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2015-04-23 12:31:12

Company recognizes need for patients to learn about their treatment options during 'Donate Life' Month DENVER, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

2015-04-23 08:26:41

2015 Theme: "How Have You Used Your Experiences to Give Hope to Others with Kidney Disease?" GLENDALE, Calif., April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Renal Support Network (RSN),

2015-04-22 08:35:27

Patients and Families Invited to RV Tour Open House on Monday, May 18th at Casselberry Center LAWRENCE, Mass., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

2015-04-15 23:05:35

Allegheny General Hospital's Center for Abdominal Transplantation played a pivotal role in a 68-surgery, 34-transplant chain, making the gift of life possible for two Pittsburgh-area patients

2015-04-15 12:29:55

DENVER, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Denver-area residents and Centura Health's Porter Adventist Hospital are part of the longest multi-center "kidney chain" ever accomplished.

2015-04-15 08:20:41

DENVER, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.

2015-04-14 08:29:50

Monroeville, PA center invites patients and their families to education sessions on Chronic Kidney Disease and treatment options LAWRENCE, Mass., April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

2015-04-01 08:31:45

SAN DIEGO, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Organovo Holdings, Inc.

2015-03-31 08:37:59

MONTRÉAL, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - The Fonds de solidarité FTQ believes in the potential of Montréal biotech Thrasos Innovation (Thrasos) and is participating in the Series D financing

2015-03-31 08:36:46

Dialysis center in Greenbelt offers flexible therapies and modern amenities, with clinical leadership from GWU School of Medicine & Health Sciences Assistant Professor Dr.


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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  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
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