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2012-03-09 10:38:35

Not all patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are destined for kidney failure.

2012-03-07 00:30:00

This Month is National Kidney month. If a user has high blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of kidney disease, that person can be at a high risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD).

2012-03-05 06:12:42

Weight-loss surgery is now proving to be safe for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients who are obese.

2012-03-02 12:31:07

Blood and urine markers can indicate which patients with an abrupt kidney injury following heart surgery will experience progressive kidney problems.

2012-03-02 12:29:48

Weight-loss surgery is safe for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients who are obese.

2012-02-02 23:15:19

An upward revision of the blood pressure numbers used to identify risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) might actually help doctors provide better care for their patients.

2012-01-17 13:17:20

Research from the University of Michigan Health System shows the risk for kidney failure among liver transplant recipients is higher following the implementation of Model of End Stage Liver Disease (MELD), a policy change in 2002 that altered how liver transplant allocation is decided.

2012-01-17 11:03:16

How does a doctor determine whether or not an emergency-room patient has acute kidney injury?

2012-01-10 10:11:31

Acute kidney injury (AKI) has severe consequences, with a 25 to 80 percent risk of in-hospital death.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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