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2014-02-07 12:57:29

FDA may need to reconsider what levels of domoic acid in shellfish and fish are safe A chemical that can accumulate in seafood and is known to cause brain damage is also toxic to the kidneys, but at much lower concentrations. The findings, which come from a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), suggest that officials may need to reconsider what levels of the toxin are safe for human consumption. The world's oceans contain algae...

2014-01-13 04:20:59

STOCKHOLM, January 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmalink AB, a specialty pharma company focused on orphan and niche products, announces it has completed recruitment of patients into a Phase IIb NEFIGAN study of its orphan drug product, Nefecon(R) (http://www.nefigan.net). Pharmalink expects to announce top-line results in mid-2015. The Phase IIb study is a multi-center, randomized, double-blinded placebo-controlled clinical trial designed to assess the efficacy and safety...

2014-01-10 11:33:47

Cells cause destructive scarring that contributes to kidney function decline New research reveals that certain cells contribute to kidney function decline, making them attractive targets for treatments against kidney failure. The findings will appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The blood-filtering cells in the kidneys—called podocytes—are critical to kidney function, and kidney failure can occur when as little as about 20% to 30%...

2014-01-08 20:21:27

- Patient safety and well-being are highest priority at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC) EAST HANOVER, N.J., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patient safety and well-being are the highest priority at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC). NPC is dedicated to improving patient health and supports patient medication adherence programs integral to this goal. These include outreach by pharmacies aimed at helping patients appropriately take their medicines as prescribed...

2013-12-17 11:14:47

Patients with stable hypertension and the most advanced stage of chronic kidney disease (CKD) before dialysis appeared to have a lower risk for long-term dialysis or death if they were treated with the antihypertensive drugs known as angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) or angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), according to a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. An ACEI or ARB is known to delay the progression of CKD in patients with and...

2013-12-16 23:24:52

With his medical expertise and practical experience of treating kidney disease, Duncan Cappicchiano claims that his natural kidney disease treatment, The Kidney Disease Solution, can help patients improve their kidney function. The site abb2u.com has a complete overview that indicates whether the treatment is safe for patients to apply. (PRWEB) December 15, 2013 The Kidney Disease Solution is a natural kidney disease treatment developed by Duncan Capicchiano. As a naturopath, he has done...

2013-12-15 23:00:49

Kidney Diet Secrets written by Rachelle Gordon is the latest book that helps people boost their kidney function naturally without using drugs. Hector Sheldon from the site HealthReviewCenter.com performed a detailed Kidney Diet Secrets review that indicates if this book is worth buying. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 15, 2013 Kidney Diet Secrets is the latest book that helps people create a healthy diet plan to boost their kidney function. This book is penned by Rachelle Gordon, a veteran...

2013-11-27 09:59:05

In the United States, African Americans have approximately twice the risk of end-stage renal disease compared to white Americans, despite a similar prevalence in earlier stages of chronic kidney disease. A large study co-authored by George Washington University (GW) researcher Dominic Raj, M.D., identifies factors that mediate differences in the progression of chronic kidney disease between black patients and white patients, as well as among black patients, in order to reduce the excess...

2013-11-21 11:23:28

NIH-funded study suggests increasing treatment adherence may help Even with more prescriptions for growth hormone, children and adolescents with chronic kidney disease were less likely to grow to normal height ranges if they came from lower-income families, according to research funded by the National Institutes of Health. Results from the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) Study are published in the December issue of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases and online today at...

2013-11-19 23:28:06

Chronic kidney disease is a serious problem, especially for those over age 80. And according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the problem is only getting worse. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Chronic kidney disease is a serious problem, especially for those over age 80. And according to a study published in September, 2013 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the problem is only getting worse. Those with chronic kidney...