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IMAGING Management

‘Salt’ MRI May Show Greater Detail in Kidney Scans

2016 21 Mar

MRI experts at the University of Nottingham have won a £1 million grant to conduct research using the body’s natural sodium (salt) content that could lead to greater detail in kidney scans. The research, that will provide a more detailed picture of tissue health and disease, is to be pioneered by the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) team at the Sir... Read more

Executive Health Management

Better Kidney Disease Management with Remote Consultation

2015 09 Nov

Use of telemedicine has proved to be effective in managing patients with chronic kidney disease, according to a new study presented at ASN Kidney Week 2015 in San Diego, California. Telenephrology (web-based consultation) is essentially equal to conventional in-person care for managing the disease, and may even be superior for visit compliance, researchers... Read more

Cardiology Management

Blood Test Can Help Predict Stroke After Heart Surgery

2015 24 Mar

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (NC, USA) have found that the results of a blood test done immediately after heart surgery could be a meaningful indicator of postoperative stroke risk. The finding is published online in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery. An acutely elevated level of blood urea nitrogen (BUN) — a measure of kidney function... Read more

ICU Management

Biomarkers Linked to Kidney Damage, Death in Critically Ill

2015 19 Jan

Based on results of a new study, high levels of two novel urinary biomarkers early in critical illness correlate with adverse long-term outcomes in patients with acute kidney injury (AKI). The combination of tissue inhibitor metalloproteinase-2 (TIMP-2) and IGF-binding protein-7 (IGFBP7) can identify patients with AKI who are at greater risk of death... Read more

Lab Management

AKI Diagnostic Test Gets FDA Marketing Nod

2014 10 Sep

A new laboratory test to gauge severe acute kidney injury (AKI), developed by Astute Medical (San Diego, CA, USA), has been approved for marketing by the US Food and Drug Administration.The manufacturer said its new "NephroCheck" test is intended to be used in critically ill, hospitalised patients. The urine-based test can detect whether a patient pool... Read more

ICU Management

Many Kidney Failure Patients Not Taking Advantage of Home Dialysis

2014 15 May

According to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), many kidney failure patients in Australia who could benefit from undergoing dialysis at home are being treated in hospitals and dialysis units. This is not only increasing costs for healthcare providers but also inconveniencing... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Renal Denervation Fails to Lower BP

2014 04 Apr

A recent study, presented at the meeting of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in Washington and published by the New England Journal of Medicine, has cast a doubt over therapy used in more than 80 countries and prescribed to treat hypertension that does not respond to drugs.Renal artery denervation is an intervention in which nerve connections... Read more

ICU Management

ISICEM 2014: Astute Medical to Host Acute Kidney Injury Symposium

2014 18 Mar

Event Highlights Routine Use of The NephroCheck ® Test For AKI Risk AssessmentMillions of hospitalised patients are affected by acute kidney injury (AKI) globally each year, making this a significant health threat. An educational symposium being held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 12:30 local time during the 34th International Symposium on Intensive... Read more

ICU Management

Annual Dialysis Conference 2014: NxStage Medical Launches NxStage Plus One

2014 11 Feb

Leading home dialysis company announces new patient outreach campaign aimed at increasing awareness of home hemodialysis among ESRD patientsNxStage Medical Inc., a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, has announced from the Annual Dialysis Conference (ADC) in Atlanta, Georgia the introduction of a new patient outreach campaign, NxStage... Read more

ICU Management

Second Largest Kidney Exchange in History

2013 26 Jun

A 2012 Facebook post that led to the reunion of two grade school friends who lost touch more than 30 years ago, is now also responsible for planting the seed that would give one of them a life-saving kidney transplant. Earlier this month, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the National Kidney Registry, in partnership with 18 transplant... Read more

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