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2014-04-17 08:28:50

HAYWARD, Calif., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOR) today announced that it is partnering with the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to become a National Sponsor of Kidney Walk, the country's largest walk to raise money and awareness for kidney disease. Through this partnership, Questcor will support more than 85 Kidney Walks across the country. The nationwide series is comprised of community events that call attention to kidney disease and the need...

2014-04-15 08:31:27

NEW YORK, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) announced today, during National Donate Life Month, that Astellas Pharma US, Inc. was named the first-ever National Presenting Sponsor for the Kidney Walk. Through this partnership, Astellas will support more than 85 Kidney Walk events being held in major cities across the country. "Our partnership with NKF exemplifies what Astellas and these walks are all about - enabling patients to be their own...

2014-04-14 12:37:35

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Renal Physicians Association released a free iPad app to assist nephrologists with shared decision-making (SDM) and pain and symptom management for acute kidney injury (AKI), chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients at the point of care. Adam Weinstein, MD, a RPA Board Member and the leader of the app development team, explains that the RPA SDM Toolkit app is an interactive, workflow-driven...

2014-04-11 12:23:30

BANGALORE, India, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Organises a screening camp for patients with CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE Prevalence of kidney diseases in Ethiopia: In developing countries such as Ethiopia, chronic kidney disease is a growing problem. The incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is rising due to increase in risk factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes mellitus. In Africa, End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) has poor...

2014-04-09 23:30:30

Kidney Diet Secrets created by Rachelle Gordon is a new program that gives people techniques, tips, and detailed instructions on how to get rid of their kidney diseases quickly and permanently. An overview on the website Vinaf.com shows if the program is good for people to use. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Kidney Diet Secrets is a new program developed by Rachelle Gordon, who has many years of experience in studying kidney diseases. The program provides people with a 3-step plan...

2014-03-31 23:26:43

Beat Kidney Disease is the latest program reviewed by DailyGossip.org. The new method promises to provide sufferers a fast and natural alternative for the cure of kidney disease. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Improving kidney function, enhancing kidney health naturally and lowering creatinine levels are the first and the most important consequences of using this treatment. Daily Gossip informs in its review that the "Beat Kidney Disease Solution" program was created by...

2014-03-29 23:00:49

Women in awful pain from a kidney stone passing through a ureter must not be rushed into a surgery or lithotripsy (ESWL), as these procedures are traumatic to the body, and a new study from the University of Alberta suggests that patients with a history of kidney stones may be at a higher risk of a heart attack and stroke. Fine Treatment notes Dr. Allen’s Device dissolves any type and size of kidney stones in a gentle and side-effects-free way. London, GB (PRWEB) March 29, 2014...

2014-03-28 23:25:09

Kidney Function Restoration Program developed by Robert Galarowicz teaches people how to improve kidney function naturally. An overview on the website Vinaf.com shows if the program is good for people to use. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Kidney Function Restoration Program was developed by Robert Galarowicz who had many years of experience in the health industry. The program introduces to people natural remedies that help them improve their renal function and reverse their renal...

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....


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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