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2014-03-28 09:28:03

Studies are needed to see if treating depression protects diabetics' kidney health Major depression may increase diabetes patients' risk of developing kidney failure, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). Additional studies are needed to determine whether treatment for depression can improve kidney health in patients with diabetes. Individuals with diabetes have a high prevalence of depressive symptoms,...

Using A Surrogate To Test Drugs' Effects On The Human Body
2014-03-26 14:57:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new project could help revolutionize the way doctors screen new drugs through a surrogate body system. Scientists are developing a project called Advanced Tissue-engineered Human Ectypal Network Analyzer (ATHENA), which aims to essentially be a testing station for new drugs on the human body. ATHENA will be a $19 million project that includes a liver, heart, lung and kidney all connected together and able to fit neatly on a desk....

2014-03-24 16:24:57

RIVER EDGE, N.J., March 24, 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 successful completion of its rights offering. Nephros received gross proceeds of $2.14 million from the rights offering. A portion of the proceeds was used for the repayment of...

2014-03-24 12:29:31

Move Comes on Heels of Coalition's 'Strategic Blueprint' for Quality Improvement WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the heels of the release of A Strategic Blueprint for Advancing Kidney Care Quality, Kidney Care Partners (KCP) today announced a major quality initiative with formation of the Kidney Care Quality Alliance (KCQA), an organization of community leaders who will develop facility-level quality performance measures for dialysis providers. KCP, the organization...

2014-03-20 08:29:44

Leading Home Dialysis Company Spreads "Green Ribbon" Awareness of the Benefits of Home Hemodialysis LAWRENCE, Mass., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To build awareness for National Kidney Month, NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today announced the first annual National Home Hemodialysis Day taking place today, March 20, 2014. In partnership with local and national kidney patient organizations, NxStage is encouraging the more...

2014-03-17 16:28:41

WESTMINSTER, Colo., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Plato BioPharma, Inc. (PBI) Founder and CEO, Dr. Craig F. Plato, announced the co-authorship of a research paper appearing in the 12 March, 2014 issue of Science Translational Medicine. The paper, titled "Intestinal Inhibition of the Na(+)/H(+) Exchanger 3 Prevents Cardiorenal Damage in Rats and Inhibits Na(+) Uptake in Humans" describes the effects of tenapanor, a compound that reduces the absorption of dietary sodium in the GI...

2014-03-15 23:04:14

Kidney Stone Removal Report is the latest program developed by Joe Barton, who promises to help people treat their kidney stones quickly. An overview on the website Vinaf.com shows if the program is good for people to use. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) March 15, 2014 Kidney Stone Removal Report developed by Joe Barton is a new program that introduces to people a lot of exercises, methods, and step-by-step instructions on how to treat their kidney stones. In the program, people will discover how to...

2014-03-14 23:24:18

Kidney Diet Secrets, created by Rachelle Gordon, is a brand new product that helps people get healthy kidneys. The site Vkool.com published an entire Kidney Diet Secrets review, showing readers if this product is worth purchasing. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 Kidneys are very important. Kidney Diet Secrets is a revolutionary remedy for people who wish to improve their kidneys’ health without using any kind of medicine. Kidney Diet Secrets is created by Rachelle Gordon – a...

2014-03-12 08:30:13

Take 10 Minutes to Find Out MONTREAL, March 12, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - This March, Kidney Health Month, The Kidney Foundation of Canada is launching a free Online Risk Assessment tool for kidney disease at www.kidney.ca/risk and a new public service announcement (PSA) to help raise awareness. The PSA features Rush guitarist, Alex Lifeson, whose family has suffered from conditions that cause kidney disease. 1 in 10 Canadians has Kidney Disease "During the Kidney Foundation's...

2014-03-11 16:26:49

RIVER EDGE, N.J., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nephros, Inc. (OTCQB:NEPH), a commercial stage medical device company that develops and sells high performance liquid purification ultrafilters and a Hemodiafiltration system for the treatment of chronic renal failure patients today provided an update on its operations and strategy. Recent Highlights -- Daron Evans appointed to Board of Directors -- Launched NanoGuard-D and NanoGuard-S ultrafilters for filtration of water...


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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'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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