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Emergency aid for overdoses

Mon, 2014-10-20 04:00
Every minute counts in the event of an overdose. ETH professor Jean-Christophe Leroux and his team have developed an agent to filter out toxins from the body more quickly and efficiently.
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Novel RNAi-based therapy for anemia stimulates liver to produce EPO

Fri, 2014-10-17 04:00
To treat the debilitating anemia associated with reduced erythropoietin (EPO) production by the kidneys in chronic renal disease, patients are often given recombinant human EPO to increase...
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How closely do urologists adhere to AUA guidelines?

Fri, 2014-10-17 02:00
Evidence-based guidelines play an increasing role in setting standards for medical practice and quality but are seldom systematically evaluated in the practice setting.
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FDA permits marketing of urinary prosthesis device for women

Thu, 2014-10-16 03:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has allowed marketing of the inFlow Intraurethral Valve-Pump, a replaceable urinary prosthesis for use in female adults who cannot contract the muscles...
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Scientists are surprised to find an involuntary link in the brain between the pelvic floor and other muscles

Thu, 2014-10-16 02:00
Wherever you are right now: squeeze your glutes. Feel that? You just also contracted your pelvic floor too, whether you wanted to or not.
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Pre-eclampsia may be caused by the fetus, not the placenta, says Anaesthesia editorial

Wed, 2014-10-15 04:00
Pre-eclampsia, the potentially deadly condition that affects pregnant women, may be caused by problems meeting the oxygen demands of the growing fetus, according to an editorial in Anaesthesia, the...
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Study: patient safety culture in nephrology nurse practice settings

Tue, 2014-10-14 04:00
A groundbreaking study of nephrology nurses has revealed an overall culture of patient safety and teamwork, however there is room for improvement in key areas needed to keep patients - and...
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Recent kidney policy changes have not created racial disparities in care

Mon, 2014-10-13 02:00
Recent policy and guideline changes related to the care of patients with kidney failure have not created racial disparities, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of...
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Risk of later wetting problems increase when potty training takes place before age 2

Thu, 2014-10-09 03:00
Children who start toilet training before age 2 have a three times higher risk of developing daytime wetting problems later, according to new research at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
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New evaluation system leads to incontinence relief

Thu, 2014-10-09 03:00
After living with overactive bladder and urinary retention symptoms for 11 years, Jennifer LaForest, a 26-year-old woman from Auburn Hills, Michigan, recently became one of the first in the U.S.
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Among dialysis patients, exercise linked with improved physical and mental health

Mon, 2014-10-06 03:00
Aerobic activity may improve quality of life and prolong survivalAerobic physical activity is strongly linked with better health-related quality of life, fewer depressive symptoms, and prolonged...
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Kidney disease patients' risk of developing heart failure predicted by blood tests

Mon, 2014-10-06 03:00
Tests could help safeguard patients' heart healthTwo blood markers are strongly linked with the development of heart failure in individuals with mild to severe kidney disease, according to a...
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Potential blood test for disorder that can accelerate organ failure in kidney transplant recipients

Sat, 2014-10-04 02:00
Researchers at UC San Francisco and Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, may have found a predictor for a disorder affecting kidney transplant recipients that can accelerate organ failure, a...
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Balkan endemic nephropathy likeliest risk factor is aristolochic acid, from the Aristolochia plant, commonly used in chinese herbal medicines

Thu, 2014-10-02 03:00
Risk analysts have examined extensive health evidence to conclude that a toxin produced by a weed commonly found in certain grain fields in Balkan countries, and also used in Chinese herbal...
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Genetic kidney disease caused when enzyme goes to the wrong location in cell

Tue, 2014-09-30 02:00
Research by UCLA biochemists may lead to a new treatment - or even a cure - for PH1, a rare and potentially deadly genetic kidney disease that afflicts children.
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Administration of drug for kidney injury after cardiac surgery does not reduce need for dialysis

Mon, 2014-09-29 09:00
Among patients with acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery, infusion with the antihypertensive agent fenoldopam, compared with placebo, did not reduce the need for renal replacement therapy...
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Transplant recipients infected with BK virus at increased risk of rejection

Sun, 2014-09-28 02:00
Kidney transplant recipients infected with BK virus are more likely to develop antibodies against their kidney transplants than uninfected patients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming...
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Study shows 34% of English dialysis patients are referred late, 67% of them have to be treated as an emergency

Fri, 2014-09-26 04:00
Late referral to a nephrologist is still a big problem. A retrospective cohort study of 3,928 incident dialysis patients in the English National Health Service showed that 34% of the patients had...
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Positive top-line results announced from HAEMONIZE (ZS004), a second Phase 3 clinical trial of ZS-9 in patients with hyperkalemia

Thu, 2014-09-25 04:00
ZS Pharma, a biopharmaceutical company developing novel treatments for kidney, cardiovascular, liver and metabolic disorders, has announced positive top-line results from HARMONIZE (ZS004), its...
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ADVANCE-ON post-trial observational study: blood pressure arm and glucose arm results

Tue, 2014-09-23 04:00
Australian researchers have discovered that intensive glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes leads to persistent reductions in kidney failure many years after return to usual care.
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