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2014-09-23 23:09:18

Beverly Hills urologist at Comprehensive Urology comments on study linking hotter days to a higher prevalence of kidney stones in American adults and children. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 A 2014 study supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has found that rising temperatures and hotter days are leading to more cases of adults and children developing kidney stones. Researchers based their findings on 60,000 patients from 2005 -...

2014-09-18 12:29:13

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept 18, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Don Cherry and Terry Leon receive National Awards at Kidney Foundation of Canada 50(th) Anniversary Breakfast in recognition of their outstanding commitment to raising awareness of organ donation and the importance of early risk assessment for kidney disease. Their family experiences with kidney failure are poignantly shared in the Foundation's 50 Kidney Stories anniversary magazine. Don Cherry - Recipient, Kidney Foundation of Canada...

2014-09-18 08:29:26

-ATHENA to Shed Light on Rare, Life-Threatening Kidney Disease - LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: RGLS), a biopharmaceutical company leading the discovery and development of innovative medicines targeting microRNAs, announced today it has initiated its ATHENA natural history of disease study in patients with Alport syndrome, a life-threatening genetic kidney disease with no approved therapy. The ATHENA study is designed to...

2014-09-18 08:28:39

Nurses Serve as the Heart of Care Delivery DENVER, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, recognizes its over 13,000 nephrology nurses during Nephrology Nurses Week, Sept. 14-20, 2014. Nephrology nurses are part of a dedicated clinical team that specializes in providing life-sustaining care for patients with kidney disease or abnormal kidney function. Nephrology...

2014-09-17 16:27:22

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients at DSI McMinnville Dialysis clinic now have another option when it comes to choosing a dialysis treatment that is right for them. DSI Renal, a leading provider of dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure, announced today that their McMinnville location will now offer patients the opportunity to receive treatment at home through their Peritoneal Dialysis program. DSI McMinnville will also provide...

2014-09-12 08:25:05

GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Now in its 12th year of providing a voice for people who have kidney disease and are passionate about writing, Renal Support Network (RSN) announces the winners of its Annual Essay Contest. This year's theme was "Explain a Choice You've Made to Improve your Health and How It Could Benefit Others." Entrants needed to meet only one qualification-- to have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. Essays were submitted from patients...

2014-09-09 08:30:32

Individuals Ride to Raise Awareness of Kidney Disease and Funds for Medical Missions During Three-Day Event DENVER, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA), one of the nation's largest and most innovative health care communities, today announced that the eighth annual Tour DaVita® - a three-day, 250-mile bike ride to raise awareness of kidney disease and funds for medical missions in the United States and abroad - will kick off on September 14 at...

2014-09-08 08:31:48

NephroCheck® Test System Receives FDA Clearance In United States For Risk Assessment Of Acute Kidney Injury SAN DIEGO, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A novel test used to assess risk for acute kidney injury (AKI) could help physicians significantly improve management of intensive care unit (ICU) patients at risk for AKI, who annually account for 5 million admissions.[1] Inadequacies in assessment and management of AKI have been cited as contributing to an increased number of deaths...

2014-09-05 08:24:03

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In less than two months, several experts in nephrology are slated to present during NRAA's third annual Medical Directors' Workshop and Nephrology Symposium in Chicago, Illinois, October 17 and 18. In joint providership with Cleveland Clinic, this two-day workshop was designed by the NRAA to address the most pressing medical challenges faced by today's dialysis facilities. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140904/143192 Logo -...

2014-09-04 08:30:11

Speak to Canadians fighting a life-threatening kidney disease TORONTO, Sept. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - While 46-year-old Cheri Barton looks like she is nine months pregnant, she isn't. Cheri has autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), a life-threatening, genetic disease that causes multiple cysts to form on the kidneys, resulting in massive enlargement of the kidneys (up to three to four times their normal size) and can impact the function of surrounding organs, like the...


Latest Kidney Reference Libraries

Kidney
2013-04-30 13:58:54

Kidneys are the organs in the body that regulate blood pressure, electrolytes, acid-base homeostasis and other homeostatic functions. Formation and Orientation Kidneys can be found in the abdominal cavity, one on each side of the spine in the retroperitoneum, located at the back of the abdominal cavity. Kidneys are usually 11 to 14 centimeters long, six centimeters wide and four centimeters thick. The parenchyma of the kidney is made up of the renal cortex and the renal medulla....

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy
2013-03-04 16:24:04

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) is the noninvasive treatment of kidney stones, stones in the gallbladder as well as calcium build ups in the liver using acoustic pulses. Procedure A lithotriptor breaks up the calcium stones without damage being done to the patient through the use of high-intensity, externally-applied, focused acoustic pulses. By laying the patient down on their back and placing a water-filled coupling device under the back at the level of the kidneys, the...

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Word of the Day
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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'