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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...

2011-08-12 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...

2011-07-07 00:27:34

A new animal study finds that too much or too little salt has an impact, and could lead to a lifetime of high blood pressure  A new animal study from Europe has drawn an association between pregnant mothers' sodium intake and their newborn's kidney development.  Among the most significant aspects of the study's findings is that either too much or too little salt during pregnancy had an adverse effect on the prenatal development of the offspring's kidneys. The consequence of such...

2011-05-12 07:00:00

EAST NORRITON, Pa., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tengion, Inc. (Nasdaq: TNGN) today provided a business update and reported its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2011. Neo-Urinary Conduit Bladder Cancer Trial - Clinical Update Tengion is currently conducting an initial clinical trial of its lead product candidate, the Neo-Urinary Conduit, for use in bladder cancer patients requiring a urinary diversion following bladder removal (cystectomy). This trial is designed...

2011-04-20 08:38:51

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- According to new research, a biomarker-based diagnostic test is more effective than the current best practice for early detection of adverse outcomes after acute kidney injury (AKI), which can be fatal for an estimated 50 percent of the critically ill patients who get the condition. A multi-center study reports that a kidney injury biomarker called "neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin" (NGAL) in urine or blood detects early subclinical AKI and its adverse outcomes...

2011-04-18 15:00:00

CINCINNATI, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new biomarker-based diagnostic test is more effective than the current best practice for early detection of adverse outcomes after acute kidney injury (AKI), which can be fatal for an estimated 50 percent of the critically ill patients who get the condition. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) A multi-center study to be published April 26 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) reports...

2011-04-12 08:05:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Combining a chronic kidney disease marker with a biomarker was associated with improved prediction of end-stage kidney disease and all-cause death, according to new research. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is currently defined as certain levels of creatinine-based estimated glomerular filtration rate (GFR) or urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR), the kidney disease marker. Serum cystatin C, an alternative biomarker of kidney function, is not routinely used in clinical...

2011-04-11 21:59:20

Combining the chronic kidney disease markers of creatinine-based estimated glomerular filtration rate and urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio with the biomarker cystatin C was associated with improved prediction of end-stage kidney disease and all-cause death, according to a study that will appear in the April 20 issue of JAMA. The study is being published early online to coincide with its presentation at the World Congress of Nephrology. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is currently defined as...

2011-01-17 12:06:24

Research offers new target for possible hypertension therapies The kidney is made up of roughly 1 million working units called nephrons. These basic structural units remove waste products from the blood, recycle some substances to be reused and eliminate what is left as urine. The end segment of nephrons, called the distal nephron, helps set blood pressure by controlling the amount of sodium in our blood. Today scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio reported...


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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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