An Experimental Treatment for Primary Hyperoxaluria has Earned Rare Pediatric Disease Designation
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An Experimental Treatment for Primary Hyperoxaluria has Earned Rare Pediatric Disease Designation

According to a story from BioSpace, the biopharmaceutical company Dicerna Therapeutics, Inc. has announced recently that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Rare Pediatric Disease designation to…

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Is There Too Much Variability in Hyperkalemia Management?
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Is There Too Much Variability in Hyperkalemia Management?

  The virtually-held National Kidney Foundation 2020 Spring Clinical Meetings explored various topics relating to nephrological conditions, treatment, and patient outcomes. One presentation, spearheaded by Dr. Adam Weinstein, MD, and…

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New Program Will Let Paramedics Visit Chronically Ill Patients Regularly in Their Homes, Reducing ER Visits
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New Program Will Let Paramedics Visit Chronically Ill Patients Regularly in Their Homes, Reducing ER Visits

Ocala Fire Rescue Department (OFD) has just launched a "community paramedicine program." The primary aim of this new program is to help keep patients who frequently call 911 out of…

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Korsuva Given Breakthrough Therapy Indication, Treats Itching from Chronic Kidney Disease
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Korsuva Given Breakthrough Therapy Indication, Treats Itching from Chronic Kidney Disease

According to a news release from Biospace, recent data from the KALM-2 Phase III trial highlighted how Korsuva, an injectable, is beneficial in treating severe itching associated with severe chronic…

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He Waited Five Years to Receive a Kidney Transplant and Then the Kidney Was Given to the Wrong Patient

According to a report by ABC News, Virtua Health, one of the largest healthcare providers in New Jersey, claimed to have a forty-year history of organ transplant completions. Nonetheless, a…

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NIH-funded studies show stents and surgery no better than medication, lifestyle changes at reducing cardiac events

Researchers find stents, surgery provide higher quality of life for those with chest pain. Invasive procedures such as bypass surgery and stenting—commonly used to treat blocked arteries—are no better at…

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In Response to COVID-19, the American Kidney Fund Launches Emergency Fund for Low Income Patients
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In Response to COVID-19, the American Kidney Fund Launches Emergency Fund for Low Income Patients

The American Kidney Fund (AKF) has recently announced the formation of a Coronavirus Emergency Fund intended to support low income dialysis and transplant patients who may face unanticipated financial challenges…

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Using Machine Learning and Biopsies to Study the Origins of Chronic Kidney Disease Linked to Diabetes
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Using Machine Learning and Biopsies to Study the Origins of Chronic Kidney Disease Linked to Diabetes

According to a story from Healio, chronic kidney disease and diabetes are closely related. Kidney disease is unfortunately a frequent complication of both type 1 and 2 diabetes. In the…

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Acthar Gel Reduces Proteinuria for IgA Nephropathy Patients in Pilot Study
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Acthar Gel Reduces Proteinuria for IgA Nephropathy Patients in Pilot Study

According to a story from Yahoo Finance, the biopharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt recently released findings from an open label pilot study which tested the impact of Acthar Gel (corticotropin injection) as…

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Study Examines Neurological Differences in Cystinosis Patients
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Study Examines Neurological Differences in Cystinosis Patients

In a study published recently in the Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, a team of researchers identified distinct variations in the neuroanatomical and neuropsychiatric phenotypes of cystinosis patients. Phenotype refers to visible,…

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“Do not be an island”: Teamwork prescribed to tackle major demographic trends in vascular disease

Teamwork prescribed to tackle major demographic trends in vascular disease 13th November 2019 207 Marc Bonaca addresses delegates at VIVA 2019 “Caring for vascular patients is going to take a…

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Chronic Kidney Disease is Just One of Many Diseases That Will Become More Prevalent Because of Climate Change
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Chronic Kidney Disease is Just One of Many Diseases That Will Become More Prevalent Because of Climate Change

According to a story from EurekAlert!, farm workers from across the world are experiencing increased rates of chronic kidney disease. The precise reason for the increased rates are unknown, but…

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Researchers Might Have Just Made a Breakthrough Discovery for Treating Rare Proteinopathies

It's common knowledge among researchers who study diseases called toxic proteinopathies that this group of disorders are the result of misfolded proteins that reside in cells. Certain proteins fail to…

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Researchers are Working to Repair a Small Step In a Pathway Involved in Neurodegenerative Diseases

It's common knowledge among researchers who study diseases called toxic proteinopathies, that this grou of disorders are the result of misfolded proteins that reside in cells. Certain proteins fail to…

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New Grant Could Help Physicians Provide “Anticipatory Health Care Instead of Responsive Sick Care”

The Mental Health Rare Genetic Disease Network (MHRGDN) is a newly launched system, developed by the National Institute of Mental Health. The MHRGDN spans 15 research sites across the country…

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