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Latest renal failure Stories

2012-12-16 05:00:25

Missouri native in desperate need of a kidney transplant during this holiday season. Donations are welcome to help alleviate medical expenses. ST. PETERS, Mo. (PRWEB) December 15, 2012 Holidays are the times where people need others help and support the most. For Kenny Ravenscraft and his family, the support he could receive this holiday could save his life. Kenny has been diagnosed with kidney failure, and right now, two weeks before Christmas, his kidneys are only operating at 6 percent....

2012-12-05 12:23:40

Kidney Community Urges Congress to Prevent Additional Cuts to Medicare Dialysis Benefit, Vulnerable Patients' Care During Fiscal Cliff Discussions WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven-time NBA All-Star Alonzo Mourning joined with representatives of Kidney Care Partners (KCP), a broad-based coalition and leading voice of the kidney community, on Capitol Hill today to announce significant improvements in patient care outcomes and urge Congress to maintain its...

2012-12-04 16:26:42

ENCINO, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KidneyDiet(®) announces that beginning today a percentage of all sales will be donated to help children with kidney disease be able to enjoy a weekend at camp. Pain Free Living, Inc., in supporting The Lopez Foundation's Kidney & Transplant Camps, will allocate a percentage of all sales for one month of its app to help patients with renal disease follow a better diet, tailored for those watching their intake of phosphorus, potassium,...

2012-11-30 16:22:22

Engaged Donor Continues Support of Kidney Disease Non-Profit NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NephCure Foundation took center stage on the New York City philanthropy scene Wednesday night, hosting prominent philanthropist Stewart Rahr and several New York City sports and entertainment stars at its eighth annual Countdown To A Cure benefit gala at Capitale in Manhattan. Raising funds for research into the kidney disease FSGS and Nephrotic Syndrome, the NephCure...

2012-11-21 12:51:19

Models used for predicting the likelihood of individuals developing chronic kidney disease and for predicting disease progression in people who already have the condition are useful tools but not yet robust enough to help inform clinical guidelines, according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine. Chronic kidney disease is a common but serious condition which can lead to kidney failure. The condition cannot be cured but progression of the disease can be slowed by controlling...

2012-11-19 12:57:00

Decreased kidney function is associated with decreased cognitive functioning in areas such as global cognitive ability, abstract reasoning and verbal memory, according to a study led by Temple University. This is the first study describing change in multiple domains of cognitive functioning in order to determine which specific abilities are most affected in individuals with impaired renal function. Researchers from Temple, University of Maine and University of Maryland examined...

2012-11-05 15:03:03

A drug therapy shows promise for treating an inherited form of kidney disease called autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), Mayo Clinic researchers say. The medication, tolvaptan, slowed the pace of kidney cyst growth over the three years of the study. The phase three clinical trial results were being presented today at the American Society of Nephrology annual meeting and published online in the New England Journal of Medicine. The multicenter study found tolvaptan...

2012-10-12 15:22:22

LAWRENCE, Mass., Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NxStage® Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, will participate in the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) New York City Kidney Walk with an on-site patient education tent and a team of company walking volunteers joined by Pitbull's recording artist David RUSH, a former NxStage® System One(TM) patient. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110503/MM94799LOGO ) The National Kidney...

2012-10-11 11:26:25

Low-Cost Lab Tests Help Slow a Disease Costing $60 Billion Annually WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There's little debate about one health care issue: Taking steps to control chronic kidney disease will save lives and money. That's especially true if you have diabetes or high blood pressure, which puts you at high risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD). Clinical laboratory tests to detect CKD cost less than $15 and could help you take steps to prevent kidney damage...

2012-10-09 21:48:24

Results help explain serious health, dietary complications in renal failure patients Chronic kidney disease changes the composition of intestinal bacterial microbes that normally play a crucial role in staving off disease-causing pathogens and maintaining micronutrient balance, according to UC Irvine researchers. This profound alteration of the gut microbial population may contribute to the production of uremic toxins, systemic and local inflammation, and nutritional abnormalities...