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2014-03-03 08:30:49

Symposium Highlights New Biomarkers for AKI Risk Assessment SAN DIEGO, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading critical care experts will discuss biomarkers for risk assessment of acute kidney injury (AKI) at an educational symposium to be held at the19(th) International Conference on Advances In Critical Care - CRRT 2014 in San Diego. The symposium, "New AKI Biomarkers: A Revolution in Risk Assessment," will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014, from 12:40 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time and is...

2014-03-03 04:23:03

At-risk Populations Include Those with Diabetes and High Blood Pressure and Minority Groups DENVER, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, is encouraging people who are at risk for kidney disease to make a new resolution to learn and understand their risk during National Kidney Month. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140303/LA75036-INFO-a One in 10 adults age 20 or older in the U.S....

2014-02-27 23:00:35

DailyGossip.org reveals that an effective treatment for kidney disease is now detailed in a complex eBook. The Kidney Disease Solution guide will teach all patients how to naturally overcome this disease. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 According to the Kidney Disease Solution review published by Daily Gossip Magazine, this natural treatment was developed by Duncan Capicchiano, a medical researcher and a kidney disease expert. Duncan claims that his new natural method:...

2014-02-26 08:25:10

SEATTLE, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Kidney Centers is pleased to announce that its president and chief executive officer, Joyce F. Jackson, was one of two people named Outstanding Health Care Executive of the year by Seattle Business magazine. Jackson received the honor at the magazine's annual Leaders in Health Care Awards ceremony held Feb. 24 at the Washington State Convention Center. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140226/PH72079 ) In a tie decision by...

2014-02-25 20:21:53

RIVER EDGE, N.J., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nephros, Inc. (OTCQB:NEPH), a commercial stage medical device company that develops and sells high performance liquid purification ultrafilters and Bellco S.r.l., an Italy-based company focused on Dialysis and Extracorporeal Blood Purification, announced today that the companies have signed an amendment to their existing license agreement. The amendment extends the agreement by five years through 2021 and expands the territories covered by...

2014-02-24 08:28:22

Freedom and Flexibility of More Frequent Home Hemodialysis with the System One Proved to be Good Fit for Former Patient and Care Partner Celebrating 30 Years of Marriage and Second Kidney Transplant LAWRENCE, Mass., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NxStage Medical, Inc., a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, is proud to celebrate with former patient Laurie and her husband/care partner Mike two significant life milestones: their 30 year wedding anniversary and...

2014-02-21 11:41:00

Other methods are needed to assess quality of deceased donor kidneys Highlights from two studies: Biopsy-detected injury in donated kidneys was modestly associated with a delay in organ function in the first week after transplantation, but only for donor kidneys already known to be at high risk. Donor kidney biopsies frequently underreported kidney injury with substantial variability. There was a large degree of overlap between the results of biopsies from kidneys that were deemed...

2014-02-21 11:38:00

Efforts to reduce these harms may safeguard patients' health In addition to experiencing negative health effects from their disease, patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are also at risk of experiencing hazardous events potentially related to medical treatments they receive. A study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) finds that low blood sugar and high blood potassium being common complications of their medical care. Patients...

2014-02-20 23:28:02

Kidney Disease Solution designed by Duncan Capicchiano is the latest program that covers a list of natural and safe remedies to treat kidney diseases. A full review on the site HealthReviewCenter.com indicates if Kidney Disease Solution is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Kidney Disease Solution is the latest program that covers a list of natural and safe remedies to treat kidney diseases such as sarcoidosis renal disease, lupus kidney disease and polycystic kidney...

2014-02-18 16:26:41

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The DPC Education Center will present the 2014 Willem J. Kolff Award to K. Adu Ntoso, M.D. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The award recognizes a health care professional within the dialysis community who best represents innovation and exceptional patient care. Nominations were encouraged from the extended dialysis community across the United States. Dr. Ntoso was chosen from over forty submissions and will personally accept 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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