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2014-02-18 04:21:26

African-Americans are about three and a half times more likely to develop kidney failure DENVER, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, is encouraging African-Americans to learn about their risk for kidney disease during Black History Month. Throughout February, African-Americans across the country are paying tribute to generations of challenges and triumphs. Black History Month is also a...

2014-02-14 04:22:56

National Donor Day Spreads the Word About Organ Donation on February 14 DENVER, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DaVita, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, recognizes National Donor Day, February 14, and wishes to raise awareness for the tens of thousands of individuals awaiting a kidney transplant. National Donor Day raises awareness about the importance of organ donation. When kidneys are failing, a...

2014-02-13 08:21:54

NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Valentine's Day, hold the roses and chocolate. Show your true feelings by donating your used car to the National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Cars Program. Eighty percent of the funds raised will help support life-saving programs and services. While your heartfelt gift won't get you a romantic card in return, it might actually get you something more useful -- a tax deduction. The National Kidney Foundation says this gift is hassle-free....

2014-02-10 20:21:15

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital (MSTH), a campus of Methodist Hospital, has performed its 250(th) paired kidney exchange, setting a national record for a single hospital, while performing 10 lifesaving exchange transplants during the last week of January. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140210/DA62540-a) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140210/DA62540LOGO-b) The paired kidney exchange program...

2014-02-09 23:02:26

All Natural Kidney Health and Kidney Function Restoration Program designed by Robert Galarowicz is the latest program that covers natural and safe remedies for improving the kidney function and relieving kidney disease symptoms. A full review on the site HealthReviewCenter.com indicates if this program is worth buying. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 09, 2014 “All Natural Kidney Health and Kidney Function Restoration Program” is the latest program that provides people with natural and...

2014-02-04 04:22:15

KALAMAZOO, Mich., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ablative Solutions, Inc., a privately-held clinical stage company headquartered in Kalamazoo, MI, with offices in Menlo Park, CA, announced today that it has completed a Series B Preferred Stock financing, totaling approximately $9.5 million (including the conversion of the bridge financing completed in 2013), to fund its unique technology platform for renal denervation. The round was led by BioStar Ventures and Michigan Accelerator Fund,...

2014-01-30 12:28:54

Study shows impact of educational programs and clinical tools on the treatment of renal cell carcinoma RESTON, Va., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clinical Care Options (CCO), the leading provider of clinical educational content and technological learning platforms, along with its partners, the Annenberg Center for the Health Sciences and AXDEV Group, announced today that it will present key findings from a national educational needs assessment on renal cell carcinoma in a...

2014-01-28 23:28:54

Kidney Disease Solution, created by Duncan Capicchiano, is a brand new treatment for kidney disease, covering useful tips and techniques that people should apply to get healthy kidneys. The Kidney Disease Solution review is published on the site Vkool.com, showing readers whether or not this treatment is worth investing. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 The Kidney is a very important organ in the body. Kidney Disease Solution is useful for people who want to learn how to cure kidney...

2014-01-17 11:25:17

Depending on where they live, kids may get an organ in a matter of weeks or have to wait several years A new study has revealed large geographic variation in waiting times for children across the United States in need of kidney transplants, with differences due mainly to local supply and demand. The findings, which will appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), suggest that broader geographic sharing of kidneys for children should be...

2014-01-16 04:20:40

GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prom season comes early for hundreds of teens and young adults (14 to 24 years old) who have kidney disease, who are on dialysis or who have had a transplant. Renal Support Network (RSN) steps out onto the dance floor Sunday, January 19, 2014, to host the 15(th) Annual Renal Teen Prom for these teens and their guests. Last week attendees and guests took their pick of evening gowns that were donated especially for the event. This...


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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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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