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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


Saltier diet might boost cardiovascular risk in Type 2 diabetes patients

July 23, 2014

A saltier diet might boost the cardiovascular risk from type 2 diabetes, according to Japanese researchers

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Amgen parathyroid drug for dialysis patients reaches endpoints in phase 3 study

July 18, 2014

Amgen announced that more than 75% of hemodialysis patients who received the experimental drug AMG 416 (as part of a phase 3 study experienced a drop in their parathyroid hormone levels of more than 30%

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Baxter initiates voluntary worldwide recall of four lots of IV solutions

July 17, 2014

Baxter International Inc. is voluntarily recalling four lots of intravenous solutions to the hospital and user level

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Hospira voluntarily recalls one lot of Lactated Ringers and 5% Dextrose Injection

July 16, 2014

Hospira Inc. is initiating a voluntary nationwide user-level recall of one lot of Lactated Ringers and 5% Dextrose Injection due to one confirmed customer report where particulate was identified within the solution of the primary container

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Cost of anticlotting medication in dialysis catheters may be offset by reduced complications

July 11, 2014

Using an expensive agent to prevent blood clots in dialysis catheters may turn out to be less costly overall due to its ability to reduce medical complications

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Acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease each a risk of the other

July 7, 2014

The diseases also have similar factors that cause them to get worse, and similar outcomes, a new study suggests

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FDA approves MannKind's inhaled insulin

July 2, 2014

The FDA has approved Afrezza Inhalation Powder, a rapid-acting inhaled insulin to improve glycemic control in adults with diabetes mellitus

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Insulin, other drugs may do more harm than good for some type 2 diabetes patients

July 1, 2014

Harm to quality of life outweighs benefits of treatment for older patients and those with negative feelings about side effects, burden of medication

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Risk factors for chronic kidney disease are present decades before diagnosis

June 27, 2014

Obesity, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, and diabetes increase future risk

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Physical fitness level affects kidney function in Type 2 diabetes patients

June 25, 2014

Adults with Type 2 diabetes who improve their physical fitness lower their chances of getting chronic kidney disease, and they can improve their kidney function if they already have kidney damage

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