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2014-05-19 16:24:33

RIVER EDGE, N.J., May 19, 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 the appointment of Matthew S. Rosenberg, M.D., to its Board of Directors. Dr. Rosenberg is an accomplished professional with extensive healthcare public policy experience. Dr....

2014-05-19 09:59:29

Duke University Medical Center When it comes to treating kidney stones, less invasive may not always be better, according to new research from Duke Medicine. In a direct comparison of shock wave lithotripsy vs. ureteroscopy – the two predominant methods of removing kidney stones – researchers found that ureteroscopy resulted in fewer repeat treatments. The findings were published May 16, 2014, in the journal JAMA Surgery, coinciding with presentation at the annual meeting of the...

2014-05-19 08:24:31

ORLANDO, Fla., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blunt force sports-related trauma often produces isolated high-grade renal injury, according to a new study at the 109(th) Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA). The study will be presented to the media during a special press conference on Monday, May 19 at 8:00 a.m. at the Orlando County Convention Center. The session will be moderated by AUA past President Jack W. McAninch, MD, professor of urology at...

2014-05-14 16:28:26

RIVER EDGE, N.J., May 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 that John C. Houghton, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Third Annual Marcum MicroCap Conference in New York on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. EDT....

2014-05-14 16:28:23

RIVER EDGE, N.J., May 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 months ended March 31, 2014. Recent Highlights -- Commenced shipment of our NanoGuard-D and NanoGuard-S ultrafilters -- Extended and...

2014-05-13 23:16:04

Avail is conducting a phase 1, single dose, parallel group study to evaluate the pharmacokinetics of an experimental drug in subjects with impaired renal function. DeLand, FL (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 *To see if you qualify for this Renal Impairment Clinical Trial in DeLand, visit Avail Clinical Research on the web (http://www.availclinical.com) or contact us directly at (386) 785-2404. There is no cost to participate, no insurance is required, and you may receive compensation for time and...

2014-05-13 23:09:59

Kidney Stone Removal Report is a new method created by Joe Barton that claims to help people treat kidney stones naturally. The full review on the website hynguyenblog.com indicates whether this method is reliable or not. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Kidney Stone Removal Report is the newest method developed by Joe Barton, who promises to help patients treat kidney stones rapidly and safely. The method introduces to users lots of exercises, methods and detailed instructions on how to...

2014-05-13 16:28:05

RIVER EDGE, N.J., May 13, 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 the first commercial use of its hemodiafiltration ("HDF") system in the United States. As announced in a separate press release today, DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita...

2014-05-12 23:06:28

All Natural Kidney Health and Kidney Function Restoration Program is a new brand treatment method that includes natural and safe remedies to improve kidney function and reverse kidney disease. A complete All Natural Kidney Health and Kidney Function Restoration Program review on the website hynguyenblog.com shows whether this method is useful or not. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 All Natural Kidney Health and Kidney Function Restoration Program is the newest method, which gives users...

2014-05-01 12:32:14

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today RPA joins 14 other kidney organizations to promote changes in kidney care on Capitol Hill. Participants in Kidney Community Advocacy Day represent health professionals and kidney patients and will meet with elected officials and their staff to discuss issues that will improve the treatment and quality of life for millions of Americans: increasing federal investment in kidney research, and extending lifetime immunosuppressive drug...


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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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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