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2014-09-04 08:30:11

Speak to Canadians fighting a life-threatening kidney disease TORONTO, Sept. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - While 46-year-old Cheri Barton looks like she is nine months pregnant, she isn't.

2014-09-04 08:30:08

DENVER, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.

2014-08-28 23:02:44

Today, the American Kidney Fund (AKF) announced a national partnership with American Medical Technologists (AMT) in an effort to increase awareness of chronic kidney disease, a common and often

2014-08-18 23:05:40

Mathea Ford, Registered Dietitian, Author and CEO of Renal Diet Headquarters will be presenting “Dining Out While on Dialysis…Yes You Can” at the National Patient Meeting for the American

2014-08-14 20:22:56

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

New Test Predicts Risk Of Developing Second Kidney Stone
2014-08-12 03:02:45

A new tool that takes multiple factors into account can accurately predict how likely a patient who experienced a painful kidney stone will develop another one in the future.

2014-08-12 04:21:14

Four internationally renowned renal care specialists to assist Quanta as it prepares for the clinical introduction of its advanced haemodialysis system ALCESTER, England, August 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/

2014-08-05 23:11:01

Xact TeleSolutions, a state-of-the-art call service center, recently provided major telemarking support for national non-profit foundation, The National Kidney Foundation.

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).


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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