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Farxiga granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation by FDA

Farxiga granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation by FDA

Farxiga has been given Breakthrough Therapy Designation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients with chronic kidney disease. Farxiga has recently shown encouraging...
First medicine to prolong survival in patients with chronic kidney disease

First medicine to prolong survival in patients with chronic kidney disease

In a groundbreaking Phase III trial AstraZeneca’s Farxiga has shown reduction in the risk of kidney failure and cardiovascular or renal death in patients...
Farxiga meets endpoints in trial for the treatment of chronic kidney disease

Farxiga meets endpoints in trial for the treatment of chronic kidney disease

Farxiga has been shown to significantly reduce the worsening of renal function or risk of death in patients with chronic kidney disease with and...
Patients with type 2 diabetes may have missed out on a vital kidney test

Patients with type 2 diabetes may have missed out on a vital kidney test

A UK-wide survey, conducted by Napp Pharmaceuticals, suggests that over half of GPs and nurses treating patients with type 2 diabetes do not carry...
Could AI improve care for patients with kidney failure?

Could AI improve care for patients with kidney failure?

A new study has shown that artificial intelligence technology may improve care for patients needing dialysis. Machine learning, a form of artificial intelligence, may help...

Kidney disease may be prevented by a healthy diet

Maintaining a healthy diet may help prevent kidney disease, according to an analysis of published studies. Making dietary changes can help slow the progression of...
World’s first life-saving 3D printed kidney changing the game for surgical operations

World’s first life-saving 3D printed kidney changing the game for surgical operations

At this years SXSW event, the 3D printed kidney took the spotlight, highlighting the technology behind the procedure and demonstrating the future of complex...
Did you know drug combination could treat advanced kidney cancer?

Did you know drug combination could treat advanced kidney cancer?

According to researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA, a drug combination could potentially become the first-line treatment for patients with advanced kidney cancer. Patients who...
Treatment of acute kidney injury achieved through protecting the mitochondria

Treatment of acute kidney injury achieved through mitochondria protection

Scientists have described the natural mechanism for temporarily protecting the mitochondria is key to decoding the treatment of acute kidney injury. For the first time,...
Aerobic exercise may improve kidney function in obesity

Aerobic exercise may improve kidney function in obesity

Researchers find that aerobic exercise may reduce the risk of diabetes related kidney disease and may even improve kidney function in obesity. Kidney, renal, disease...
Aerobic exercise reduces symptoms of chronic kidney disease

Aerobic exercise reduces symptoms of chronic kidney disease

12 weeks' worth of aerobic and strength-based exercise reduces symptoms and levels of fatigue in patients with chronic kidney disease, a new study has...
Detect kidney cancer 5 years earlier through blood test

Detect kidney cancer five years earlier through blood test

According to research published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, a marker in the blood could help predict the risk that a person will...
Strategies to improve patient outcomes in kidney transplantation

Strategies to improve patient outcomes in kidney transplantation

Professor Luuk Hilbrands, chair of the DESCARTES working group of the ERA-EDTA, discusses the hurdles that remain in kidney transplantation and how they might...
Diagnosis and delay: an approach to addressing diabetic kidney disease

Diagnosis and delay: an approach to addressing diabetic kidney disease

Health Europa takes a look at the causes, diagnosis and treatment of diabetic kidney disease and investigates what is being done at a European...
AMPK activator O304 – a novel treatment for Type 2 diabetes and diabetic kidney disease

AMPK activator O304 – a novel treatment for Type 2 diabetes and diabetic kidney...

The high and increasing unmet patient need in diabetic kidney disease demands new drugs. Betagenon AB has the answer. Globally, approximately 40% of Type 2...
Raising the standards for chronic kidney disease treatment

Raising the standards for chronic kidney disease treatment

Health Europa looks at the calls from Europe’s associations and alliances for the prevention, detection and development of a variety of treatments for chronic...

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