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Latest kidney failure Stories

2013-07-18 11:17:26

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and collaborators have identified a genetic mutation that causes congenital malformations of the kidney and urinary tract, a common form of birth defect and the most common cause of kidney failure in children.

2013-06-28 13:10:34

Elderly patients with kidney failure may not gain the same benefits from what's considered the gold standard for accessing the blood for dialysis compared with younger patients.

2013-05-24 11:39:25

Maintaining a heart healthy lifestyle may also help protect chronic kidney disease patients from developing kidney failure and dying prematurely.

2013-04-12 12:00:19

More than 590,000 Americans in 2010 were treated for kidney failure.

2013-03-07 15:35:00

Kidney failure affects 25 million individuals in the U.S. and many more throughout the world.

2013-02-15 15:20:59

15% to 25% of dialysis patients die annually.

Your Tongue Is Equipped To Guard Against Excessive Salt Concentrations
2013-02-15 05:26:21

Salt is a necessity for life, yet too much of it can have detrimental effects, such as hypertension or kidney failure in humans. New research from a team of American biochemists has discovered how mammals’ tongues are equipped to guard against ingesting high concentrations of salt.


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plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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