Quantcast

Latest Kidney Stories

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...

2014-06-11 08:30:16

-Special Protocol Assessment for trial design and planned analysis agreed upon by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration PRINCETON, N.J., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc., announced today that patient enrollment has begun for a new Phase 3b study of tolvaptan for adult patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), the most common, life-threatening, inherited genetic kidney disorder.(1) The company reached an...

2014-06-09 20:22:38

Bill introduced by Representatives Tom Marino and John Lewis would improve lives of kidney patients WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kidney Care Partners (KCP) today praised Representatives Tom Marino (R-PA) and John Lewis (D-GA) for introducing "The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act (H.R. 4814)," a bill supporting improvements in the research, treatment and care of chronic kidney disease to benefit more than 400,000 Americans...

2014-06-02 23:09:02

Dr. Kia Michel of Comprehensive Urology explains new findings that an alternative diet could lower the risk of kidney stones. (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 Comprised of tiny crystals in the urine, kidney stones are small, hard deposits that form in a patient’s kidneys. As they pass through the body, these stones can cause intense pain in patients. Though kidney stones are relatively common, a new study suggests they may be prevented through a specialized diet. Though it is no surprise that...

2014-06-02 16:27:56

EHE International Donates Window Display to Promote Kidney Disease Awareness. NEW YORK, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One in three Americans is at risk for kidney disease. This month, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is asking visitors at Rockefeller Center if they are the one. Thanks to a donation from preventative healthcare company EHE International, during the month of June the NKF will use a high-profile window display space at 10 Rockefeller Center to promote...

2014-06-02 08:29:03

DaVERT Shares Emergency Preparedness Tips for Hurricane Season DENVER, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, is dedicated to sharing important emergency preparedness information for dialysis patients who might be impacted by weather-related emergencies - notably the hurricane season that starts on June 1. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140318/DC85712LOGO Over the past...

2014-05-31 23:01:56

DailyGossip.org publishes a new review to the Beat Kidney Disease program, a new method which promises to enhance kidney health and lower creatinine levels. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 Daily Gossip indicates in its review that the Beat Kidney Disease program is a step-by-step method that will heal the kidneys, fast and naturally. The method was created by Duncan Capicchiano, a well-known nutritionist, herbalist and naturopath. Capicchiano introduces his readers to a unique,...

2014-05-30 11:21:45

American Society of Nephrology Individuals with poor kidney function may require more intensive screening for these cancer types Reduced kidney function may increase the risk of developing kidney and urothelial cancers, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that patients with kidney disease may benefit from more intensive screenings for these types of cancer. Chronic kidney disease and...

2014-05-29 16:27:02

OAKLAND, Calif., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A key measure of reduced kidney function and chronic kidney disease -- reduced glomerular filtration rate -- is an independent risk factor for renal and urothelial cancer (cancers of the kidney and bladder), according to a study published online today in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO Chronic kidney disease and cancer are both major and growing public health problems....

2014-05-29 12:28:41

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 30(th), nephrologists and kidney patients from across the country will convene in Washington to participate in the Renal Physicians Association's (RPA) annual Capitol Hill Day. Coordinated in collaboration with the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), RPA's Capitol Hill day offers kidney patients and nephrologists the opportunity to advocate on issues impacting the delivery of effective and appropriate kidney disease...


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...

More Articles (2 articles) »
Word of the Day
drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
Related