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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...

2010-06-04 13:15:43

As part of the 2010 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, two teams of researchers led by Professor Barbara Layne of Concordia University, Montreal, and Professor Janis Jefferies at Goldsmiths, University of London, U.K., have brought research in intelligent textiles to a new level. The research teams have developed a highly sophisticated concept of interactive clothing whereby the body's physical and emotional state triggers the transfer of personalized memory back to the wearer....

2010-05-28 13:13:50

Nephrologists must be mindful of fluid overload when prescribing dialysis Nephrologists must consider fluid overload effects when prescribing dialysis, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). The fluid overload biomarker, N-terminal pro-brain-type natriuretic peptide (NT-pro-BNP), previously known as a "cardiac biomarker" in dialysis patients, is an important component of managing patients with kidney disease....

2009-11-05 08:00:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Satellite Healthcare, one of the nation's first and leading providers of kidney dialysis services and a major sponsor of nephrology research, today announced the official opening of WellBound of Houston. This is its first home dialysis center in the state of Texas. This "Center of Excellence" interacts closely with nephrologists at the Baylor College of Medicine and nephrologists from surrounding communities. The goal of the Center is to provide chronic...

2008-11-12 09:00:45

Xcorporeal, Inc. (AMEX:XCR) announced today the XCR-6 Dialysis Platform for self-directed kidney hemodialysis. The XCR-6 will be the smallest, lightest, and easiest to use dialysis machine ever conceived, using Xcorporeal's proprietary closed loop, regenerated dialysate technology platform. The Company is currently preparing for unattended/home use clinical trials of the XCR-6 in anticipation of commercialization in the near future. The XCR-6 was developed through extensive research and...

2008-11-07 09:00:24

Xcorporeal, Inc. (AMEX:XCR) announced today that Victor Gura M.D., the Company's Chief Scientific and Medical Officer, will deliver two presentations at The American Society of Nephrology's ("ASN") Renal Week, entitled, "The Wearable Artificial Kidney ("WAK") Removes and Absorbs Uric Acid, Hippuric Acid, Indoxyl Sulphate and Indole Acetic Acid" and "The Push Pull, Double Pulsation Flow in Opposite Phase Improves Ultrafiltration and Convective Transport across the Dialyzer Membrane in the...

2008-10-31 09:00:19

Satellite Healthcare, Inc., one of the nation's first and largest providers of kidney dialysis services and a major sponsor of nephrology research, today announced that its chief researchers will present at the American Society of Nephrology's (ASN) 41st annual meeting and scientific exposition during Renal Week, November 4-9, 2008 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Renal Week is an annual event hosted by the ASN, a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of...

2008-10-28 15:00:29

Spanish scientists say they've identified cell changes that cause one treatment for kidney failure to eventually become ineffective. Patients with diseased kidneys traditionally need to attend a dialysis clinic to have their blood cleaned through a special filter. The treatment requires three regular clinic visits per week, with each session lasting three to five hours. An alternative to that treatment involves creation of an "artificial kidney" in a process known as peritoneal dialysis...

2008-10-16 00:00:09

HP (NYSE:HPQ) and Home Dialysis Plus, Ltd. (HD+), a developer of devices and products for kidney dialysis, today announced a licensing agreement to enable dialysis patients to more easily integrate dialysis into their daily lives. Using HP's patented inkjet technology, HD+ plans to develop a portable, cost-effective dialysis system that allows patients to experience the benefits of nightly nocturnal dialysis (http://www.homedialysisplus.com/nocturnal.html) in the privacy of their own...

2008-10-08 09:00:51

While peritoneal dialysis home therapy (PD) was originally introduced 30 years ago to offer patients with kidney failure a better way to filter toxins and fluids from the body overnight or several times a day in the convenience of their home, the economic advantages of PD have taken on increasing importance and visibility due to recent Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rule changes and legislation affecting reimbursement and patient education. As government officials,...


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