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The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has approved Zemplar ( Paricalcitol ) capsules, an oral, activated vitamin D therapy for prevention and treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism ( SHPT ). ...


Early treatment with drugs that block the renin-angiotensin system ( RAS ) may help prevent diabetes-related kidney disease, even before full-blown diabetes develops. Led by Yukiko Nagai of Kagawa ...


A study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and other institutions, found two common gene variations are associated with the risk for developing chronic kidney disea ...


A Mayo Clinic study found men who experience signs and symptoms of a prostate obstruction resulting from benign prostatic hyperplasia ( BPH ) are three times more likely than other men to develop chr ...


Researchers at Mayo Clinic searching for explanations of high mortality rates among kidney failure patients undergoing hemodialysis are focusing their attention on the use of Heparin, a drug used to r ...


People who receive a kidney transplant are nearly four times more likely to develop melanoma, a rare but deadly form of skin cancer. The study, published in the journal Cancer, indicates that risk ...


Patients with type 1 diabetes have an improved prognosis with regard to end-stage renal disease over the past four decades, and it appears the incidence of end-stage renal disease is lower than previo ...


Night-time hemodialysis patients may have a greater capacity to repair their hearts and blood vessels compared to those on conventional dialysis three times a week, according to a study in the America ...


In a study, published in the American Journal of Hypertension, researchers at the University of Michigan ( U-M ) have reported that blood pressure was higher, and more likely to rise with age, among p ...


Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco ( UCSF ) have determined that there is a strong relationship between being obese and developing end-stage renal disease, or kidney failure. ...


Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that a less aggressive type of surgery designed to spare healthy organ tissue is used infrequently to treat early-stage kidn ...


A three-year multi-center study of kidney-pancreas transplant recipients has identified a new risk factor for impaired kidney function, which may help physicians refine their treatment strategies. ...


Post-operative kidney cancer patients show no increased recurrence-free survival ( RFS ) when given the new vitespen vaccine. However a possible improvement in RFS in patients with early stage disea ...


Large, for-profit dialysis facilities appear to administer higher than necessary amounts of a medication for treating anemia in patients with kidney disease, compared to nonprofit facilities, accord ...


The drug Rituximab causes considerable kidney injury healing in patients with membranous nephropathy, a common form of kidney disease, according to a study appearing in the November 2008 issue of th ...