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HEART IN DIAMOND SURVEY REVEALS FEW PEOPLE ARE AWARE CREMATION DIAMONDS EXIST

 

[PRESSWIRE] US - 07 June, 2021 -- Despite becoming increasingly popular, diamonds made from ashes are still something of a taboo subject. As they’re rarely spoken about in the open, there are many common misconceptions about the unique gemstones. Some people don’t even know they exist. 

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Lung sonography is an useful guide to lung decongestion in hemodialysis patients at high cardiovascular risk

 

Dangerous lung congestion or overhydration can be detected relatively easily in dialysis patients by means of ultrasound examinations and the application of this technique is useful to safely guide lung decongestion.

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Mechanisms of kidney protection by gliflozins

 

There is now evidence of how SGLT2 inhibitors slow the progression of chronic kidney disease, regardless of diabetes status...

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The ACCOLADE study on C3 glomerulopathy

 

The selective C5a receptor inhibitor avacopan could be used in future to treat immune-mediated inflammatory disorders in C3G renal disease.

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Healthy environment, healthy kidneys! The ERA-EDTA takes the lead on climate change and health

 

[PRESSWIRE] Italy – 06 June, 2021 -- Climate change represents one of the greatest global health threats of our time. In choosing Healthy Environment, Healthy Kidneys as the theme for the 2021 fully virtual Congress, the ERA-EDTA highlights the central role of nephrologists and other health professionals in advocacy for global efforts to reduce emissions and protect against climate change.

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Dapagliflozin provides kidney protection even in cases of FSGS kidney disease

 

The progressive loss of renal function in focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) was reduced by half in the DAPA-CKD study...

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A targeted treatment for IgA nephropathy at last?

 

Iptacopan, an oral, alternative complement pathway inhibitor of Factor B, could provide the first therapy targeted at one of the key drivers of IgAN...

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Targeted COVID-19 therapy: What can we learn from autoimmune kidney diseases?

 

[PRESSWIRE] Italy – 05 June, 2021 -- That viruses and bacteria can trigger autoimmune processes is well known. In autoimmune disease, the immune system attacks the body’s own cells, which can become life-threatening, for example in lupus nephritis.

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COVID-19 as systemic disease: What does that mean for kidneys?

 

[PRESSWIRE] Italy – 05 June, 2021 -- Renal tropism or virus detection can be associated with severe course, greater incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) and earlier death – yet the immediate role of the virus in the kidney has not been clarified.

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‘Strong Kidneys’. Europe-wide campaigns for healthy kidneys

 

[PRESSWIRE] Italy – 05 June, 2021 -- One in ten adults in Europe has reduced kidney function. It is a cruel fact that many of those affected do not notice their progressive renal insufficiency.