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Acute renal failure

AVERT Device Cuts Contrast-Agent Use at PCI, Renal Benefit Unsure

Medscape - ‎7 hours ago‎
ORLANDO, FL - In the AVERT trial of close to 600 patients who underwent coronary angiography and were at high risk of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (AKI), the studied device successfully reduced the volume of contrast agent by 15.5%, but this ...
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Does Invokana Cause Kidney / Renal Failure? This Lawsuit Alleges It Does

Legal Examiner - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
According to, a lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court For The Central District of California alleging that Invokana, a popular drug used by Type II diabetics for glycemic control, caused her kidney failure. This lawsuit ...

AKI, acute kidney injury; EAD, early allograft dysfunction; LT, liver transplantation.

Medscape - ‎May 3, 2016‎
We evaluated the effect of EAD on new-onset acute kidney injury (AKI) requiring renal replacement therapy within the first month and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) within the first year post-LT in 1325 primary LT recipients.

PrJADENU™ (deferasirox) for the management of chronic iron overload is now available in Canada

Ottawa Citizen - ‎14 hours ago‎
Deferasirox is contraindicated in patients with moderate and severe renal impairment and has not been studied in patients with severe hepatic impairment.

Global Kidney Dialysis Equipment and Supplies Industry

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎May 3, 2016‎
II-2 Table 3: Global Population of ESRD Patients Undergoing Treatment by Type of Modality (2010, 2015E & 2020P): Percentage Breakdown of Patients Undergoing Dialysis Therapy, and Kidney Transplantation (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).
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No Benefit, Kidney Risk Found for Perioperative Statins

Renal and Urology News - ‎13 hours ago‎
Further analyses showed that rosuvastatin was associated with a 5.4% greater chance of acute kidney injury, when compared with a placebo.

Nexium Lawsuit Investigation Launched by Bernstein Liebhard LLP after Two Studies Link Proton Pump Inhibitors to ...

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎May 5, 2016‎
The Firm is now offering free, no-obligation legal reviews to anyone who was diagnosed with serious kidney complications, including kidney disease, renal failure or acute interstitial nephritis, following treatment with Nexium or other proton pump ...

Use caution when lowering blood pressure targets in CKD patients - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Lower blood pressure targets can help prevent heart attacks, strokes, cardiovascular disease and death in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, according to data presented at the National Kidney Foundation 2016 Spring Clinical Meetings. However, lower ...
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STICS: No Benefit to Perioperative Statin Therapy in Cardiac Surgery, but Acute Kidney Injury Risk Increased

TCTMD - ‎May 5, 2016‎
Statin therapy given in the lead-up to elective cardiac surgery and in the days after the procedure fails to prevent postoperative atrial fibrillation and myocardial damage, according to the results of a large trial. In fact, the perioperative use of ...
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SPRINT Trial: Should We Aim for Lower Target Blood Pressures for Older Adults?

Geripal - ‎6 hours ago‎
Serious adverse events of hypotension, syncope, electrolyte abnormalities, and acute kidney injury or acute renal failure, occurred more frequently in the intensive treatment group. There was no difference in injurious falls or bradycardia, and ...

Faerie And Earth Festival offers blood discount

Mountain Xpress (blog) - ‎10 hours ago‎
In 2011 when I admitted to the hospital with acute renal failure and with seven IVs and a cath, I needed two blood transfusions during this time in the hospital, which was 22 days.

Theravance Biopharma Announces New Employment Inducement Awards

Stockhouse - ‎18 hours ago‎
Our neprilysin (NEP) inhibitor program is designed to develop selective NEP inhibitors for the treatment of a range of major cardiovascular and renal diseases, including acute and chronic heart failure, hypertension and chronic kidney diseases such as ...

Perioperative Rosuvastatin Fails to Curb Cardiac-Surgery Complications, Tied to Renal Injuries

Medscape - ‎May 4, 2016‎
BEIJING, CHINA - Perioperative rosuvastatin did not prevent atrial fibrillation (AF) or myocardial injury after elective cardiac surgery and was associated with significantly more acute kidney injury (AKI) than placebo in the Statin Therapy in Cardiac ...

Southampton Barristers Donate 5k to QA Renal Unit

UK News in Pictures - ‎6 hours ago‎
Dan Nother, a barrister and QA Renal patient says, “Just over two years ago I was hit by Goodpastures or Anti- GBM Disease, a one in a million condition which almost overnight removed much of my kidney function. After a short spell in Southampton ...

ICD-10 Denial Management

ADVANCE - ‎6 hours ago‎
Q: Much to our surprise, the transition to ICD-10 continues to go relatively smoothly. Our organization has had minimal denials and delays in cash flow.

New AVERT system can reduce radiographic dye volume in patients at risk of AKI - ‎May 5, 2016‎
In the largest study of its kind, a new device has been found to significantly reduce the volume of radiographic dye without decreasing image quality in patients who are at risk of developing acute kidney injury (AKI) after undergoing a coronary ...

Dumaguing: Dengue versus malaria

Sun.Star - ‎7 hours ago‎
... stroke- and the so-called Blackwater fever, in which the renal tubules are filled and congested with the debris and remnants of the ruptured red blood cells with the patient passing a Coca-cola-like dark urine, which might lead to acute renal or ...

What is Azotemia? - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
Azotemia is a type of nephrotoxicity that involves excess nitrogen compounds in the blood. In severe cases, it has the potential to adversely affect the kidneys and cause acute renal failure. It is a common condition that is evident in approximately 1 ...
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Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
Acute kidney injury (AKI) involves sudden damage to the kidneys or decrease in renal function that occurs over a few hours or days.

Incompatible kidney transplant 1st in city

Shanghai Daily (subscription) - ‎May 4, 2016‎
IN a first for Shanghai, a kidney transplant has been successfully carried out with an organ from a related donor with a different blood type.