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2014-07-18 12:00:52

American Society of Nephrology Living kidney donation rates dropping among low income populations in the US The decline in living kidney donation over the past several years has been concerning and is poorly understood. A study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) identifies low income as an important barrier to living donation, and more importantly, implies that this barrier is becoming more difficult to overcome over time. The...

2014-07-13 23:03:02

Vkool.com reviews the Duncan Capicchiano’s Kidney Disease Solution, which is a newly updated book for improving kidney function. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 According to the Kidney Disease Solution book review recently updated by Vkool.com, this is a step by step guide on what to do to eliminate the root cause of kidney impairment easily and quickly. Vkool writes in its review that readers can easily learn what foods to avoid and what foods to eat to revitalize their kidney...

Hot Days May Increase Odds Of Developing Kidney Stones
2014-07-11 09:27:32

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online According to a new study, as daily temperatures rise, more patients seek treatment for kidney stones. The research team discovered among several US cities with varying climates there is a correlation between hot days and kidney stones in 60,000 people. "We found that as daily temperatures rise, there is a rapid increase in the probability of patients presenting over the next 20 days with kidney stones," said study leader Gregory...

2014-07-10 08:27:57

The Family Reunion Health Guide helps families talk about the connection between diabetes, high blood pressure, and kidney disease WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) offers the Family Reunion Health Guide to help African American families talk at family reunions and other summer events about the connection between kidney disease, and more common conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. Designed to be used by...

2014-07-10 04:21:24

STOCKHOLM, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmalink AB, a specialty pharma company focused on orphan and niche products, has had core patents for its late-stage clinical candidate Nefecon(R) issued in the key markets United States, Europe, China and Hong Kong. A patent is pending in Japan. Nefecon is a potential disease-modifying treatment for patients with primary IgA nephropathy at risk of developing end-stage renal disease. Nefecon has shown positive results in an...

2014-07-10 00:20:46

--CHOP-Led Research Finds Link between Hotter Days, Kidney Stones in U.S. Adults and Children-- PHILADELPHIA, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As daily temperatures increase, so does the number of patients seeking treatment for kidney stones. In a study that may both reflect and foretell a warming planet's impact on human health, a research team found a link between hot days and kidney stones in 60,000 patients in several U.S. cities with varying climates. "We found that as daily...

2014-07-08 08:31:07

Special Guest Recording Artist and Former NxStage System One patient, David RUSH LAWRENCE, Mass., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: NxStage Kidney Care will be hosting a Grand Opening celebration and ribbon cutting reception for its new state-of-the- art dialysis center in Jacksonville, Florida. The Grand Opening event, which is open to the public, will include a ribbon cutting reception, tours of the 6,300 sq. ft. facility, and an opportunity to...

2014-07-03 11:16:59

NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases NIH study suggests people with either should be monitored for both Acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are closely intertwined, with each disease a risk factor for developing the other and sharing other risk factors in common, as well as sharing causes for the diseases to get worse, and outcomes, suggests a comprehensive analysis by scientists at the National Institutes of Health and George...

2014-06-28 23:00:21

The Beat Kidney Disease program is now reviewed by http://www.DailyGossip.org. The magazine indicates that this is a simple, but a very effective method of enhancing kidneys health. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) June 28, 2014 The Beat Kidney Disease review reveals that the new program will teach users how to lower creatinine levels, as well as how to use certain safe remedies to heal the kidneys, in a natural way. The new method was conceived as a step by step cure plan, so patients can...

2014-06-19 09:49:24

King's College London Heart attack patients with kidney problems may not be getting the full treatment they need, according to a new study led by King's College London. The study found that patients admitted to hospital with chest pains and poorly functioning kidneys are less likely to be given an angiogram and early invasive treatment, which might increase their chance of surviving a heart attack. People admitted to hospital with a suspected heart attack are normally offered early...


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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