Recent Public Health press releases & news

 [PRESSWIRE] LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. - May 1, 2019 -- Prelude Corporation (PreludeDx), a leader in molecular diagnostics and personalized medicine for early stage breast cancer, will present interim results from its large PREDICT study during a poster presentation (Abstract ID: 581643), titled "Interim Analysis of the DCISionRT PREDICT Study: Clinical Utility of a Biologic Signature Predictive of Radiation Therapy (RT) Benefit in Patients with DCIS", at the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX.

[PRESSWIRE] Parma - April 26, 2019 -- The recently published CREDENCE study [1] showed that SGLT2 inhibitors can slow progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in diabetes patients in addition to the effects seen with RAAS blockade. The study results were presented at the World Nephrology Congress in Melbourne and showed that Canagliflozin was associated with a 34% risk reduction of the renal end point (end stage renal disease, doubling of serum creatinine or renal death). The previous day, the SONAR study had shown that the selective endothelin A receptor antagonist, atrasentan, reduced the risk of renal events in a specially selected CKD cohort with diabetes to a similar extent (35%).

 [PRESSWIRE] SAN JOSE, Calif., March 21, 2019 -- BioPharmX Corporation (NYSE American: BPMX), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative medical dermatology products, today announced that it has entered into securities purchase agreements with certain institutional investors for the purchase and sale of 43,645,000 shares of common stock at a price of $0.09 per share in a registered direct offering. The gross proceeds of the offering are expected to be approximately $3.9 million.

[PRESSWIRE] Parma – 18 April 2019 -- Kidney transplantation is the best renal replacement therapy available. Although survival and quality of life are significantly better compared to dialysis patients, transplant recipients nevertheless have a significantly higher cardiovascular morbidity and mortality than healthy people. One recently published study [1] shows current data and derives important conclusions for further long-term improvements in outcomes after kidney transplantation – a highly topical issue, especially for cost reasons and in the event of organ or donor scarcity.

[PRESSWIRE] Parma – 10 April, 2019 -- Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasingly recognized as a systemic condition. It also impacts upon other organ systems and in recent years much attention has focussed specifically on the link between the kidneys and the heart. There is also an association between brain dysfunction and kidney disease; new data shows that even mild CKD correlates with impairment of cognitive function. A new review by Professor Giovambattista Capasso summarizes the current evidence in this field.

 [PRESSWIRE] NEW YORK and BASEL, Switzerland, March 19, 2019 -- Today Roivant subsidiary Urovant Sciences announced topline results from its Phase 3 EMPOWUR trial of vibegron in patients with overactive bladder. Vibegron achieved statistically significant improvements over placebo on both co-primary endpoints of the study as well as all seven key secondary endpoints. Over 30 million Americans over the age of 40 suffer from overactive bladder.

Professor Carmine Zoccali, President of the ERA-EDTA

[PRESSWIRE] Parma - 05 March, 2019 -- 850 million people worldwide are affected by kidney disease [1] – a worrying figure, and one that continues to rise. Prevention of chronic kidney disease is therefore more important than ever, as Professor Carmine Zoccali (Reggio Calabria, Italy), President of the ERA-EDTA, emphasizes on the occasion of World Kidney Day on March 14, 2019.

Professor Zoccali

[PRESSWIRE] Parma - 05 March, 2019 --  “Kidney health for everyone everywhere” – ERA-EDTA has helped to put this motto into practice by offering support for young nephrologists living in disadvantage areas.

[PRESSWIRE] Brussels, 28 February 2019 – Today, Digestive Cancers Europe launched a campaign to promote colorectal cancer screening at the occasion of the start of European Colon Cancer Awareness Month (ECCAM). The event took place at the European Parliament and was hosted by MEP Lieve Wierinck (ALDE).

[PRESSWIRE] Parma – 26 February, 2019 -- A new analysis of the ERA-EDTA Registry [1] reveals a striking gender difference in the incidence and prevalence of end-stage renal disease.