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Yesterday | US Pharmacist

Renal Disease and Nutritional Considerations

US Pharm . 2014;39 :48-52. The kidneys have two primary roles: to filter extra water and waste products from the blood and to balance the salts and minerals - such as calcium, phosphorus, sodium, and potassium - that circulate in the blood.


Related Topix: Medicine, Hypertension, Health, Life, Food, Nutrition, Kidney Cancer, Nephrology

Wednesday | GlobeNewswire

Pitt Analysis Questions Use of Acute Hemodialysis Treatment

Their findings, published online today in the journal PLOS One , suggest acute hemodialysis, an aggressive method that is standardly used for people with sudden kidney failure, may not provide a definitive benefit to the patient.


Related Topix: Health, University of Pittsburgh

Wednesday | Reuters

For diabetics, losing weight may delay kidney problems

Healthy eating, staying active and losing weight are already recommended for people with type 2 diabetes, and new research suggests these steps may also delay or prevent chronic kidney disease.


Related Topix: Diabetes, Health, Bethesda, MD

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Manufacturing issues cause recalls for Amgen, Baxter and Caraco

All three of the manufacturers announced recalls late last week either for potential contamination or cGMP deviations.


Related Topix: Health

Sat Aug 16, 2014


Relationship between nutritional status and the glomerular filtration ...

The relationship between the protein-energy nutritional status and renal function was assessed in 1785 clinically stable patients with moderate to advanced chronic renal failure who were evaluated during the baseline phase of the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease Study.


Related Topix: Health, Life, Food, Dieting, Biochemistry, Biology, Science

Tue Aug 12, 2014


Clotting drug linked to fewer blood transfusions in joint surgery

Tranexamic acid has been shown to reduce blood loss during or shortly after major joint surgery .


Related Topix: Knee Replacement, Health

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Colombo Page

Snake bites complicate chronic kidney disease among farmers in rural Sri Lanka

Aug 11, Colombo: Snakebite is a common occupational health hazard among Sri Lankan agricultural workers, particularly in the North Central Province and a recent study has found that venomous snake bites, particularly viper bites have frequently led to kidney failure among the farmers in these areas.


Related Topix: Sri Lanka, Asia, World News, Agriculture, Science, Health

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Roseville Review

Kidney disease is on the rise: what you need to know

Kidney disease is on the rise, according to government statistics. Even if you haven't been diagnosed, getting informed about it is important, as more than 26 million Americans likely have kidney disease and over 430,000 Americans are currently receiving dialysis treatment for kidney failure, according to the National Kidney Foundation.


Related Topix: Dialysis, Medicine, Kidney Cancer

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Washington Times

Cutting-edge transplant overcomes hepatitis C

Doctors at the University of Utah have combined forces to provide transplants for patients while at the same time treating organ-destroying diseases in first-of-their-kind procedures that bring the promise of extended life for patients.


Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, University of Utah, Kidney Cancer

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Kidney International

Clinical, morphologic, and genetic features of renal leukocyte chemotactic factor 2 amyloidosis

Christopher P Larsen 1 , Robert J Kossmann 2 , Marjorie L Beggs 1 , Alan Solomon 3 and Patrick D Walker 1 Correspondence: Christopher P. Larsen, Nephropath, 10180 Executive Center Drive, Suite 100, Little Rock, Arkansas 72211, USA.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Little Rock, AR, Health

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Jersey Journal

RV in Vineland lets kidney patients discuss home hemodialysis option

NxStage Medical, Inc.'s Freedom RV was at the Kidney Center in Vineland, Wednesday, July 23, 2014 for the 2014 NxStage Freedom Tour.


Related Topix: Health, Heart Failure

Tue Jul 29, 2014

More patients take on in-home dialysis

But going to a clinic would mean less exercise time - and less independence - for Davern, who joined a growing segment of kidney patients receiving dialysis at home, often with help from family members.


Related Topix: Dialysis, Medicine, Health, Medicare, Munhall, PA, University of Pennsylvania

NBC Philadelphia

Fighting Kidney Failure, Husband & Wife Seeking Donors

The happily married couple of 46 years describe their relationship as a classic case of opposites attract except for one unfortunate commonality: they both suffer from chronic kidney disease and are desperately seeking donors.


Related Topix: Health, Dialysis, Kidney Cancer