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Renal failure or kidney failure is where the kidneys fail to function adequately. Renal failure is divided in acute and chronic forms; either form may be due to a large number of other medical problems.
Long-term use of herbal remedies may not guarantee safety

Long-term use of herbal remedies may not guarantee safety

Millions of people around the world use herbal health remedies, following a tradition that began millennia ago. Many believe that herbs are safe because they have been used for many years, but researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and Stony Brook University are raising awareness that long-term use of herbal remedies is no guarantee of their safety. The invited commentary appears in EMBO reports. [More]
Entresto drug shows added benefit in symptomatic chronic heart failure

Entresto drug shows added benefit in symptomatic chronic heart failure

The fixed-dose combination of sacubitril and valsartan (trade name: Entresto) has been approved since November 2015 for adults with symptomatic chronic heart failure with reduced pump function (ejection fraction). The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) now examined in an early benefit assessment whether this drug combination offers an added benefit for patients in comparison with the appropriate comparator therapy. [More]
Many kidney transplant patients may benefit from lower-than-standard dose of CNIs

Many kidney transplant patients may benefit from lower-than-standard dose of CNIs

The kidney is the most commonly transplanted organ in the United States, with more than 17,000 transplants performed each year. Following kidney transplant, patients are routinely placed on a regimen of immunosuppressant medications to prevent organ rejection, which often includes calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) as the backbone medication of this regimen. [More]
Pioneering progress on ADPKD: an interview with Tess Harris

Pioneering progress on ADPKD: an interview with Tess Harris

ADPKD is a chronic, progressive and inherited kidney disease characterized by fluid-filled cysts that develop in the kidneys and other organs. It is the most common inherited kidney disease, and affects millions worldwide. [More]
Scientists trace one of the causes of ischemia renal failure

Scientists trace one of the causes of ischemia renal failure

Every year acute renal failure affects over 13 million people and leads to 1.7 million deaths across the globe. It often develops when an insufficient supply of oxygen reaches the kidneys, a condition called ischemia. [More]
ISHLT issues new list of criteria to determine patient eligibility for heart transplant

ISHLT issues new list of criteria to determine patient eligibility for heart transplant

To determine patient eligibility for heart transplant, the International Society for Heart Lung Transplantation maintains a list of criteria, first issued in 2006, that acts as a guideline for physicians. [More]
CTA scans with reduced amount of contrast medium and radiation dose still provide good image quality

CTA scans with reduced amount of contrast medium and radiation dose still provide good image quality

Wouter Nijhof obtained his PhD at the University of Twente for the research he conducted in collaboration with the Radiology department at the Jeroen Bosch Hospital in 's-Hertogenbosch. [More]
Zurampic (lesinurad) approved to treat high levels of hyperuricemia associated with gout

Zurampic (lesinurad) approved to treat high levels of hyperuricemia associated with gout

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Zurampic (lesinurad) to treat high levels of uric acid in the blood (hyperuricemia) associated with gout, when used in combination with a xanthine oxidase inhibitor (XOI), a type of drug approved to reduce the production of uric acid in the body. [More]
Shingles vaccine can help protect elderly patients with end-stage renal disease

Shingles vaccine can help protect elderly patients with end-stage renal disease

Elderly patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who received the shingles vaccine were half as likely to develop shingles compared to those who were not vaccinated. The new study from Kaiser Permanente, published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, also found the best protection against shingles was achieved when patients received the vaccination shortly after beginning dialysis. [More]
Egalet, Teva sign agreement to commercialize SPRIX Nasal Spray in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank

Egalet, Teva sign agreement to commercialize SPRIX Nasal Spray in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank

Egalet Corporation, a fully integrated specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing innovative treatments for pain and other conditions, today announced a collaboration agreement with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., a leading global pharmaceutical company. [More]
Lilly, Merck announce another immuno-oncology collaboration

Lilly, Merck announce another immuno-oncology collaboration

Eli Lilly and Company and Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced another immuno-oncology collaboration that will evaluate abemaciclib (LY2835219), Lilly's cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) 4 and 6 inhibitor, and Merck's KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab) in a Phase I study across multiple tumor types. [More]
Plasmacytoid dendritic cells may not contribute to late-stage lupus

Plasmacytoid dendritic cells may not contribute to late-stage lupus

For years, biomedical researchers have suspected that a specific set of immune cells are responsible for causing disease in lupus patients, but until now they haven't known for sure one way or the other. [More]
Takeda presents Phase 3 TOURMALINE-MM1 data for multiple myeloma at ASH 2015

Takeda presents Phase 3 TOURMALINE-MM1 data for multiple myeloma at ASH 2015

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited today announced results from the TOURMALINE-MM1 trial presented at the 57th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), showing that treatment with NINLARO (ixazomib) capsules is effective in extending progression free survival (PFS) with a manageable tolerability profile in patients with relapsed and/or refractory multiple myeloma. [More]
Testosterone treatment can benefit men with Type 2 diabetes

Testosterone treatment can benefit men with Type 2 diabetes

Men with Type 2 diabetes who have low testosterone levels can benefit significantly from testosterone treatment. [More]
European and North American blood pressure guidelines may increase stroke risk in older Asian patients

European and North American blood pressure guidelines may increase stroke risk in older Asian patients

European and North American blood pressure guidelines, issued last year, may actually boost the stroke risk if used for Asian patients, particularly the elderly, suggests an expert opinion published online in the journal Heart Asia. [More]
RPCI-led researchers identify strategies to prevent acute kidney injury

RPCI-led researchers identify strategies to prevent acute kidney injury

Acute kidney injury (AKI), also known as acute renal failure, is one of the main contributors to death and disability worldwide, yet no preventive treatment for the condition has been established. In a new study published in the journal Cell Death and Differentiation, a team of researchers led by scientists from Roswell Park Cancer Institute reports that they have identified 10 genes whose inhibition appears to protect kidney cells. [More]
New collaboration aims to develop novel generation artificial pancreas

New collaboration aims to develop novel generation artificial pancreas

Debiotech SA, the ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research of the University of Bern - and the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition of the Bern University Hospital "Inselspital" are proud to announce the start of an exclusive collaboration to develop a novel generation artificial pancreas. [More]
Lilly, Merck expand oncology clinical trial collaboration

Lilly, Merck expand oncology clinical trial collaboration

Eli Lilly and Company and Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced the extension of an existing collaboration to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the combination of Lilly's ALIMTA (pemetrexed for injection) and Merck's KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab) in a pivotal Phase III study in first-line nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). [More]
Potential treatment strategy for glycogen storage disease

Potential treatment strategy for glycogen storage disease

Researchers from the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore and Duke Medicine have identified a potential treatment strategy for an often-fatal inherited glycogen storage disease. [More]
Presence of tophi in people with gout can increase risk of developing cardiovascular disease

Presence of tophi in people with gout can increase risk of developing cardiovascular disease

The presence of tophi - crystal deposits of uric acid found on the surface of the joints or in the skin and cartilage - in people with gout can increase their risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to research presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in San Francisco. [More]
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