Affymax, Takeda Recall of All Lots of Omontys Injection
Affymax, Inc. and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited today have decided to voluntarily recall all lots of OMONTYS® (peginesatide) Injection to the user level as a result of new post-marketing reports regarding serious hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis, which can be life threatening or fatal.
Hurting Kidneys in Major Surgeries
Surgery can be a lifesaving measure for patients suffering from a number of diseases. Sometimes, though, surgery can lead to serious complications, including kidney damage.
Classes for Your Kidney Transplant
Certain populations, such as African Americans, are less likely than whites to get a kidney transplant when they need it. This may be happening because patients do not know about the entire transplant process.
Don't Hate on Peritoneal Dialysis
Patients with end-stage renal disease who choose to undergo peritoneal dialysis have no greater risk of catheter infection than those who go through hemodialysis.
Keep Me Informed, Please
A recent survey reveals that many patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) want more information on the various treatment options available to them.
Kidneys on the Move
Johns Hopkins researchers have found that kidneys shipped on ice for transplant are just as safe and effective as kidneys that come from donors in the same hospital where the transplant operation takes place.