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2013-09-13 11:06:43

Finding may help explain why some diabetic women are prone to develop kidney failure A genetic variant on chromosome 2 is strongly linked with kidney failure in diabetic women but not in men, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings may help explain gender-specific differences in kidney failure, as well as why some diabetic women are prone to develop kidney failure. Worldwide, more than 370 million...

2013-09-10 23:27:21

Approval of This Novel Phosphate Binder Will Be a Major Milestone for the Company Cary, NC (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 BioLink Life Sciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical innovator, announced today that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted its New Drug Application for PiLo™ (calcium succinate capsules) for review. PiLo™ is the Company's patented phosphate binder for the treatment of elevated blood phosphate in patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD). Upon...

2013-09-04 08:30:17

KidneyTalk's 200th Interview, Featuring Carla Ulbrich, the Singing Patient GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chronic illnesses and hospitalizations are no laughing matter, until you're living them and realize that laughter helps you get through these difficult times. Carla Ulbrich--the Singing Patient--laughed and sang her way through a stroke, kidney failure, and severe lupus. Ulbrich explains to Lori Hartwell, founder and president of the Renal Support...

2013-09-03 10:37:43

This model has the potential to help doctors better triage patients with potentially fatal syndrome Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have developed a risk score calculation that can help predict which patients with rhabdomyolysis (a condition that occurs due to muscle damage) may be at risk for the severe complication of kidney failure or death. This research will publish online September 2, 2013 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Rhabdomyolysis occurs when muscles are...

2013-08-30 10:48:35

Finding could be used to increase living kidney donation Socioeconomic status is a more important barrier to living kidney donation than cultural factors, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings may be useful for determining ways to increase living kidney donation in the United States. Living donor kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice for patients with kidney failure. It is well described...

2013-08-08 08:30:56

NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:KERX) today announced the submission of a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval for the marketing and sale of Zerenex(TM) (ferric citrate coordination complex), the Company's drug candidate for the treatment of elevated serum phosphorus levels, or hyperphosphatemia, in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysis. The Company's NDA submission is...

2013-08-05 16:27:00

More than 200 Lawmakers Act to Protect Americans with Kidney Failure WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an unusual demonstration of bipartisanship, more than 200 members of the House of Representatives, led by Congresswoman Black and three of her colleagues, signed a strongly worded letter to the nation's top Medicare official, urging caution and expressing concern over proposed cuts to Medicare's End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) program, which covers 340,000...

2013-08-05 16:26:59

More than 200 Lawmakers Act to Protect Americans with Kidney Failure WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an unusual demonstration of bipartisanship, more than 200 members of the House of Representatives, led by Congressman John Lewis and three of his colleagues, signed a strongly worded letter to the nation's top Medicare official, urging caution and expressing concern over proposed cuts to Medicare's End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) program, which covers 340,000...

2013-08-05 16:26:43

More than 200 Lawmakers Act to Protect Americans with Kidney Failure WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an unusual demonstration of bipartisanship, more than 200 members of the House of Representatives, led by Congressman Ben Ray Lujan and three of his colleagues, signed a strongly worded letter to the nation's top Medicare official, urging caution and expressing concern over proposed cuts to Medicare's End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) program, which covers 340,000...

2013-08-05 16:26:40

More than 200 Lawmakers Act to Protect Americans with Kidney Failure WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an unusual demonstration of bipartisanship, more than 200 members of the House of Representatives, led by Congressman John Shimkus and three of his colleagues, signed a strongly worded letter to the nation's top Medicare official, urging caution and expressing concern over proposed cuts to Medicare's End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) program, which covers 340,000...