chronic kidney failure


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Noun1.chronic kidney failure - renal failure that can result from a variety of systemic disorders
kidney failure, renal failure - inability of the kidneys to excrete wastes and to help maintain the electrolyte balance
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The centre is meant to meet the need to improve quality of services to patients with chronic kidney failure for them to lead a smooth life.
In addition to the boxed warning, the new labeling provides specific instructions for dosage adjustments and hemoglobin monitoring for chronic kidney failure patients who do not respond to ESA treatment with an adequate increase in their hemoglobin levels.
Maintaining higher hemoglobin levels in patients with chronic kidney failure increases the risk for death and serious cardiovascular reactions such as stroke, heart attack or heart failure.
Recent studies show that when patients with chronic kidney failure receive a higher than recommended dose of an ESA, they are more likely to die or experience blood clots, strokes, heart failure, and heart attacks.
Scientists know that people with apoE-II, the least common form, have a heightened risk of chronic kidney failure.

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