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2013-10-03 15:59:37

A new study published today in British Journal of Pharmacology has identified that a component of grapefruit and other citrus fruits, naringenin, successfully blocks the formation of kidney cysts. Known as polycystic kidney disease, this is an inherited disorder which leads to the loss of kidney function, high blood pressure and the need for dialysis. Few treatment options are currently available. The team of scientists from Royal Holloway University, St George's, University of London...

2013-09-30 23:38:32

Dr. Mohan's significant gift will help fund the USC/UKRO Kidney Research Center, which will conduct basic and applied research programs to identify the causes, improve upon the existing treatments, and—ultimately—seek a cure for all forms of kidney disease. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 UKRO (University Kidney Research Organization), a Los Angeles–based nonprofit charity supporting kidney disease research, is extremely pleased to announce a generous contribution of...

2013-09-19 12:28:45

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kidney Care Partners' PEAK (Performance Excellence and Accountability in Kidney Care) quality improvement initiative spurred a 25 percent reduction in mortality rates for dialysis patients in the first 90 days of treatment and a nearly 14 percent reduction during the first year, according to an analysis of data prepared by Brown University*. Launched in 2009, the PEAK Campaign was a voluntary community initiative designed to...

2013-09-17 23:33:44

Kidney Diet Secrets is penned by Rachelle Gordon is a newly updated manual that reveals to people a list of proper food for kidney patients. A complete Kidney Diet Secrets overview on the site Health Review Center indicates if the manual is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Kidney Diet Secrets is a newly updated kidney treatment manual that reveals to people a list of proper and healthy foods for kidney patients. The manual is penned by Rachelle Gordon – a former...

2013-09-17 23:33:18

Kidney Function Restoration Program created by Robert Galarowicz is a new book that teaches people how to improve kidney function, and how to lower creatinine levels rapidly. A full Kidney Function Restoration Program overview on the site Vkool.com indicates if the book is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Kidney Function Restoration Program created by Robert Galarowicz is a new natural treatment book that provides people with natural remedies for improving their renal...

2013-09-17 23:33:16

Kidney Stone Removal Report created by Joe Barton is a new book that teaches people how to relieve kidney stone pain instantly within minutes. A complete Kidney Stone Removal Report overview on the site Vinamy.com indicates if the book is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Kidney Stone Removal Report is a newly updated book that teaches people how to relieve their renal calculi pain quickly within minutes. The book also instructs people how to improve kidney function,...

2013-09-17 23:33:14

Kidney Disease Solution penned by Duncan Capicchiano is a newly updated natural treatment book that teaches people how to lower creatinine levels quickly. A complete Kidney Disease Solution overview on the website Vkoolelite indicates if the book is worth buying. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Kidney Disease Solution book is penned by Duncan Capicchiano – a fully qualified Naturopath and a co-founder of a leading wellness clinic in Melbourne. This man also is a full member of...

2013-09-17 20:21:14

GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Now in its 11th year of providing a voice for people who have kidney disease and are passionate about writing, Renal Support Network (RSN) announces the winners of its Annual Essay Contest. This year's theme was "Provide an example of how you became an active participant in your care." Entrants needed to meet only one qualification-- to have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. Essays were submitted from patients all...

2013-09-13 11:06:43

Finding may help explain why some diabetic women are prone to develop kidney failure A genetic variant on chromosome 2 is strongly linked with kidney failure in diabetic women but not in men, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings may help explain gender-specific differences in kidney failure, as well as why some diabetic women are prone to develop kidney failure. Worldwide, more than 370 million...

2013-09-06 12:28:06

A biomarker test developed initially to identify early acute kidney injury (AKI) after surgery has been shown to successfully detect AKI in emergency room patients with a variety of urgent health issues. In a study published online Sept. 5 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, the findings expand the overall utility and potential medical settings for using the test, according to researchers. The test measures the protein neutrophil gelatinase-associated...


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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