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EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb.
Measuring a child's kidney function has traditionally been time-consuming, costly, and difficult to perform, but a new equation that uses parameters collected at routine office visits can effectively accomplish this, according to a study appearing in the March 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN).
A formula used to measure kidney function in children with chronic kidney disease has been revised to make it more precise, according to a study published online January 21 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
-First prospective, multicenter study to show Exjade removes iron from the heart in beta-thalassemia patients with mild to severe cardiac iron overload -In a subgroup analysis of 341 patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), Exjade significantly reduced levels of toxic iron -These results are part of the largest prospective trial in iron chelation, which includes more than 1,700 patients with various transfusion-dependent anemias EAST HANOVER, N.J., Dec.
ACIST Medical Systems, Inc. (a Bracco Group company), a world leader in advanced contrast injection systems for cardiovascular angiography and diagnostic imaging, announced today the signing of a distribution agreement for the StatSensor Creatinine Meter with Nova Biomedical.
CHF Solutions announced today that seven studies supporting ultrafiltration therapy's effectiveness and benefits in treating fluid overload in heart failure patients were presented at the recent Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) 2008 Annual Scientific Meeting in Toronto, Canada.
By Shetty, P S Clinicians, epidemiologists, anthropologists and nutritional scientists interested in energy metabolism have constantly looked for simple indicators or techniques for the estimation of body composition in human subjects.
By van Deventer, Hendrick E George, Jaya A; Paiker, Janice E; Becker, Piet J; Katz, Ivor J BACKGROUND: The 4-variable Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (4-v MDRD) and Cockcroft-Gault (CG) equations are commonly used for estimating glomerular filtration rate (GFR); however, neither of these equations has been validated in an indigenous African population.
WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new diagnostic marker, called urine NGAL, for early detection of acute kidney injury (AKI) in hospitalized patients can distinguish AKI from other forms of kidney dysfunction and save lives by preventing kidney failure, according to research presented today at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) annual meeting.
GE Healthcare's iodixanol, an isosmolar contrast medium, shows lower incidence of elevated serum creatinine (SCr) or decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR) than iopromide, concluded a study written by a team of physicians and researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina, and published in Radiology, a peer-reviewed journal for the field of radiology.
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