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2009-02-12 13:58:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc., a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and kidney failure, today announced the launch of the DaVita(R) Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) Calculator for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. Available in over 50 countries in language specific versions for English, French, Italian, Spanish and German, the DaVita GFR Calculator for iPhone measures kidney function by...

2009-01-22 09:29:39

Test could be useful for monitoring kidney health and guiding medication doses for various conditionsMeasuring 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). The formula could prove useful for measuring kidney function when...

2009-01-21 09:49:35

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. This study is based on data collected by the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) clinical trial, funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). "This study illustrates the...

2008-12-08 17:30:00

-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. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- New data...

2008-10-30 12:01:03

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. The agreement calls for the ACIST and Nova teams to co-exclusively market and distribute the StatSensor Creatinine Meter into the medical fields of Radiology and Cardiology, initially within North America. Within this...

2008-10-29 15:00:27

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. The company's Aquapheresis(TM) therapy is a simplified method for safely and effectively removing the excess salt and water in patients with fluid overload. "These independent studies continue to validate the...

2008-09-09 03:00:06

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. Anthropometric indicators and simple and relatively inexpensive instrumentation techniques like bio- electric impedance which could either be used in large groups of individuals in the field or by the bedside, have been the ones most sought after. While the...

2008-08-09 03:00:09

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. The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of the 4-v MDRD and CG equations for estimating GFR in black South Africans...

2008-07-29 21:00:41

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. The research was presented by Prasad Devarajan, M.D., director of nephrology and hypertension, Cincinnati...

2008-07-16 18:00:42

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. The study included 117 patients with decreased renal function, defined as SCr(greater than)1.5 mg/mL or GFR(less...


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