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2012-02-02 18:00:04

Home-based dialysis for kidney failure gaining popularity in developing countries Home-based dialysis treatments are on the rise in both the developing and developed worlds, but developed countries appear to be turning to them less often, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The findings, which provide a global snapshot of dialysis use among patients with kidney failure, may impact future business and research...

2011-11-07 06:00:00

CAPE CORAL, Fla., Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nature's Bioceuticals, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mistral Ventures Inc. (MILV) announced that it has executed the formal closing documents and acquired the chronic kidney disease (CKD) formula. This formula was developed to restore proper kidney function. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a growing health problem in the United States. A report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) determined that 16.8% of all adults above the age of 20...

2011-11-01 15:01:00

CAPE CORAL, Fla., Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nature's Bioceuticals, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mistral Ventures Inc. (MILV.pk) announced that it will purchase the exclusive rights to a formula that was developed to restore proper kidney function in people with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Chronic kidney disease is a growing health problem in the United States. A report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) determined that 16.8% of all adults above the age of 20 years have chronic...

2011-10-11 12:16:28

UW-Group Health-led study published in Archives of Internal Medicine It has become increasingly clear that patients in the United States are starting dialysis at higher and higher levels of kidney function. A team of researchers, led by Dr. Ann O'Hare, University of Washington associate professor of medicine and affiliate investigator at Group Health Research Institute, set out recently to find out what this means for patients, and how much earlier patients are starting dialysis compared...

2011-08-22 06:00:00

LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative Dialysis Systems, Inc. announces the opening of four dialysis facilities to provide dialysis patients in and around Los Angeles with more options for high quality nephrology and dialysis care. These new facilities are located in Northridge, Torrance, Carson, and downtown Los Angeles. Northridge Dialysis Center, at 9325 Reseda Boulevard, was the first of the new centers to open, and it is currently treating patients. The...

2011-03-03 12:21:35

Patients with end-stage renal disease who opt for peritoneal dialysis experience no greater risk of catheter infection than those who undergo hemodialysis, a retrospective study at UT Southwestern Medical Center has found. Peritoneal dialysis is less costly, easier on the body and provides greater mobility than hemodialysis, the more common procedure in the U.S. "Patients actually survive better on peritoneal dialysis, have a better quality of life and the procedure is cheaper," said Dr....

2011-01-10 13:52:05

Patients who have to undergo dialysis see their lives inevitably affected by the treatment. Despite medical advances, the quality of life perceived by these kidney patients has improved very little, although it varies from person to person. Basing this as her starting point, Dr Begoña Ruiz de Alegría studied the emotional progress of patients treated with dialysis (hospitalised haemodialysis treatment and domiciliary peritoneal dialysis) in the Basque...

2010-12-22 15:24:00

FRANKLIN, Tenn. and MERCER ISLAND, Wash., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Renal Advantage and Liberty Dialysis, which last month agreed to combine to form the third largest provider of dialysis services in the U.S., today announced that they have closed their deal. The transaction - terms of which were not disclosed - was completed on December 17, 2010. The combined organization has 5,300 employees serving more than 19,000 patients in 260 locations in 32 states. "The completion of our...

2010-11-19 12:17:07

1. Early Dialysis Recommendations May Cause More Harm than GoodStarting Dialysis when Kidney Function is High Increases Risk of Premature Death Recent guidelines that recommend that kidney disease patients start dialysis before their kidney function has significantly declined may potentially cause harm to patients. When William Clark, MD (Scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute and Professor at The University of Western Ontario, in London, Canada) and his colleagues studied 25,901...

2010-09-07 09:47:00

TORONTO, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, changes in Japan's Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare (MHLW) reimbursement, which encourage facilities to use higher-priced chronic dialysis catheters, will lead to double-digit growth in this segment over the next five years, and will support overall market revenues. Unlike in the US and Europe, where chronic dialysis catheters have seen...