Tag: "renal" at medical news
Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure
...r for diagnosing kidney failure (also called acute renal
failure) in patients. "Despite major achievements ...protein for the early and rapid diagnosis of acute renal
injury that occurs in a common clinical condition, namely after cardiac surgery," he said. While man...
New marker for early diagnosis of kidney failure identified
... lipocalin (NGAL) could give an early diagnosis of renal
injury in a susceptible population. They took bloo...onary bypass surgery. 20 patients developed acute renal
injury. Diagnosis using serum creatinine was possible only one to three days after the initial injur...
Corrected metabolism leads to health benefits and weight loss
...cholesterol, iron deficiency, or abnormal liver or renal
function. Dr. Morin has worked in general practice for more than 30 years and is medical consultant to SureSlim Canada, which administers the Metabolism Correcting program. When he began consulting for the company five years ago, SureSlim was...
Blacks less likely to get expensive, newer heart treatments
... high blood pressure, diabetes, heart failure, and renal
insufficiency than white patients. Black patients were also less likely to have insurance coverage or have a cardiologist as their primary health care provider during hospitalization. Researchers found that high-risk blacks were as likely or more l...
2005 Geriatric Oral Research Award
...intestinal diseases, diabetes, rheumatological and renal
diseases. Since most of these conditions affect the elderly, Dr. Meurman's findings have had significant implications for the identification and treatment of oral-facial disorders in geriatric populations. His work in the development and applicatio...
Portable system offers dialysis patients 'liberating' changes
... and Clarian Health. Kidney failure, or end stage renal
disease, affects some 400,000 Americans, which cause a person to experience a total and irreversible loss of kidney function, leading to the eventual need for dialysis or transplantation. It can be caused by a number of conditions such as nephritis, ...
Investigational transplant drug effectively preserves kidneys while avoiding toxic side effects
...kidney toxicity that ultimately leads to long-term renal
failure. In addition, long-term cyclosporine use damages the body's immune system and prevents it from fighting off other infections following transplant. "For the past 20 years, transplant patients have been treated with cyclosporine-like me...
Celecoxib safe for short-term use in patients with cirrhosis
...COX-2 inhibitors, such as celecoxib, do not affect renal
function. By contrast, nonsteroidal anti-inflammat...ing naproxen, have long been associated with acute renal
failure in cirrhotic patients. To further investigate these findings, researchers, led by Joan Clria...
Biochemical marker aids prognosis in liver transplant patients
...add that although hyponatremia ultimately reflects renal
impairment, it appears to be a more accurate and early marker of poor outcome than serum creatinine in transplant candidates with advanced cirrhosis. According to the study, serum sodium, like bilirubin, INR, and creatinine, is an objective, quantita...
Next generation body scanner launched by the University of Manchester
...ular abnormalities to the kidneys in patients with renal
disease. The scanner, which has been manufactured ...as clinicians specialising in oncology, stroke and renal
medicine. We look forward to seeing the benefits of this exciting new development in imaging for pat...
Study explores risks of obesity in children with kidney transplants
...ing problem in patients of all ages with end-stage renal
disease and one that has received little attention...te to obesity as well, she says. "If you don't get renal
failure until you are older, then you usually grow to be a pretty good size before kidney failure st...
New bedside tool gauges mortality risk in heart failure patients
...ea nitrogen level and serum creatinine -- involve renal
or kidney function, which emphasizes the importance of this area in heart failure patients that may warrant further study. The new risk evaluation tool is now ready for clinical use, according to Fonarow, and can be applied at hospitals across the c...
LA BioMed medical/research briefs January 2005
...urysm, volume of the aneurysm sac, length from the renal
arteries to the aortic bifurcation and angulation of the abdominal aorta, during a three-year period in patients treated with a Powerlink System," said Dr. White. To contact Rodney White, MD, please call David Feuerherd at 310-215-0234 / 310-222-282...
First US kidney cancer vaccine trial underway at Columbia
...e response. In the study, patients with stage IV renal
cell carcinoma are given regular doses of an investigational kidney cancer vaccine, called Trovax, in conjunction with Interleukin-2 (IL-2). High-dose IL-2 is currently the only approved treatment for kidney cancer, and Columbia University Medical C...
Researchers identify the link between heart failure and weight loss
...ch as chronic congestive heart failure and chronic renal
failure. In addition, the study provides a strong rationale for developing strategies to activate the skeletal muscle IGF-1 system in wasting conditions for therapeutic benefit....
USC/Norris oncologists test new front-line therapy for pancreatic cancer
... reported from a phase II trial of the compound in renal
cell carcinoma, or kidney cancer, and a phase I/II trial for the treatment of metastatic melanoma....
First new treatment for alcoholism in ten years, now available Campral(R) (acamprosate calcium)
...Campral is contraindicated in patients with severe renal
impairment (creatinine clearance less than or equa...equires a dose reduction in patients with moderate renal
impairment (creatinine clearance of 30-50 mL/min). (1) The recommended dose of Campral is two 333...
Orqis receives FDA approval to expand clinical trial of Cancion CRS therapy to 40 centers
...mal aortic flow, induce vasodilatation and improve renal
blood flow. Studies will also focus on hemodynami...educed ventricular and atrial volumes and improved renal
function, as well as whether the CRS therapy may have a sustained effect after removal, offering hop...
New findings on patient safety at children's hospitals
...revealed that children who died of sepsis or acute renal
failure, for example, were almost always children with multiple severe conditions that together would be fatal," Sedman says. "This suggests that the deaths were due to a combination of factors, and might not be preventable no matter what a hospital ...
Requip tablets treat symptoms of primary RLS
...S symptoms, such as iron deficiency, pregnancy and renal
failure. Significant and Sustained Relief from RLS Symptoms Patients in this trial experienced significant improvement in their symptoms at one week of treatment with Requip, continuing through week 12. In total, 267 patients ages 18-79, with mod...
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