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2010-11-12 12:36:10

Silent condition might be detected early The presence of certain markers in the urine might be a red flag for acute kidney injury (AKI), according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The results suggest that a simple urine test could help prevent cases of kidney failure. Unlike heart or brain injuries, which show obvious outward signs, physical symptoms are not typically present with AKI. Researchers have been looking for markers...

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2010-10-12 23:05:00

Geographers at Leicester use forensic techniques to investigate untapped resourceScientists at the University of Leicester are using an unusual resource to investigate ancient climates"“ prehistoric animal urine.The animal in question is the rock hyrax, a common species in countries such as Namibia and Botswana. They look like large guinea pigs but are actually related to the elephant. Hyraxes use specific locations as communal toilets, some of which have been used by generations of...

2010-09-20 07:00:00

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Diagnostics (Dominion) has recently developed and validated one of the first clinical urine drug monitoring assays to detect the metabolites of JWH-018 and JWH-073, two compounds typically found in synthetic cannabinoids, also referred to as "herbal incense" products. Users looking for a "legal high" have reportedly turned to these products as an alternative to marijuana. Two compounds, JWH-018 and JWH-073, have been identified in...

2010-09-17 09:57:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Kidney stones are sneaky things, they come out of nowhere and blindside you, but this study shows that by eating a diet to prevent high blood pressure, kidney stones can also be prevented. Certain key ingredients of a low blood pressure diet ward off kidney stones. These magical ingredients that are very important in the fight against the formation of kidney stones are low-fat dairy products and plants. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, is...

2010-09-14 10:32:00

THOROLD, ON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ - Norgen Biotek Corp, a privately held Canadian biotechnology company focusing principally on advancing a powerful proprietary technology for application in sample preparation for nucleic acid (DNA, RNA and microRNA) and protein purification, today announced the expansion of its basket of urine-based sample preparation products by launching 3 new urine concentration, preservation and isolation kits. With the launch of these novel kits Norgen now has the...

2010-08-25 11:16:00

MUNDELEIN, Ill., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Sysmex, a global leader in medical diagnostic testing equipment and information systems technology, today announced a three-year sole source microscopic urinalysis contract agreement with group purchasing organization Novation. Novation is the leading health care supply contracting company for more than 25,000 members of VHA Inc. and the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), two national health care alliances, and 5,500 members of Provista, LLC,...

2010-08-18 18:16:27

A number of resarch studies at Baylor College of Medicine are seeking participants. These studies are important because they help doctors and researchers uncover the disease process and find potential treatment and cures. A list of BCM research studies can be found at www.bcm.edu/clinicalstudies/. Among the studies listed: Older men with smoking history needed for bladder cancer screening study Men over the age of 60 who have smoked for at least 20 years are being asked to participate in a...

2010-07-19 12:53:39

Only study currently available did not collect data on important aspects and is susceptible to bias It is unclear whether patients with neurogenic bladder disorders benefit from the drug L-methionine. The only study currently available provides neither proof of benefit nor proof of harm. This is the result of a report published by the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) on 12 July 2010. The normal function of the bladder is to ensure the storage of urine and its...

2010-07-16 13:23:28

First morning albumin:creatinine urine test clues clinicians into signs of trouble A morning urine test is superior to all other tests for detecting declining kidney performance in patients with diabetic kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The results suggest that clinicians should monitor kidney function by measuring the albumin:creatinine ratio from a first morning urine sample. Individuals with kidney...

2010-07-08 21:03:00

MUNDELEIN, Ill., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Sysmex, a global leader in medical diagnostic testing equipment and information systems technology, today announced a three-year, dual source urinalysis contract agreement with Amerinet. Amerinet members have immediate purchasing/leasing access to Sysmex automated urine particle analyzers, reagents, controls, and service. Training and technical support for Amerinet members will be provided through Sysmex America's U.S. headquarters in Mundelein,...


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