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Fresh-Meat Additives May Be Dangerous for Kidney Patients

... High potassium and phosphate content is common, but labeling is ... poultry products are injected with water, sodium, potassium salts, antioxidants and flavorings that are not ... Kidney disease patients also need to limit the potassium they consume, because high levels in the blood ...

FDA Approves SAMSCA(TM) (tolvaptan), the First and Only Oral Vasopressin Antagonist to Treat Patients With Clinically Significant Hypervolemic and Euvolemic Hyponatremia

... Hyperkalemia or Drugs that Increase Serum potassium - Monitor serum potassium levels in patients with a serum potassium less than 5 mEq/L and in patients receiving drugs ...

Urine Test May ID Unhealthy Diets

... Low potassium level indicates poor nutrition, study finds ... test, researchers report. Levels of urinary potassium correlate closely with nutrition in general, said ... Logan's team then looked to see if urinary potassium and sodium levels could correlate to diet ....

Older Americans May Lack Adequate Nutrition

... enough micronutrients such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin C, all of which play an important ... C. Dietary intake of calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin C was similar between those who took ... and non-users. The researchers also found that potassium intake was well below the RDA in both supplement ...

Heyltex Corporation to Become Exclusive Distributor of ThyroShield(R)

... in the United States. ThyroShield(R) potassium Iodide Oral Solution is a ready-to-use, liquid ... iodine. It is the only FDA-approved liquid potassium iodine product indicated for thyroid protection ... By saturating the thyroid gland with potassium iodide, ThyroShield(R) prevents radioactive ...

Iodine in Prenatal Vitamins Varies Widely

... Sixty-seven vitamins contained iodine from potassium iodide, 42 from kelp, and five from some other source. "Products containing iodine from potassium iodide tended to be more consistent, [but] 150 micrograms of potassium iodide is not the same as 150 micrograms of ...

Kuwait Purchases 5.4 Million Doses of Emergency Nuclear Radiation Drug from Nukepills.com

... Ministry of Health stockpiles thyroid-blocking potassium iodide for nuclear radiation emergencies ... units (5.4 million doses) of ThyroShield(TM) potassium Iodide to the Kuwait Ministry of Health. Worth ... We are currently working on additional potassium iodide orders from other countries in the Middle ...

Evolution and epilepsy

... types of nerve cell proteins called sodium and potassium channels. A decade ago, researchers found that ... Edward C. Cooper, MD, PhD, focused on the potassium channels for therapeutic development. ... Initial work by the Penn team showed that the potassium and sodium channels were clustered together in ...

Potassium loss from blood pressure drugs may explain higher risk of adult diabetes

... researchers have discovered that a drop in blood potassium levels caused by diuretics commonly prescribed ... us that when patients take diuretic thiazides, potassium levels drop and the risk of diabetes climbs to 50 ... that as long as physicians monitor and regulate potassium levels, thiazides could be used safely, saving ...

Lack of Potassium Linked to High Blood Pressure

... Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming too little potassium may be as big a risk factor for high blood ... studies that made similar conclusions about potassium and blood pressure. The new study was to be ... meeting, in Philadelphia. "The lower the potassium in the urine, hence the lower ...

Low potassium linked to high blood pressure

... factor for high blood pressure, low levels of potassium in the diet may be as important as high levels of ... Medical Center. The new study suggests that low potassium may be a particularly important contributor to ... American. The results showed that the amount of potassium in urine samples was strongly related to blood ...

Penn researchers use honeybee venom toxin to develop a new tool for studying hypertension

... action of a natural bee toxin on inward-rectifier potassium channels, Kir channels for short, to identify new ... called tertiapin, or TPN, stops the flow of potassium ions across cell membranes by plugging up the ... a variant, called TPNLQ, which stems the flow of potassium ions in renal Kir type 1 channels at low ...

Leading worldwide cause of cardiovascular disease may be modified by diet

... consuming primitive diets (generous in potassium and low in sodium). In isolated societies ... consume double the sodium and about half of the potassium that is recommended by current guidelines. ... paper, if Americans were able to increase their potassium intake, the number of adults with known ...

Unilever Unveils Promise(R) SuperShots(R) for Blood Pressure, the First Functional Shot to Increase Daily Potassium Intake to Help Reduce the Risk of High Blood Pressure

... journal suggests that increasing dietary potassium could have a significant effect on the prevention ... containing foods that are good sources of potassium and low in sodium may reduce the risk of ... Hypertension concludes that an increase in potassium coupled with a decrease in sodium may be the most ...

Researchers block transmission of malaria in animal tests

... By disrupting the potassium channel of the malaria parasite, a team of ... parasites in the infected individual. The potassium channels are important for all cells All ... an otherwise impermeable cell membrane. The potassium channels are a sub-type of ion channel, found in ...

Fashion Guru Nina Garcia Launches National Design Competition

... increase serum potassium should have their serum potassium levels checked during the first treatment cycle. Medications that may increase serum potassium include ACE inhibitors, angiotensin-II receptor antagonists, potassium-sparing diuretics, potassium supplementation, heparin, aldosterone ...

Popular arthritis drug may disrupt heart rhythm, UB research finds

... finding while conducting basic research on potassium channels. They found that low concentrations ... The drug inhibited the normal passage of potassium ions into and out of heart cells through pores in the cell membrane known as delayed rectifier potassium channels, the study showed. The adverse ...

Mayo Clinic Proceedings provides forum for debate about capital punishment

... before staff administer the heart-arresting drug potassium chloride. He explains that this combination of drugs is necessary because injection of concentrated potassium alone would be extremely painful. For execution by potassium to be humane, the human central nervous system ...

Epilepsy genes may cancel each other

... using gene-directed therapy. If you have a potassium channel defect, then a drug blocking certain ... tiny pores in cells that allow molecules such as potassium and calcium to flow in and out. The genes ... Kcna1 gene involved in the channel that allows potassium to flow in and out of the cell. It causes severe ...

A drug-sensitive 'traffic cop' tells potassium channels to get lost

... with electrical activity created by sodium and potassium ions moving in and out of neurons through ... A novel intracellular traffic coordinator pulls potassium channels from their job and whisks them to the ... these channels open up, creating many little potassium leaks and as a result the signal fizzles. GIRK ...

Xanodyne Receives Approval From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for ZIPSOR(TM) (diclofenac potassium) Liquid Filled Capsules

... the lowest available dose (25 mg) of any currently marketed diclofenac potassium product in the United States. It will also be the first and only ... Dr. Shangold. The low recommended total daily dose of diclofenac potassium delivered with Zipsor aligns with current guidance from the FDA ...

Sabinsa Corporation Validates Safety of Garcinia Cambogia Extract in Light of Hydroxycut Warning

... Garcinia cambogia fruit rind extract (supplying calcium hydroxycitrate and potassium hydroxycitrate); Chromium polynicotinate; Gymnema sylvestre leaf extract; ... panel of experts established GRAS-affirmed status for Citrin(R)K, the potassium salt of hydroxycitric acid, in 2007. The safety of G. cambogia extract and ...

Chocolate Milk's 'Natural' Muscle Recovery Benefits Match or May Even Surpass a Specially Designed Carbohydrate Sports Drink

... Milk also provides fluids for rehydration and minerals like calcium, potassium and magnesium that recreational exercisers and elite athletes alike need ... results in fluid losses, but also important minerals including calcium, potassium and magnesium. The best recovery routine should replace fluids and ...

Naturally fluorescent molecules may serve as cancer biomarker

... lead to an increase in NADH, Heikal and Yu exposed normal breast cells to potassium cyanide, a known inhibitor of some of these critical mitochondrial ... that the NADH concentration in the normal cells increased when exposed to potassium cyanide. The relative amounts of NADH in the mitochondria also rose ...

Z Trim to Be Distributed to Meat and Poultry Industries by World Technology Ingredients

... poultry industry. WTI's product portfolio also includes Myosol(TM) liquid potassium phosphates, Ional(TM) branded buffered sodium and potassium citrate blends, MOstatin(TM) brand natural antimicrobials, FlavorIn flavor ...

Slices of living brain tissue are helping scientists identify new stroke therapies

... that is needed to run the pump that maintains healthy levels of sodium and potassium in and around brain cells. A stroke takes away the pump's fuel, called ... With anoxic depolarization, there's too much sodium and too little potassium inside cells. He's also studying two sigma receptor ligands, ...

Sodium, Potassium Intake Tied to Heart Disease

... MONDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Too much sodium and too little potassium in one's diet may increase one's risk of cardiovascular disease, a new ... almost 3,000 people with pre-hypertension, also suggests that increasing potassium consumption along with the common wisdom of lowering one's salt intake may ...

Fruits and Veggies May Strengthen Bones

... older who were randomly assigned to receive a placebo or doses of either potassium bicarbonate, sodium bicarbonate, or potassium chloride for three months. The people who took bicarbonate showed ...

Leading Worldwide Cause of Cardiovascular Disease May Be Modified by Diet

... as well as in populations consuming primitive diets (generous in potassium and low in sodium). In isolated societies consuming diets high in fruits ... hypertension. Americans consume double the sodium and about half of the potassium that is recommended by current guidelines. According to the paper, if ...

MS drug development agreement based on WEHI's medicinal chemistry

... certain derivatives of a natural product called khellinone could block a potassium channel called Kv1.3. This potassium channel selectively inhibits autoreactive T cells, such as those that ...

New Guidelines Tackle Treatment of Resistant Hypertension

... special biochemical monitoring, particularly to measure blood levels of potassium due to the risk of hyperkalemia [a condition caused by abnormally high potassium levels in the blood]," he said. Multi-drug regimens, dose timing and ...

Chocolate Milk + Exercise = A Winning Team

... good and provides nine essential nutrients like calcium, vitamin D and potassium -- nutrients especially important for teen diets." Chocolate Milk Has ... muscles after exercise, and it provides fluids and "electrolytes" such as potassium to assist with rehydration. Additionally, chocolate milk has high-quality ...

Bacterial toxin closes gate on immune response, Penn researchers discover

... membrane. The channels in immune cells called Kv1.3 channels allow only potassium ions to pass, and the activity of these channels is required for ... later, Professor Carol Deutsch, among others, demonstrated the presence of potassium channels controlled by voltage in immune cells. SMase C is made by, ...

Comatose locusts may help relieve migraines

... that the point of coma is always associated with a surge of extra-cellular potassium ions: the same as has been observed in human brain tissue during surgery, says Ms Rodgers. For the nervous system to work properly, potassium should be high inside cells and low outside, she points out. What were ...

Novel small molecule therapy shows benefit for anemic patients via hydration of red blood cells

... throughout the body. The dehydration appears to result from loss of potassium via two pathways, one of which is known as the Gardos channel. It has been ... Previous studies have shown that senicapoc prevents the loss of potassium from the RBCs, is well tolerated, and has favorable pharmacokinetics with ...

Nation's Leading Dialysis Provider - DaVita - Partners with eDiets(R) to Launch One-of-a-Kind Diet Helper Online Nutrition and Meal Planning Tool for Late-Stage Kidney Disease Patients and Caregivers

... on fat and calorie intake, kidney patients need to focus on phosphorus, potassium and sodium intake, while getting adequate calories and protein, as well ... renal diet prescriptions relating to differing amounts of phosphorus, potassium and sodium allowed in dialysis patients' diets. DaVita recommends that ...

Whole Grains Do a Heart Good

... . That effect is due, in part, to the high levels of magnesium, potassium and fiber in those breakfast cereals, said study co-author Dr. Luc ... cells' sensitivity to insulin, thus reducing the risk of diabetes, while potassium and magnesium lower blood pressure, he explained. Breakfast cereal is ...

MULTAQ(R) (dronedarone) for Atrial Fibrillation or Atrial Flutter Now Available in the United States

... reversible after discontinuation. Hypokalemia and hypomagnesemia may occur with concomitant administration of potassium-depleting diuretics. potassium levels should be maintained in the normal range pre and during administration. For full prescribing information, please visit ...

Julie Stav Reminds Hispanic Moms to Invest in Their Family's Wellness with Milk!

... the calcium found in low fat and fat free milk can help build and maintain strong bones and teeth. Vitamin D helps your body better absorb calcium, potassium helps maintain normal blood pressure and the protein in milk, along with exercise, can help build muscle. Because research indicates that ...

Vegetable Amino Acid Lowers Blood Pressure

... to be considered in attacking high blood pressure, Stamler said. "We must also consider obesity, high salt intake, high alcohol intake and high potassium intake, among other risk factors," he said. Still, the study provides evidence why the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, ...
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