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Latest Renal physiology Stories

2012-07-11 13:58:00

Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have developed a method of isolating biospecimens that could lead to a less costly, less invasive and more accurate way of diagnosing chronic kidney disease, or CKD.

2012-06-20 11:15:14

In a study that included nearly 2 millions adults in Canada, the rate of progression to untreated kidney failure was considerably higher among older adults.

2012-05-09 12:02:19

Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., principal investigator at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed), is the author of an invited editorial in JAMA.

2012-05-01 11:01:13

Contrary to current belief, a new study finds that patients with a history of diabetes are not one of the most at risk for contrast induced nephrotoxicity.

2012-04-18 10:27:55

Older patients taking a common cholesterol medication should be cautious of the impact on their kidney health.

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.

2012-02-01 20:55:23

Nighttime visits to the bathroom are generally associated with being pregnant or having an enlarged prostate, but the problem can affect youngsters, too.

2012-01-17 11:03:16

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

2011-12-22 06:21:19

You kidneys may be a window into your health. In fact, measures of kidney health may predict premature death.

2011-12-20 13:33:44

When evaluating early kidney injuries in people, doctors monitor blood level increases of creatinine, a waste product of muscle breakdown, to understand the severity of the injury.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.