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2011-09-15 21:05:26

Clinicians can monitor kidney function with a simple equation Equations that estimate a patient's kidney function work as well as direct, invasive measurements, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). This means that many patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) do not need to undergo the painful and cumbersome procedures that are performed to monitor kidneys' health. Measuring CKD patients' kidney function can help...

2011-09-14 05:30:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — High levels of a hormone, FGF-23, can predict which kidney patients will develop heart problems, require dialysis, or die prematurely, according to this study. "This discovery allows us to predict at-risk patients before they require dialysis," lead investigator Michel Chonchol, MD, an associate professor of medicine specializing in nephrology, was quoted as saying. "That's critical because approximately 23 percent of patients on dialysis die in the first year."...

2011-09-09 12:55:55

Blood test could identify patients who need treatment The blood levels of a particular hormone can help predict which kidney disease patients will develop heart problems, need dialysis, and die prematurely, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). Testing for this hormone could identify which patients need early treatment, thereby lowering their health risks and lengthening their lives. In patients with chronic kidney...

2011-09-09 11:45:51

Discovery will allow earlier interventions Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have found that high levels of a specific hormone can predict which kidney patients will develop heart problems, require dialysis or die prematurely. "This discovery allows us to predict at-risk patients before they require dialysis," said lead investigator Michel Chonchol, MD, an associate professor of medicine specializing in nephrology. "That's critical because approximately 23...

2011-08-18 07:00:00

MILFORD, Mass., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PLC Systems Inc. (OTCBB: PLCSF), a company focused on innovative medical device technologies, today announced that final results from the REMEDIAL II investigator-sponsored clinical trial of RenalGuard® in Italy have been published on-line in Circulation, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Heart Association with a distribution of 23,900 worldwide, and will appear in the September 2011 issue of the publication. The...

2011-08-17 00:00:33

Patients with renal impairment are at increased risk for developing drug-related adverse events, says In these patients drug dosage needs to be closely monitored and adjusted to reflect altered pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) parameters. Horsham, PA (PRWEB) August 16, 2011 Breakout sessions for study design and analysis as well as expert panel discussions will highlight DIA's Optimizing Dosing for the Safe and Effective Use of Drugs in Patients with Renal Impairment...

2011-08-16 06:46:41

(Ivanhoe Newswire)"”New research questions the validity of kidney dialysis beliefs. For years, medical studies have suggested that African-American patients experience a better recovery on kidney dialysis than their white counterparts. However, research from Johns Hopkins shows that young black patients on kidney dialysis actually do much worse and thus has the potential to reverse longstanding guidelines and advice given to African-American patients with kidney disease. These...

2011-08-15 12:03:02

Treatment may slow kidney disease and protect the heart Children with only mildly to moderately impaired kidney function experience poor growth, delays in puberty, and heart problems, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). Therapies for these conditions might help slow the progression of kidney disease in children. Heart disease causes almost 35% of deaths in young adults with chronic kidney disease. What factors...

2011-08-12 12:18:52

Markers may transform how kidney disease is diagnosed Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common "“ but preventable -- complication after surgery that can lead to other complications or even death. The use and development of biomarkers will help physicians diagnose and treat acute kidney injury. Three protein measurements indicate who has a high risk of developing kidney injury after heart surgery, according to two studies appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society...

2011-08-10 18:25:57

JAMA paper could reverse long-standing guidelines and advice for African-American patients with kidney disease For years, medical studies have reached the same conclusion: African-American patients do better on kidney dialysis than their white counterparts. But new Johns Hopkins research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, shows that younger blacks "” those under the age of 50 "” actually do much worse on dialysis than equally sick whites who undergo the...


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