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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Are People With Chronic Kidney Disease Being Excluded From Clinical Trials and Access to New Therapies?

Major European and international kidney associations have joined in an awareness campaign to stress the urgent need to include patients with chronic kidney disease in clinical trials. In a recent…

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Study Suggests Russian Healthcare Providers May Be Critically Uninformed About Fabry Disease
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Study Suggests Russian Healthcare Providers May Be Critically Uninformed About Fabry Disease

According to a publication from Fabry Disease News, Russian researchers recently screened over five-and-a-half thousand patients for Fabry disease while they continued with prescribed hemodialysis. The researchers' study, published in…

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Drug Shows Potential in Treating Hyperkalemia Associated With End-Stage Kidney Disease
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Drug Shows Potential in Treating Hyperkalemia Associated With End-Stage Kidney Disease

According to a story from BioPortfolio, the biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca recently announced the release of positive results from a phase 3b clinical trial. This trial was testing the safety and…

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First Patient Enrolled in Phase 3 Trial for Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease
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First Patient Enrolled in Phase 3 Trial for Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

Do you have ADPKD? If you or someone you know has ADPKD, email us at Contribute@patientworthy.com. We'd love to hear from you about your experience! According to a story from…

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The FDA is Reversing Course on Unapproved Products Sold by Stem Cell Manufacturers

  The FDA’s “untitled letter” to R3 Stem Cell (R3), based in Scottsdale Arizona, cautioned R3 that the product they are marketing is considered a drug. It must, therefore, be…

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Improvements in Treatment Access are Helping Indigenous Chronic Kidney Disease Patients, but More Changes are Needed
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Improvements in Treatment Access are Helping Indigenous Chronic Kidney Disease Patients, but More Changes are Needed

According to a story from abc.net.au, the local health services from northwest Queensland, Australia have recently been tasked with managing dialysis treatment centers in the region. This has improved access…

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