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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


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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Rockwell Medical receives FDA approval for Calcitriol

June 23, 2014

Calcitriol injection is indicated in the management of hypocalcemia in patients undergoing chronic renal dialysis

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Raising low vitamin D levels lowers risk of prediabetes progressing to diabetes, in study

June 22, 2014

Vitamin D and calcium supplementation along with diet and exercise may prevent type 2 diabetes in prediabetic individuals who have insufficient vitamin D in their bodies, a study from India suggests

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Investigational Type 2 diabetes drug lowers blood pressure, blood sugar in study

June 22, 2014

An investigational drug to treat Type 2 diabetes, empagliflozin, lowers blood pressure in patients with Type 2 diabetes and hypertension, a new study finds

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Study finds important differences in hospitalization rates among racial and ethnic groups on dialysis

June 20, 2014

The differences are not consistent across age groups and also differ by causes of hospitalization

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UC Irvine Health receives NIH award to study kidney disease, track treatment methods

June 19, 2014

UC Irvine Health will use a $3.4 million grant from the NIDDK to examine the transition of care in chronic kidney disease

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