Otros Medios

Lungs play a role in making platelets in mice.

Fox News (reporting on study in Nature): Scientists studying the lungs of mice discovered to their surprise that the lungs produced about half the platelets, blood components necessary for stanching, in the creatures' circulation, according to a release.
Fecha: 23 marzo 2017

Smartphones to become pocket doctors.

Telegraph: Professor Shwetak Patel, of the University of Washington is currently devising an app which can detect red blood cell levels simply by placing a finger over the camera and flash, so that a bright beam of light shines through the skin. Such a blood screening tool could quickly spot anaemia...
Fecha: 22 febrero 2017

Pharmacies miss some drug interactions that are known to cause serious issues.

Chicago Tribune: The Tribune reporter walked into an Evanston CVS pharmacy carrying two prescriptions: one for a common antibiotic, the other for a popular anti-cholesterol drug.Taken alone, these two drugs, clarithromycin and simvastatin, are relatively safe. But taken together they can cause a sev...
Fecha: 28 diciembre 2016

ASN Kidney Week 2016 abstract book link (PDF, 50 mB file)

Here is the link to the 2016 Kidney Week abstracts
Fecha: 31 octubre 2016

FDA warns about hepatitis B reactivation with direct acting hepatitis C antivirals.

Patients who have already been infected by the HB virus and those who have ongoing infection are likely to develop serious liver conditions or even death when treated with HC direct-acting antiviral drugs for HC infection. The FDA has mandated the inclusion of "Boxed Warning," a prominent warning co...
Fecha: 05 octubre 2016

HDCN key zone access password problem fixed.

Key zone access to HDCN has been fixed. Apologies to all for the server error message, which is due to a programming error made several days ago.
Fecha: 01 septiembre 2016

Good Staph. in the nose makes novel peptide antibiotic that kills bad Staph.

FoxNews (Reuters): Scientists in Germany have discovered a bacteria hiding out in peoples' noses that produces an antibiotic compound that can kill several dangerous pathogens, including the superbug MRSA.
Fecha: 28 julio 2016

Hemodialysis University Chicago, Sept. 9-10 (up to 12 CME/CEUs)

ISHD: Come to Chicago to experience a top tier educational activity hosted by the International Society for Hemodialysis, held in late summer / early fall, when Chicago is at its most beautiful (September 9th and 10th, 2016). The program is designed to foster discussion and questions and answers to ...
Fecha: 24 julio 2016

FDA authorizes use of first device to treat patients with dialysis-related amyloidosis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized use of Lixelle Beta 2-microglobulin Apheresis Column, the first device to treat dialysis-related amyloidosis (DRA).
Fecha: 09 marzo 2015

Queen's University breakthrough to take the pain out of catheters

A new pharmaceutical product that could significantly improve quality of life for catheter users all over the world is to be developed by Queen's University Belfast after it won a national award.
Fecha: 09 marzo 2015
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