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2013-10-24 23:20:33

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Acute Renal Failure (ARF) (Acute Kidney Injury) Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013. London (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 Summary GlobalData's clinical trial report, “Acute Renal Failure (ARF) (Acute Kidney Injury) Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013" provides data on the Acute Renal Failure (ARF) (Acute Kidney Injury) clinical trial scenario. This report provides elemental information and data relating to the...

2013-10-18 12:56:36

Treatment shows promise for improving artery function Receiving dialysis at home while sleeping not only improves kidney health and quality of life for people with kidney disease, it could also decrease their risk of heart disease, says new study presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. "Patients with end-stage renal disease have at least a five-fold increase in cardiovascular complications," says Dr. Christopher Overgaard, one of the study's authors and a cardiologist at the...

2013-10-11 13:13:06

African Americans and those with less education often receive lower-quality kidneys Among younger kidney transplant recipients, a disproportionate number of African Americans and individuals with less education receive organs that are of lower quality or are considered marginal, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). The findings suggest that there are racial and social disparities in the allocation of...

2013-10-11 13:10:57

Hispanics tend to have difficult-to-match blood types and to live in regions with limited organs for transplantation In the United States, Hispanics with kidney failure are less likely than non-Hispanic whites to receive a kidney transplant largely due to their blood type and because of where they live, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). The findings highlight the need to implement new deceased donor...

Urine Biomarkers Show Mitochondrial Dysfunction In Diabetic Kidney Disease
2013-10-11 11:00:20

University of California, San Diego Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified 13 metabolites – small molecules produced by cellular metabolism – that are significantly different in patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease compared to healthy controls. Twelve of the 13 metabolites are linked to mitochondrial function, suggesting that suppression of mitochondria – the powerhouses of cells – is a fundamental characteristic of...

2013-10-10 23:24:26

“The Kidney Disease Solution eBook” is a step-by-step guide to repairing your kidney disease, and improving your kidney function. All remedies are supported by scientific research. (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 Clients find The Kidney Disease Solution eBook an easy to follow guide to understanding kidney disease. Clients felt better within a few days of beginning suggested treatment outlined by Duncan Capicchaian, ND. His research was found beneficial and informative to clients. The need...

2013-10-10 23:24:05

Men prone to kidney stones should drink plenty of water, get adequate calcium, reduce sodium, limit animal protein, and avoid foods that could make kidney stones more likely to form. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 Anyone who has ever had a kidney stone surely remembers it. The pain can be unbearable, coming in waves until the stone becomes unstuck and passes. In about half of people who have had one, kidney stones strike again within seven years—unless something is done to prevent...

2013-10-09 12:27:07

Event Recognizes Patients and Caregivers Who Are Lighting the Way in the Fight Against Kidney Disease WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Kidney Fund will celebrate its fifth annual national gala, The Hope Affair, on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. This year's event, themed "Lighting the Way," will be emceed by Emmy Award-winning FOX 5 news anchor Shawn Yancy. The American Kidney Fund will recognize...

2013-10-07 08:26:27

St. Louis Center Certified and Accepting Patients LAWRENCE, Mass., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today announced that NxStage Kidney Care, Inc.'s first dialysis center has received Medicare certification from the Missouri Board of Health and is accepting new patients. NxStage Kidney Care was created from the ground up to support and encourage patient-centered care by providing enhanced access...

2013-10-04 12:23:21

Independent Data Analysis of the PEAK Quality Initiative Documents a 25% Improvement In Mortality Rate for Dialysis Patients Within the First 90 Days Of Treatment, 13.6% Improvement In First Year Rate WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, October 8 at 1 p.m. ET, Kidney Care Partners will host a Webinar to discuss the success of the PEAK (Performance Excellence and Accountability in Kidney Care) Quality Campaign. The PEAK initiative spurred a 25 percent reduction 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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