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FDA permits marketing of mobile medical apps for continuous glucose monitoring

The FDA will allow marketing of the first set of mobile medical apps that allow people with diabetes to automatically and securely share data from a continuous glucose monitor with other people in real-time using an Apple mobile device such as an iPhone


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High blood calcium levels linked with increased risk of premature death in dialysis patients

Elevated blood levels of calcium and phosphorus are linked with an increased risk of premature death in kidney disease patients on dialysis, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology


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FDA approves iron replacement drug for dialysis patients Triferic

Triferic is delivered to hemodialysis patients via dialysate, replacing the ongoing iron losses that occur during their dialysis treatment

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FDA approves Baxter's continuous renal replacement therapy solution

The FDA has granted Phoxillum orphan drug designation for use in CRRT


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Researchers prevent type 1 diabetes in lab

New approach stops destruction of beta cells, preserves insulin production


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New tool helps measure patients’ readiness to make decisions about starting dialysis

Patients who had knowledge about their options and had fewer lifestyle barriers to home dialysis were more likely to be ready to make decisions


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Study provides insights into the role of genetic variants in focal segmental glomerulosclerosis

Among patients with a kidney disease called focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, those who had certain genetic variants tended to have more advanced disease when they were diagnosed


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DOPPS Practice Monitor shows continued decline in hemoglobin and rise in parathyroid hormone levels for dialysis patients

Emerging trends in U.S. hemodialysis practice through August 2014, based on a national sample of U.S dialysis facilities, are included in the latest DPM update, at DOPPS.org/DPM


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FDA clears AmeriWater’s Heatsan dialysis heat disinfection system

The system can disinfect two separate distribution loops while providing hot water to dialysis machines


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Some older adults with diabetes are overtreated, study suggests

In older patients with multiple medical conditions, aggressively controlling blood sugar with insulin and sulfonylurea drugs could lead to over-treatment and hypoglycemia


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