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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

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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

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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

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ISICEM 2014: Astute Medical to Host Acute Kidney Injury Symposium

2014 18 Mar

Event Highlights Routine Use of The NephroCheck ® Test For AKI Risk Assessment Millions 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... Read more

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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 patients NxStage 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,... Read more

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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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Astute Medical, Inc. To Host Educational Symposium At Critical Care Nephrology Meeting

2013 06 Jun

Astute Medical, Inc. will host an educational symposium bringing together an international panel of medical experts to discuss how newly validated biomarkers of acute kidney injury (AKI) risk can improve care of critically ill patients in the intensive care setting. The symposium, AKI Biomarkers of Risk Assessment: A New Age , will take place... Read more

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Robotic Transplant an Option for Obese Kidney Patients

2013 21 May

Obese patients who received robotic kidney transplants had fewer wound complications than patients who received traditional "open" transplant surgery, according to surgeons at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System. The findings should allow more obese patients to receive kidney transplants. Patients with a body mass index (BMI)... Read more

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Study Suggests Discarded Kidneys Could be 'Recycled' to Produce Replacement Organs for Transplants

2013 21 May

Nearly 20 percent of kidneys that are recovered from deceased donors in the U.S. are refused for transplant due to factors ranging from scarring in small blood vessels of the kidney’s filtering units to the organ going too long without blood or oxygen. But, what if instead of being discarded, these organs could be “recycled” to help solve the critical... Read more

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Take A Kidney Transplant Now Or Wait For A Better One?

2013 21 May

Johns Hopkins scientists have created a free, Web-based tool to help patients decide whether it's best to accept an immediately available, but less-than-ideal deceased donor kidney for transplant, or wait for a healthier one in the future. Historically, the researchers say, it has been difficult, if not impossible, to accurately quantify the risk of... Read more