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Low Birth Weight Might Raise Adult Kidney Disease Risk

... babies have a much greater risk of developing kidney disease later in life, according to researchers ... were 70 percent more likely to develop chronic kidney disease than those with normal birth weight. The ... in the August issue of the American Journal of kidney Diseases . "Experimental studies suggest that ...

DaVita Only Dialysis Provider Named on EPA's FORTUNE 500 List of Green Power Purchasers

... DaVita Inc.(NYSE: DVA ), a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), today announced the company has ... FORTUNE 500(R) company, is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, providing dialysis ...

DaVita Hosts National Quality Week 2009

... DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA ), a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), today held its formal kickoff for ... DaVita achieve the best clinical outcomes in the kidney care industry. National Quality Week is yet ...

Texas Kidney Community: CMS Authorization to Survey 22 New Dialysis Centers Excellent First Step Toward Opening Additional Pending Facilities, Creating More Local Jobs

... new dialysis centers across the state, the Texas kidney community characterized the development as an ... will go a long way towards helping Texans with kidney failure live life to the fullest," said Jess Hall, President of the Texas Division of the National kidney Foundation. "With additional facilities ...

Lilly to Unveil More Than 30 Studies at Premier Lung Cancer Meeting

... treated with ALIMTA. If you have liver or kidney problems, be sure to tell your doctor. Your dose ... function. There have been rare reports of serious kidney or liver toxicity with GEMZAR treatment, ... or nursing baby. If you have had prior kidney or liver problems or impairment, please tell your ...

For Some Kidney Patients, Home Dialysis Is Better

... than 340,000 Americans are on dialysis to treat kidney failure, but only a tiny fraction are taking ... many more hours of blood-cleansing therapy than a kidney patient would typically receive in a ... dialysis center-based program. "If I had kidney failure, and I think this applies to at least a ...

DaVita Donates Toys, Shoes and School Supplies for Army National Guard to Distribute in Iraq

... DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA ), a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), recently donated more than 250 ... FORTUNE 500(R) company, is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, providing dialysis ...

Mayor Julian 'Jolly' Reseueollo Dialysis Center Officially Opens Doors With Support From Bridge of Life - DaVita Medical Missions

... surrounding personal health needs related to kidney disease. Over 20 doctors and nurses attended, with 75 local residents receiving kidney screening. During the screening, the medical team ... had hypertension, one of the main causes of kidney disease in the Filipino population. The second ...

Fresh-Meat Additives May Be Dangerous for Kidney Patients

... can pose serious health risks for people with kidney disease, researchers say. Many fresh meat and ... levels in the blood and cause premature death. kidney disease patients also need to limit the potassium ... of body chemicals. According to the National kidney Foundation, 26 million American adults have ...

Six DaVita Clinics in Colorado Receive Silver Award for Clinical Excellence

... DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA ), a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), today announced six of its ... FORTUNE 500(R) company, is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, providing dialysis ...

Pelosi Remarks at Press Conference Today on Health Care Reform and Medical Costs

... in on a new job, I was admitted to a hospital for kidney stones. If you've ever had kidney stones, you know that you don't want to wait for ... my deductible. Between the initial bill for the kidney stones and years of high deductibles, I know owe ...

Nexavar in Combination with Chemotherapy Shown to Extend Progression-Free Survival in Patients with Advanced Breast Cancer

... patients worldwide with liver cancer and kidney cancer," said Todd Yancey, M.D., vice president ... for the treatment of patients with advanced kidney cancer. Nexavar targets both the tumor cell and ... cancer and as an adjuvant therapy for liver and kidney cancer. Important Safety ...

Baking Soda May Be Key Ingredient for Kidney Patients

... soda a day may slow the progression of chronic kidney disease, a new study has found. The study included 134 advanced chronic kidney disease patients with metabolic acidosis, a ... sodium bicarbonate (baking soda). The rate of kidney function decline was about two-thirds slower in ...

Sunitinib Benefit Explored in Poor-Prognosis Kidney Cancer

... (Sutent) has shown promising results in advanced kidney cancer patients who have a poor prognosis, new ... sunitinib was effective in patients with advanced kidney cancer, and the drug has been approved worldwide ... is known about the drug's activity in advanced kidney cancer patients with poor prognosis, such as ...

Ochsner 1st in Louisiana to use Robotics in Living-Donor Kidney Transplant for Faster Recovery

... ) performed the first robotic-assisted kidney transplant in Louisiana, and one of only a ... transplant surgeons are able to make living-donor kidney transplants easier on the donor by using smaller ... due to the improved precision of the operation." kidney donors go on to live normal, healthy lives, free ...

DaVita Clinical Research Appoints Mahesh Krishnan as Vice President

... DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA ), a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), today announced Mahesh Krishnan, ... mission to advance the knowledge and practice of kidney care, and further OCMO's relentless pursuit of ...

Why African-Americans are at greater risk of hypertension and kidney disease

... have a greater prevalence of hypertension and kidney disease compared to whites. Results from a new ... about 32 percent of all patients treated for kidney failure in the U.S. and are four times more ... published in this month's issue of the journal kidney International , may someday lead to the ...

U.S. Non-Profit Announces Opening of Life-Saving Dialysis Facility in Philippines

... who previously had no place to receive kidney care. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020729/DAVITALOGO ) kidney disease is the 7th leading cause of death among ... much more accessible. "Accessibility to kidney care is one of the main problems for the San ...

Kaiser Permanente Project Proves Electronic Health Information and Care Coordination Improve Chronic Disease Management

... populations with chronic illness - in this case, kidney disease - by using electronic health records to ... laboratory results to rank more than 10,000 kidney patients not yet referred to a specialist by their risk for kidney failure. Then, they monitored the patients who ...

Kaiser Permanente Project Proves Electronic Health Information and Care Coordination Improves Chronic Disease Management

... populations with chronic illness - in this case, kidney disease - by using electronic health records to ... laboratory results to rank more than 10,000 kidney patients not yet referred to a specialist by their risk for kidney failure. Then, they monitored the patients who ...

Post-transplant combo can replace toxic immune-suppressing drugs in monkeys

... inhibitors in preventing graft rejection when kidney transplants are performed on monkeys, scientists ... drug called belatacept is now in phase III kidney transplant clinical trials, but current studies ... psoriasis in 2003. It is also being tested in a kidney transplant clinical trial in combination with ...

Johns Hopkins leads first 16-patient, multicenter 'domino donor' kidney transplant

... the first eight-way, multihospital, domino kidney transplant. The transplant involved eight donors ... Transplant Center. The procedure, kidney paired donation (KPD), takes a group of ... kidney. In this way, each recipient receives a kidney from a stranger, and transplants are enabled that ...

DaVita's Award-Winning Training Program for New Teammates Reaches Milestone With 100th DaVita Academy in Baltimore, Maryland

... DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA ), a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), today opened its 100th DaVita ... FORTUNE 500(R) company, is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, providing dialysis ...

Kidney Paired Donation: 16 Patients, Four Hospitals, Four States

... in Michigan to participate in a domino donor kidney transplant in which eight patients received a new kidney from eight unrelated donors at four hospitals in ... by airplane to their intended recipients under a kidney Paired Donation. It is believed to be the ...

Drugs May Not Slow Kidney Damage in Diabetes

... two blood pressure drugs could slow the loss of kidney function caused by type 1 diabetes. But the ... (Hyzaar), are commonly prescribed to slow the kidney damage caused by the disease, said Dr. Michael ... After about five years, detailed measurements of kidney function showed no difference in the damage seen ...

Renal Physicians Association Participates in PEAK Campaign

... The Renal Physicians Association (RPA) supports kidney Care Partners (KCP) recently launched Performance Excellence and Accountability in kidney Care (PEAK) initiative. RPA is a member of KCP, a ... to improve quality care for individuals with kidney disease. The goal of the PEAK campaign is to ...

Discovery Points to Regulation of Calcium Metabolism

... Researchers may be step closer to preventing kidney stones, osteoporosis MONDAY, June 29 ... News) -- A gene variant that contributes to both kidney stones and osteoporosis has been identified by ... 21 have a 65 percent greater risk of developing kidney stones than those with no copies of the SNP. It's ...

DaVita Celebrates the Opening of Its 1,500th Outpatient Kidney Care Clinic in the United States

... DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA ), a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), today announced its 1,500th outpatient dialysis and kidney care clinic in the United States has opened in ...

Satellite Healthcare Supports Kidney Wellness in Chicago

... kidney Dialysis Services and Research Leader Sponsors ... of the nation's first and leading providers of kidney dialysis services and a major sponsor of ... today announced their sponsorship of the National kidney Foundation (NKF) of ...

150 Children, Celebrities With Type 1 Diabetes Converge on Capitol Hill for JDRF's Children's Congress 2009

... National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and kidney Diseases (NIDDK), and four children with type 1 ... of diabetes include blindness, heart attack, kidney failure, stroke, nerve damage and amputations. ... and devastating complications, which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and ...

Common Weight-Loss Surgery May Double Risk of Kidney Stones

... weight-loss surgery may double the risk of kidney stones, though the actual odds are still ... not to cause issues with calcium absorption or kidney stones as had previously been shown with other ... their bariatric patients could be at risk for kidney stones, a condition that could be avoidable with ...

Fish protein link to controlling high blood pressure -- new study

... such as hereditary high blood pressure and kidney disease. They are examining whether the Goby ... in particular in those patients who have chronic kidney disease coexisting with high blood pressure. ... is responsible for the development of chronic kidney disease in this group of patients. "The ...

DaVita.com Provides Easy Recipes to Plan Your Father's Day Dinner

... Offers Nearly 600 Kidney-Friendly Recipes to Meet kidney Care Needs for Dads with CKD DENVER, June 20 ... DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA ), a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), offers fathers and their families ...

DaVita Launches First Corporate Social Responsibility Report With Nationwide Community Service Blitz

... DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA ), a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), today launched its first Community ... post consumer recycled paper; and DaVita kidney Awareness events and Tour DaVita(TM) have raised ...

Almost Half of Those Over 60 Die While Waiting for Kidney Transplant

... people over the age of 60 who are hoping for a kidney transplant will die while on the waiting list, ... particularly for older patients waiting for a kidney transplant, has deteriorated rapidly over the ... were older than 60 and on a waiting list for a kidney transplant. Of those listed in 2006 and 2007, ...

DaVita Named One of Best Companies to Work for in Colorado

... DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA ), a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), today announced the company has ... FORTUNE 500(R) company, is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, providing dialysis ...

Roux-en-Y weight loss surgery raises kidney stone risk

... double the chance that a patient will develop kidney stones, despite earlier assumptions that it would ... calcium absorption and increase the risk of kidney stones, doctors have long assumed that the ... to see which patients were either diagnosed with kidney stones or had treatment for this condition. Their ...

National Kidney Foundation's 23rd Annual Maryland Golf Classic Raises Funds to Fight Kidney Disease

... June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National kidney Foundation's 23rd Annual Maryland Golf Classic ... Paul Companies raised close to $60,000 to fight kidney disease in the Washington DC area, a region that has the highest prevalence of kidney disease in the nation. The tournament took place ...

Mayo Genomic Discovery: Protecting Kidney Function During Heart Failure

... found a peptide that helps preserve and improve kidney function during heart failure, without affecting ... "Our hope is that this compound will help protect kidney function while you're being treated, and possibly ... pressure. Positive impacts include increasing the kidney filtration rate, suppressing harmful protein ...

Novel DNA vaccine leads to kidney damage prevention in systemic lupus erythematosus models

... specific tolerance and may help to prevent kidney damage in patients with systemic lupus ... and damage to body tissues. Inflammation of the kidney can cause kidney failure, often a significant complication of SLE ...
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