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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...

2010-07-29 05:30:00

UNION CITY, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOR) announced today that it will participate in the following upcoming investor conferences: The BMO Capital Markets 10th Annual Focus on Healthcare Conference Thursday, August 5, 2010 New York, NY 4:00 p.m. ET Webcast available at: http://www.bmocm.com/conferences/ 2010healthcare/webcast Collins Stewart 2010 Health Care Event Wednesday, August 11, 2010...

2010-07-16 13:23:28

First morning albumin:creatinine urine test clues clinicians into signs of trouble A morning urine test is superior to all other tests for detecting declining kidney performance in patients with diabetic kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The results suggest that clinicians should monitor kidney function by measuring the albumin:creatinine ratio from a first morning urine sample. Individuals with kidney...

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2010-06-11 06:45:00

Bevacizumab Increases the Risk of Severe Urinary Protein Loss by More than 4- Fold The widely used cancer drug bevacizumab (known popularly as Avastin) may cause severe loss of protein from the kidney into the urine that can lead to significant kidney damage and can compromise the efficacy of cancer treatment, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The results suggest that physicians should monitor patients' kidney...

2010-03-19 13:09:00

WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- No matter what Washington does on health reform, there's a lot you can do to reform your own health -- and two of the best places to start are your kidneys. So says Dr. Ronald Weiss, chairman of Results for Life, an educational campaign of the American Clinical Laboratory Association. "March is more than just basketball and the start of spring. It is also National Kidney Month. And when you realize that some 27 million Americans have...

2010-02-19 14:07:20

Lower doses may benefit kidney disease patients without the risks The drug avosentan substantially reduces urinary protein loss in people with type 2 diabetes and kidney disease, but the drug causes serious side effects, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The results suggest that lower doses of avosentan may have a more favorable risk/benefit ratio for patients. Despite aggressive treatments, individuals with kidney...

2010-02-03 12:43:35

Patients with high levels of proteinuria (protein in urine) in addition to another marker of reduced kidney function had an associated increased risk of all-cause death, heart attack or progression to kidney failure, according to a study in the February 3 issue of JAMA. As many as 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease (CKD). The current system for determining the stage of CKD is based primarily on the estimated rate of glomerular filtration (eGFR; measure of the kidneys' ability to...

2010-01-11 15:44:16

The cardiovascular risk that is associated with proteinuria, or high levels of protein in the urine, a common test used by doctors as an indicator of increased risk for progressive kidney disease, heart attack and stroke, has race-dependent effects, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. The study appears in the January issue of Diabetes Care. "Proteinuria, a long accepted indicator of heart disease risk, has far less impact on blacks than it...

2009-05-06 08:03:33

Preliminary research suggests that higher than normal levels of the protein albumin in urine is associated with an increased risk for blood clots in the deep veins of the legs or lungs (venous thromboembolism; VTE), according to a study in the May 6 issue of JAMA. The overall incidence of VTE in developed countries is about 0.15 percent per year, varying from less than 0.005 percent in individuals younger than 15 years to as high as 0.5 percent at 80 years of age. Known risk factors for VTE...


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