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2013-02-03 23:02:41

Product liability attorneys Mehr Law Group announced a new campaign to help consumers who believe they were injured as a result of their dialysis treatments. The firm is encouraging consumers who believe their injuries were the result of their dialysis treatment to call for a free consultation today. (PRWEB) February 03, 2013 The product liability attorneys Mehr Law Group announced a new campaign today to help consumers injured as a result of their dialysis treatment. Consumers who have...

2013-02-01 09:49:04

African Americans, individuals without private insurance less likely to receive a transplant before needing dialysis Highlights: African Americans and individuals without private health insurance are less likely to receive a kidney transplant before needing dialysis. Geographic region is not a major factor in determining whether a patient receives a kidney transplant before starting dialysis. Nearly 90,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for a kidney transplant, and many will die...

2013-01-09 12:26:44

Absolute risk still low, but doctors and patients should be vigilant Patients who take a triple combination of blood pressure drugs and common painkillers are at an increased risk of serious kidney problems, especially at the start of treatment, finds a study published on bmj.com today. Although the absolute risk for individuals is low, it is still something doctors and patients should be aware of, say the researchers. Acute kidney injury (also known as kidney failure) is a major...

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....

2012-11-21 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...


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