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2014-08-18 23:05:40

Mathea Ford, Registered Dietitian, Author and CEO of Renal Diet Headquarters will be presenting “Dining Out While on Dialysis…Yes You Can” at the National Patient Meeting for the American Association of Kidney Patients at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, NV on September 26-28, 2014. Renal Diet Headquarters provides nutrition, meal planning and renal diet counseling and services to kidney patients in various stages of the disease. Moore, OK (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 During the...

2014-08-14 20:22:56

RIVER EDGE, N.J., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nephros, Inc. (OTCQB:NEPH), a commercial stage medical device company that develops and sells high performance liquid purification ultrafilters and an on-line mid-dilution hemodiafiltration system for the treatment of chronic renal failure patients, announced today financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014. Recent Highlights -- First commercial use of the Nephros on-line mid-dilution hemodiafiltration...

New Test Predicts Risk Of Developing Second Kidney Stone
2014-08-12 03:02:45

American Society of Nephrology Results may help determine whether preventive measures are needed A new tool that takes multiple factors into account can accurately predict how likely a patient who experienced a painful kidney stone will develop another one in the future. The tool, which is described in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), could help patients and their doctors determine whether preventive measures are needed. Kidney stones...

2014-08-12 04:21:14

Four internationally renowned renal care specialists to assist Quanta as it prepares for the clinical introduction of its advanced haemodialysis system ALCESTER, England, August 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quanta Fluid Solutions Ltd ("Quanta" or the "Company"), a pioneering developer of advanced haemodialysis systems, today announces it has appointed four leading renal experts to its newly established Medical Advisory Board. Prof. John Agar, Dr. Roger Greenwood, Dr. Clara Day and...

2014-08-05 23:11:01

Xact TeleSolutions, a state-of-the-art call service center, recently provided major telemarking support for national non-profit foundation, The National Kidney Foundation. Xact TeleSolutions doubled the amount of participants for the annual Kidney Walk in the Greater Baltimore area. Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Xact TeleSolutions, a state-of-the-art call service center, recently provided major telemarking support for a national non-profit foundation. Xact TeleSolutions...

2014-08-05 17:24:31

The JAMA Network Journals Bottom Line: Children and adolescents with an abnormal kidney ultrasonography finding or with a combination of a fever of at least 102 degrees and infection with an organism other than E.coli appear to be at high risk for renal scarring with their first urinary tract infection (UTI). Author: Nader Shaikh, M.D., of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and colleagues. Background: UTIs are a common and potentially serious bacterial infection in young...

2014-07-28 04:21:40

HORSHOLM, Denmark, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S (OMX: VELO) and Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A. today announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted marketing authorization for Envarsus(®) for the prevention of organ rejection in adult kidney and liver transplant patients in the European Union (EU). Key points:

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...


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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