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2014-08-05 17:24:31

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).

2014-07-28 04:21:40

HORSHOLM, Denmark, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S (OMX: VELO) and Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A.

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,

Hot Days May Increase Odds Of Developing Kidney Stones
2014-07-11 09:27:32

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.

2014-07-10 08:27:57

The Family Reunion Health Guide helps families talk about the connection between diabetes, high blood pressure, and kidney disease WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National

2014-07-10 04:21:24

STOCKHOLM, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmalink AB, a specialty pharma company focused on orphan and niche products, has had core patents for its late-stage clinical

2014-07-10 00:20:46

--CHOP-Led Research Finds Link between Hotter Days, Kidney Stones in U.S.

2014-07-08 08:31:07

Special Guest Recording Artist and Former NxStage System One patient, David RUSH LAWRENCE, Mass., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: NxStage Kidney Care will be hosting

2014-07-03 11:16:59

Acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are closely intertwined, with each disease a risk factor for developing the other and sharing other risk factors in common, as well as sharing causes for the diseases to get worse, and outcomes.


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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