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2014-05-29 12:28:41

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 30(th), nephrologists and kidney patients from across the country will convene in Washington to participate in the Renal Physicians Association's

2014-05-23 04:20:47

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Debiotech, AWAK and Neokidney Development sign partnership to bring compact home haemodialysis machine to first patients

2014-05-22 23:16:21

New book tells of an extraordinary comeback from kidney failure to good health. London (PRWEB) May 22, 2014

2014-05-19 16:24:33

RIVER EDGE, N.J., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nephros, Inc.

2014-05-19 09:59:29

When it comes to treating kidney stones, less invasive may not always be better.

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

2014-05-14 16:28:26

RIVER EDGE, N.J., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nephros, Inc.

2014-05-14 16:28:23

RIVER EDGE, N.J., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nephros, Inc.

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


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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