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Clinicians and members of the renal care team get up-to-date news on the latest drug trials, research, treatment, and health care trends


Diabetes screening rates in the US are below ADA recommendations

Only about half of of the people the American Diabetes Association recommends should be screened for type 2 diabetes are being screened

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FDA responds to NRAA's request to consider allowing import of PD solutions

The FDA said it considers working with companies that manufacture drugs that are approved in non-U.S. markets when there is a shortage of a medically necessary drug

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Keryx starts phase 3 study to expand Ferric Citrate indication to non-dialysis dependent CKD patients

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc. has begun a Phase 3 study of Ferric Citrate to treat iron deficiency anemia in patients with non-dialysis dependent chronic kidney disease

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Diabetes researchers urge for new screening and management approach

Treating patients with prediabetes as if they had diabetes could help prevent or delay the most severe complications associated with this chronic disease, according to doctors at three research institutions and the American Diabetes Association

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Adult diabetes rates plateau in US

Adult diabetes rates have leveled off from 2008–2012 in the U.S., but the rates among black adults continued to increase

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Once-weekly diabetes drug omarigliptin shows similar efficacy to once-daily Januvia in phase 3 study

In a study in Japanese patients, Merck's investigational once-weekly type 2 diabetes drug omarigliptin provided comparable efficacy and tolerability to it its once-daily Januvia (sitagliptin), according to data presented at the 50th European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meetin

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Frenova Renal Research will collaborate with Covance to develop new treatments for CKD, ESRD

Frenova Renal Research, a research and development division owned by Fresenius Medical Care North America, will be collaborating with drug development company Covance Inc. to find more effective treatments for CKD and ESRD

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ASN Foundation for Kidney Research announces inaugural Bennett Clinical Scholar

Jane Schell, MD, an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, is the inaugural recipient of the William and Sandra Bennett Clinical Scholars program from the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research

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Cooling of dialysis fluids protects against brain damage

Simple step may help protect against cognitive, psychological, and functional abnormalities in dialysis patients

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FDA clears NxStage's single needle technology for dialysis patients

OneSite uses a dual lumen needle design offered in a sharp version with MasterGuard and a buttonhole version with SteriPick

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