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Boehringer Ingelheim and Lilly announce an academic collaboration with University of Oxford
Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) have announced an academic collaboration with the University of Oxford. EMPA-KIDNEY will investigate the effects of empagliflozin on the progression of kidney disease and the occurrence of cardiovascular death, in people with established chronic kidney disease with and without diabetes. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - April 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Boehringer Ingelheim Business and Industry Source Type: news

INVOKANA ® (canagliflozin) Demonstrated Significant Renal Protective Benefits in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Chronic Kidney Disease
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UK study to track progression of chronic kidney disease
Researchers behind a major new study of chronic kidney disease hope it will provide vital information to aid earlier diagnosis and treatment. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Somatus Raises $11 Million in Series B Financing
Innovative Kidney Care Company works with Health Systems and Payers to enable value-based care for CKD and ESRD populations VIENNA, Va., April 11, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Somatus, an innovative care delivery and management com... Devices, Venture Capital Somatus, Chronic Kidney Disease, End Stage Renal Disease, dialysis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Staging System Predicts CKD Progression in Children
TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 -- A new staging system can help better predict the length of time until a child with chronic kidney disease (CKD) will progress to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), according to a study published online April 10 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CVS is diving into the dialysis market
Drug store operator CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) said today it plans to expand into the dialysis market, launching a program focused on early identification of kidney disease and unveiling plans to develop a new home hemodialysis system. CVS said it will approach its entry into the dialysis market in stages, focusing on early disease identification and education, followed by the development of a home dialysis program for both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. As part of its program, the company said it will launch a pivotal trial of a new home hemodialysis system in support of planned FDA submission, though it has not ye...
Source: Mass Device - April 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Research & Development CVS Health Source Type: news

UCLA research could be first step toward healing the hearts of children with Duchenne
After a progressive weakening of the muscles takes away their motor skills, and then their abilities to stand and walk, most males with Duchenne muscular dystrophy die of heart and respiratory failure in their 20s.Now, researchers at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA are pursuing a cutting-edge way to stop heart disease in patients with Duchenne, which affects one in 5,000 male babies born in the United States. Their work, which is supported by a David Geffen School of Medicine Seed Grant, is just one of a number of projects underway at the medical school in which interdisciplinary groups of UCLA researchers are p...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Kidney age, not kidney disease
There should be a rethink in how doctors talk to some patients with reduced kidney health, replacing the term ‘ chronic kidney disease ’ (CKD) with different bands of kidney age, according to a group of experts including University of Bristol researchers, writing in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Tips for balancing diet with potassium for people with kidney disease
(Natural News) Healthcare professionals usually suggest a sufficient potassium intake to lower an individual’s blood pressure and the risk of cardiovascular damage, coronary heart disease, and stroke. But according to a review, for patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) and those with end stage renal disease (ESRD), potassium intake must be carefully controlled to prevent... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Understanding chronic kidney disease
Chronic kidney disease is the gradual loss of kidney function. Some people, including?African-Americans, Native Americans and Asian-Americans, are at higher risk of developing chronic kidney disease. Dr. LaTonya Hickson, a nephrologist at Mayo Clinic, says chronic kidney disease shows no early symptoms, so it's important to know your risks. https://youtu.be/8jcL3TlgF4A Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Ashfield reports back from the Orphan Drugs for Rare Diseases Summit
The event was well attended by healthcare experts and industry leaders, all keen to share learnings and experiences in the field of rare diseases. Through a series of presentations, the event explored the challenges of rare diseases from different perspectives including: High science and clinical development Commericalisation Patient support and communication Regulatory Some of the presentations focused on specific rare diseases whilst others explored broader themes. Highlights included: ‘Developing therapies for monogenic neurodegenerative disorders’ presented by Dr. Rajeev Sivasankaran Head – Ra...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - March 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jane Neale Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

Low-Protein Diet in Chronic Kidney Disease Low-Protein Diet in Chronic Kidney Disease
How useful are low-protein diets in chronic kidney disease patients?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Obesity surgery prevents severe chronic kidney disease and kidney failure
(University of Gothenburg) Patients that underwent weight-loss surgery ran a significantly lower risk of developing severe chronic kidney disease and kidney failure, when compared to conventionally treated patients, according to a study published in International Journal of Obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia:More Concern for Kidney Disease Prevention
[Ethiopian Herald] Chronic, Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs), particularly cardiovascular, hypertension, diabetes mellitus and Chronic Kidney Diseases (CKD) have now replaced the communicable diseases and become the leading public health threat and economic cost worldwide, consuming 80 percent of many health care budgets, as sources indicate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NKDEP Working Group urges better electronic health record-keeping to improve chronic kidney disease outcomes
NKDEP working group sets goals to improve electronic health records and standardize their use, helping improve care for people with chronic kidney diseases. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

FGF-23 Steps into the Spotlight as a Key Player in Phosphate Metabolism and Kidney Disease
The kidneys are less able to maintain salt and mineral balance in chronic kidney disease. Studies find that a fibroblast growth factor, FGF-23, may play a role. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Genetic Variation and Chronic Kidney Disease Progression
African Americans with chronic kidney disease and two copies of the APOL1 gene are more likely to progress to kidney failure, suggesting need for new screening. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Deterioration in Heart Function Associated with Progression to Kidney Failure
As patient's progress from chronic kidney disease to kidney failure, ventricular hypertrophy was stable but the heart ’s ejection fraction efficiency decreased. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Many patients show signs of chronic kidney disease before diabetes diagnosis
(Veterans Affairs Research Communications) Many patients who will later be diagnosed with diabetes show signs of chronic kidney disease even before their diabetes diagnosis, according to a study by Veterans Affairs researchers and colleagues in Tennessee. The researchers looked at data on more than 36,000 veterans who were diagnosed with diabetes between 2003 and 2013. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Addressing Rising Cases, High Cost of Treating Chronic Kidney Disease
[Guardian] Nigeria, on March 8, joined the rest of the world to celebrate the World Kidney Day (WKD). A day set aside to raise awareness on the plight of people living with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and how to better prevent, treat and manage the "incurable condition." CHUKWUMA MUANYA (Assistant Editor) and OLUWATOSIN AREO write. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Women at Higher Risk of Chronic Kidney Diseases
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Women are at a higher risk of developing chronic kidney diseases compared to men. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Why Women Are Prone to Kidney Disease Than Men - Expert
[Premium Times] Consultant Nephrologist, Theophillus Umeizudike, on Thursday, said women are more at risk of developing Chronic Kidney Disease than men. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Expert Raises Alarm On Increased Kidney Disease Among Nigerians
[Premium Times] Yemi Raji, a consultant Nephrologist, University College Hospital, Ibadan (UCHI), says untreated medical condition peculiar to women is the leading cause of increased Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Women are 'more likely to donate a kidney than receive one'
Two-thirds of all living kidney donors are altruistic females, research has shown – but it is women who are also more likely to suffer from the most serious stages of chronic kidney disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Determinant factors for chronic kidney disease after partial nephrectomy
(Rapamycin Press) Minimally invasive surgery appears to offer broader therapeutic scope for the renal masses without compromising oncological outcomes in proper hands. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kidney regeneration...science and song
Leading scientists and cutting-edge SMEs in Europe and Australia teamed up in the EU-funded STELLAR project. Their mission? Explore the regenerative potential of new cell types for tackling chronic kidney disease, develop methods to exploit it, and tools to promote the findings, including a dedicated song, of all things! (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 2, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Prediabetes patients at heightened risk for cardiovascular and chronic kidney diseases
(Emory Health Sciences) Researchers at the Emory Rollins School of Public Health and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found that high proportions of patients with prediabetes are at substantial risk for cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Strategies to Manage Cardiovascular Risk in CKD Strategies to Manage Cardiovascular Risk in CKD
What are the best ways to address cardiovascular risk in patients with chronic kidney disease?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Learning Problems May Accompany Kidney Disease
FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 -- Chronic kidney disease may affect brain function in children and teens, especially those on dialysis, researchers say. Results of their study review suggest academic assistance may be needed in specific areas, including... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

KDIGO Releases CKD-MBD Guidelines, Targets PCPs, Nephrologists KDIGO Releases CKD-MBD Guidelines, Targets PCPs, Nephrologists
KDIGO released new guidelines on chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder for nephrologists and primary care physicians, many of whom care for patients with chronic kidney disease themselves.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

New treatment strategies for chronic kidney disease from the animal kingdom
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Biomimetics offers an innovative approach to solving human problems by imitating strategies found in nature. Medical research could also benefit from biomimetics, as a group of international experts from various fields, including a scientists from Vetmeduni Vienna, point out using the example of chronic kidney disease. In future research, they intend to study the mechanisms that protect the muscles, organs and bones of certain animals during extreme conditions such as hibernation. Nature Reviews. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blood-thinning drugs designed to cut stroke risk may actually increase it
Scientists call for caution in prescribing anticoagulants after some patients with other conditions found to suffer more strokesBlood-thinning drugs may increase rather than cut the risk of stroke in some people over 65 who have an irregular heartbeat and also chronic kidney disease, according to a new study.The researchers are calling on doctors to be more cautious in prescribing the drugs, called anticoagulants, until there has been more research.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Medical research Stroke Drugs Health Science Society Doctors Source Type: news

Primary Prevention ICD Efficacy Again Questioned in HF With CKD Primary Prevention ICD Efficacy Again Questioned in HF With CKD
Clinical trials left big questions about implantable defibrillator efficacy in patients with chronic kidney disease; a new cohort study casts doubt on whether they prolong survival in such cases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Defibrillators May Not Help Kidney Patients With Bad Hearts
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 -- People with chronic kidney disease often develop heart failure, leading to their having a heart defibrillator implanted to control an irregular heartbeat. But that's not without risk, a new study has found. The chances... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

ColoradoSPH research uncovers risk factors for mysterious kidney disease in farm workers
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Previous studies have identified an illness called 'Mesoamerican Nephropathy,' also referred to as Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Origin (CKDu). Notably, this new study shows that when a workforce has access to water, rest, and shade, the rates of CKDu onset and kidney injury are lower, and the injury is less severe than that seen in previous studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Treatment Effectiveness in HF With Lung or Kidney Disease Treatment Effectiveness in HF With Lung or Kidney Disease
This study assessed the clinical effectiveness of treatment of heart failure in the setting of two common comorbidities: chronic lung disease and chronic kidney disease.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Father finds kidney donor after printing plea on a t-shirt
Rob Leibowitz, 60, from New Jersey, suffered from chronic kidney disease and wore a t-shirt that said 'In Need of Kidney' to find his donor. He underwent a successful transplant surgery last week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Serious fall injury history and adverse health outcomes after initiating hemodialysis among older U.S. adults - Bowling CB, Hall R, Khakharia A, Franch HA, Plantinga LC.
BACKGROUND: Although older adults with pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at higher risk for falls, the prognostic significance of a serious fall injury prior to dialysis initiation has not been well described in the end-stage renal disease popu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Diagnosis of CKDs Using Urinary Proteome Analysis Diagnosis of CKDs Using Urinary Proteome Analysis
Could urinary proteome analyses provide a non-invasive alternative to kidney biopsy for the diagnosis of chronic kidney diseases?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

How $5.6M in fresh capital for a Tampa company could cut the cost of kidney care
Chronic kidney disease impacts one in seven American adults, or about 30 million people. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 8, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

New Funds Will Keep TMA Walk With a Doc Walkers Active, Informed, Healthier
The Texas Medical Association Foundation received a $42,625 grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) that the foundation will use to help fund the 2018 Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas program. The goal of the BCBSTX grant is to help raise awareness about prevention and early detection of chronic kidney disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — diseases often prevented by an active and tobacco-free lifestyle. The Walk With a Doc Texas program supports this goal by helping physicians organize walks in their communities to encourage physical activity, reverse the consequences of a sedentary life, a...
Source: TMA News Room - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of Higher Quality of Care in CKD and Diabetes Effects of Higher Quality of Care in CKD and Diabetes
What are the associations between improved quality of care and outcomes for patients with diabetes-related chronic kidney disease?American Journal of Kidney Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Online Resources About Kidney Transplant Too Complex Online Resources About Kidney Transplant Too Complex
Online health education materials about transplant options are far too complex for chronic kidney disease patients to make sense of, U.S. researchers say, and that may prevent this group from deciding on the best treatment.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Online resources about kidney transplant too complex for most patients
(Reuters Health) - - Online health education materials about transplant options are far too complex for chronic kidney disease patients to make sense of, U.S. researchers say, and that may prevent this group from deciding on the best treatment. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Augmented Nurse Care Management in CKD Stages 4 to 5 Augmented Nurse Care Management in CKD Stages 4 to 5
A care management intervention involving nurse care manager coordination may help improve outcomes for patients with late-stage chronic kidney disease.American Journal of Kidney Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

New chronic kidney disease audit published
(London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine) Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, Clinical Commissioning Groups and primary care practices must all work together to improve outcomes for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), according to the national Chronic Kidney Disease Audit published today. The Audit was commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and conducted by the Informatica Systems, the London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine, UCL (University College London) and Queen Mary University of London. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Metformin May Up Survival in Older Men With Moderate CKD Metformin May Up Survival in Older Men With Moderate CKD
Veterans with type 2 diabetes and moderate chronic kidney disease fared well on metformin in an observational study; more research is needed to see whether this is also the case in other patient populations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

TRP'ing up chronic kidney disease
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - December 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Chung, J.-J., Shaw, A. S. Tags: Medicine, Diseases perspective Source Type: news

Understanding a therapeutic paradox for treating thrombo-vascular complications in kidney disease
(Boston University School of Medicine) Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered a potential treatment target to prevent chronic kidney disease patients from developing blood clots without causing bleeding complications - an unwanted and perplexing side effect. They say the strategy offers a much-needed therapeutic alternative to standard-of-care heparin, which throws off the finely-tuned balance between pro-clotting and anticoagulant factors in blood vessels that work to keep fluid flowing while protecting against excessive bleeding after injuries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New treatment for cats with chronic kidney disease: Boehringer Ingelheim launches Semintra ®
New treatment for cats with chronic kidney disease: Boehringer Ingelheim launches Semintra ® (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - November 27, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news