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LAWRENCE, Mass., Oct.
A Houston, TX Board Certified physician specializing in Nephrology, Dr. Katherine Timmins, Renal Specialists of Houston, is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 2014. HOUSTON, Oct.
Beverly Hills urologist at Comprehensive Urology comments on study linking hotter days to a higher prevalence of kidney stones in American adults and children. Beverly
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept 18, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Don Cherry and Terry Leon receive National Awards at Kidney Foundation of Canada 50(th) Anniversary Breakfast in recognition of their outstanding
-ATHENA to Shed Light on Rare, Life-Threatening Kidney Disease - LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept.
Nurses Serve as the Heart of Care Delivery DENVER, Sept.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients at DSI McMinnville Dialysis clinic now have another option when it comes to choosing a dialysis treatment that is right for them.
GLENDALE, Calif., Sept.
Individuals Ride to Raise Awareness of Kidney Disease and Funds for Medical Missions During Three-Day Event DENVER, Sept.
NephroCheck® Test System Receives FDA Clearance In United States For Risk Assessment Of Acute Kidney Injury SAN DIEGO, Sept.
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 (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...