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8 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

For Dialysis Patients, a Less Clinical Experience

In a bid to win business and encourage patients to keep up with their treatments, some dialysis centers are upgrading their dA©cor and offering free amenities from aromatherapy to tea service. The goal is to dispel the clinical air of typical dialysis treatment.

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Related Topix: Dialysis, Medicine, Health, Aromatherapy, Kidney Cancer, Fresenius Medical Care

12 hrs ago | Minnesota Medical Association Online

MMA to Host Quality Measurement Summit in October

11, 2014] Registration is now open for the MMA-hosted summit on quality measurement on Oct. 25 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton, Bloomington , 7800 Normandale Blvd. The program, "Ensuring quality: Promoting measures that improve patient outcomes," will examine health care measurement in Minnesota. Experts will describe ways to translate evidence-based research into improve approaches to practice.

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Related Topix: Bloomington, MN, University of Minnesota

21 hrs ago | Hindustan Times

2nd rabies survivor in country at Pkula hospital

In what doctors claim to be only the second case in the country where a rabies patient has survived, the Command Hospital , Chandimandir, Panchkula, has managed to bring back a comatose 16-year-old suffering from the disease to consciousness. He is reportedly only the 13th case, worldwide, since 1976, when records began to be kept, to have survived rabies.

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Related Topix: World News, India,

Sat Sep 13, 2014

PR-inside.com

New Market Report: ADP AdvancedMD - Medical Equipment - Deals and Alliances Profile

The company develops software solutions to the healthcare market. It offers products and solutions, such as medical billing services, practice management, electronic health records, ePrescribing and cloud platform.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Newswise

Mount Sinai Awarded $1.1 Million Grant to Investigate Kidney and...

Researchers from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have received a $1.1 million grant from the World Trade Center Health Program to study the risks of kidney and heart disease among Ground Zero first-responders and volunteers exposed to the toxic dust-cloud created by the disaster 13 years ago. The World Trade Center Health Program, administered by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and part of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention , provides medical monitoring and treatment for responders.

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Related Topix: Heart Disease, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Newswise

Many Kidney Failure Patients Have Concerns About Pursuing Kidney Transplantation

Highlights a Among new dialysis patients, the most frequently cited concerns were that patients felt they were doing fine on dialysis and felt uncomfortable asking someone to donate a kidney. a Older age was linked with having high health-related or psychosocial concerns, as was being a woman, being less educated, and having more comorbid illnesses.

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Related Topix: Kidney Cancer, Health, Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

PR-inside.com

"PharmaNet Development Group Inc. - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review"...

The company is principally engaged in providing clinical development services which include consulting services, Phase I clinical studies, bioequivalency and pharmacodynamic studies, bioanalytical analyses and Phase II, III, and IV clinical development programs. The company provides these services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, generic drug, and medical device industries.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, SFBC International, Healthcare Industry, Princeton, NJ, Infectious Diseases, Oncology, Women's Health, Health

Minnesota Medical Association Online

MMA to Host Quality Measurement Summit in October

11, 2014] Registration is now open for the MMA-hosted summit on quality measurement on Oct. 25 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton, Bloomington , 7800 Normandale Blvd. The program, "Ensuring quality: Promoting measures that improve patient outcomes," will examine health care measurement in Minnesota. Experts will describe ways to translate evidence-based research into improve approaches to practice.

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Related Topix: Bloomington, MN, University of Minnesota

Circulation

Preserved Function of Late-Outgrowth Endothelial Cells in Medically...

From the Divisions of Nephrology and Hypertension and Cardiovascular Diseases , Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; and Division of Nephrology, First Hospital of Jilin University, Jilin, China . Correspondence to Lilach O. Lerman, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, World News, China

Circulation

Regulation of 11{beta}-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase Type 2 by MicroRNA [miRNA and Hypertension]

From the Department of Nephrology, Hypertension, and Clinical Pharmacology and Department of Biology and Bioinformatics , University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland; Vital-IT, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland ; and Department of Clinical Research, University Hospital Bern, Bern, Switzerland Correspondence to Brigitte M. Frey, Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, University Hospital Bern, Freiburgstrasse 15, 3010 Bern, Switzerland. E-mail The enzyme 11I2-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 is selectively expressed in aldosterone target tissues, conferring aldosterone selectivity for the mineralocorticoid receptor.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hypertension, Health, Pharmacology, Switzerland, World News, Biotech, Science / Technology, Bioinformatics, Science

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Bioscience Technology

New Glaucoma Cause Discovered

Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a novel cause of glaucoma in an animal model, and related to their findings, are now developing an eye drop aimed at curing the disease. They believe their findings will be important to human glaucoma.

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Related Topix: Northwestern University

Wed Sep 03, 2014

European Journal of Human Genetics

Clinical utility gene card for: Lowe syndrome

Correspondence: Dr A Bökenkamp, Department of Pediatric Nephrology, VU University Medical Center, de Boelelaan 1117, NL-1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

Great Bend Tribune

St. Rose specialty doctor shares new blood pressure ...

Since new guidelines for treating high blood pressure announced earlier this year haven't received much public attention, David Gile, M.D., wanted to share the information if for no other reason than to stress the importance of blood pressure checks.

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Related Topix: Hypertension, Health

Business Wire

Research and Markets: Global In-Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) Market Forecasts and Opportunities, 2020

The various segments studied in the report include techniques, product, usability, applications, end-user, and geography.

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Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Medicine

Mon Sep 01, 2014

The Times of India

India ranks among top 3 medical tourism destinations in Asia

Nation-wide campaign for building toilet for every house was launched by Sulabh from Badaun where two girls were allegedly gangraped and hanged in May. The goal is to include all rural families that do not have a pucca house under the new scheme that will eventually replace the Indira Awaas Yojana.

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Related Topix: Travel, Thailand, Laos Travel, Laos Travel, Asia Travel, Singapore, Malaysia Travel, Malaysia Travel

Sun Aug 31, 2014

CiteULike

Hypertonic saline for hyponatremia: risk of inadvertent overcorrection.

Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN , Vol. 2, No. 6. , pp.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Kidney International

Prescriptions for dietary sodium in patients with chronic kidney disease: how will this shake out?

Correspondence: John P. Middleton, Division of Nephrology, Duke University, 2424 Erwin Road, Suite 605, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA.

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Related Topix: Duke University, Durham, NC, Medicine, Chloride, Supplement

Kidney International

Enhanced posttransplant management of patients with diabetes improves patient outcomes

Correspondence: Fernando G. Cosio, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Rochester, MN, Kidney Cancer, Health

Kidney International

Renal fibrosis is the common feature of autosomal dominant...

Correspondence: Michael S. Wiesener, Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Ulmenweg 18, 91054, Erlangen, Germany.

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Related Topix: World News, Germany,

Kidney International

Autosomal dominant tubulointerstitial kidney disease: of names and genes

Correspondence: Anthony J. Bleyer, Section on Nephrology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 27106, USA.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, Salem, NC, Genetics

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