The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is requesting that manufacturers package antiseptics indicated for preoperative or preinjection skin preparation in single-use containers.
Preeclampsia during pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk of developing kidney failure, according to a study,“Preeclampsia and End-Stage Renal Disease: A United States Renal Data System Linkage Study” (Abstract 1671), presented at ASN Kidney Week 2013.
New research presented at the Euro-Chapter of the International Union of Angiology has identified the potential for screening early risk factors of chronic kidney disease1 (CKD). There are an estimated 45,000 premature deaths annually associated with the disease2.
Results from the FIND-CKD study were presented at the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The FIND-CKD results demonstrate that Ferinject® (ferric carboxymaltose) targeting a serum ferritin of 400-600 ug/L in patients with non-dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (ND-CKD) and iron deficiency anaemia significantly reduces or delays the need for alternative anaemia management (such as erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) or blood transfusion).
Three new studies suggest that controlling dietary acid intake could help improve kidney health. Results of these studies will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2013 November 5-10 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.
Two new studies highlight the potential negative effects that soft drinks and sugar can have on kidney health. Results of these studies were presented at ASN Kidney Week 2013 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.
For the first time, researchers have linked high levels of inhaled particulate matter by first responders at Ground Zero to kidney damage. Researchers from the WTC-CHEST Program, a subset of the World Trade Center Health Program Clinical Center for Excellence at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, presented their new findings at the 2013 American Society of Nephrology meeting during National Kidney Week.