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2013-08-30 10:48:35

Finding could be used to increase living kidney donation Socioeconomic status is a more important barrier to living kidney donation than cultural factors, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings may be useful for determining ways to increase living kidney donation in the United States. Living donor kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice for patients with kidney failure. It is well described...

2013-08-29 08:20:45

NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer romance often means hours in an old car. When Labor Day signals the end of it, the parting can become sweet sorrow with a charitable car donation. Kidney Cars donors are eligible for a tax deduction while helping the National Kidney Foundation hook more people up with its education and prevention programs. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the Kidney Cars vehicle donation program has accepted more than 650,000 used vehicles that have...

2013-08-28 23:00:45

DailyGossip.org published a complex review to the Kidney Disease Solution. According to the Magazine this actually is the latest and one of the most appreciated natural home remedy for the cure of kidney disease. (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 According to the review published by DailyGossip.org, The Kidney Disease Solution is the answer patients have been looking for. This natural treatment is accessible in the form of a step-by-step guide developed by Duncan Capicchiano, a famous medical...

2013-08-28 12:25:30

In the news release, Nation's Largest Kidney Care Coalition Announces Chairman Elect, issued 28-Aug-2013 by Kidney Care Partners over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the first paragraph should read, "Dr. Edward R. Jones, Chief of the Renal Section at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia and Clinical Professor of Medicine at Temple University Hospital, has been selected chairman-elect of Kidney Care Partners (KCP) through the end of this year. He will assume the...

2013-08-28 12:24:59

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Edward R. Jones, Chief of the Renal Section at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia and Clinical Professor of Medicine at Temple University Hospital, has been selected chairman-elect of Kidney Care Partners (KCP) for the 2014-2015 term. KCP, founded in 2003, is a broad-based coalition of physicians, providers, nurses, patients, manufacturers and kidney care advocates dedicated to working together to improve quality of care...

2013-08-23 10:38:07

NIH-funded study provides more evidence supporting development of noninvasive tests Levels of a protein in the urine of kidney transplant recipients can distinguish those at low risk of developing kidney injury from those at high risk, a study suggests. The results also suggest that low levels of this protein, called CXCL9, can rule out rejection as a cause of kidney injury. The study appears online Aug. 22 in the American Journal of Transplantation. The work was funded by the National...

2013-08-21 23:24:32

One in nine Americans has kidney disease. If there is a family history of kidney disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes, the risk is even greater. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 At risk for kidney disease? One in nine Americans has kidney disease today, and if there is a family history of kidney disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes, the risk is even greater. Today, more than 26 million Americans suffer from renal disease, which can lead to serious complications and...

2013-08-21 12:26:53

Company's success moves it closer toward launching innovative kidney function monitor ST. LOUIS, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This month, as MediBeacon reaches its one-year anniversary, the St. Louis medical device company has made significant progress in developing new technology to transform renal function monitoring practices. The Optical Renal Function Monitor (ORFM) is a noninvasive, real-time kidney function monitoring solution at the bedside with potential broad implications for...

2013-08-14 16:25:50

-- $33.6 million raised in Celgene and Convertible Note transactions -- WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tengion, Inc. (OTCQB: TNGN), a leader in regenerative medicine, today provided a business update and reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013. "We made strong progress advancing our Neo-Kidney Augment into the clinic this quarter and will continue to focus on this program as well as completing enrollment in our Neo-Urinary...

2013-08-13 16:26:50

RIVER EDGE, N.J., Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nephros, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:NEPH), a commercial stage medical device company that develops and sells high performance liquid purification ultrafilters, announced financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013. Recent Highlights -- 196% increase in water filter sales Q2 2013 versus Q2 2012 -- Completed Rights Offering and Temporary Reduction in Exercise Price for March 2011 Warrants -- Complete...


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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