

2010-08-13 14:29:40

Careful monitoring of kidney health may be warranted in this population Poor kidney function is common among injection drug users, particularly those with HIV, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). The results suggest that clinicians should monitor the kidney function of HIV-infected injection drug users and consider them candidates for medical treatments to protect their kidneys when appropriate. HIV-infected...