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2012-07-11 13:58:00

Exosomes could lead to less costly, less intrusive, more accurate diagnosis 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. CKD is a major complication of diabetes, high blood pressure and a form of kidney disease known as glomerulonephritis, which is characterized by a progressive deterioration of the...

2012-05-14 15:29:49

Henry Ford Hospital researchers have found that the presence of excess protein in a common urine test is an effective prognostic marker of acute renal failure in patients with severe sepsis. Researchers analyzed data from 328 sepsis patients with no previous history of protein in the urine and found the urine dipstick test predicted the presence of renal failure in 55 percent of these patients. A urine dipstick test is routinely done as part of a urinalysis to help diagnose urinary...

2012-04-26 05:39:20

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Many children experience bedwetting in their childhood, but a new study shows various components to the bedwetting that were previously unknown. Although children usually outgrow bedwetting, it's fairly common among children ages 5 and up. It's more common in boys. An American study found a prevalence of bedwetting of 6.21% in boys compared with 2.51% in girls. There is also a strong genetic aspect to bedwetting, as a large British study found a significantly higher...

2012-04-23 21:23:19

Bedwetting in older children is common, but it can be distressing. An article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) outlines possible causes and evidence for current treatments. Bedwetting in children aged five years or older, also called nocturnal enuresis, is common, although more common in boys. An American study found a prevalence of bedwetting of 6.21% in boys compared with 2.51% in girls. There is also a strong genetic aspect to bedwetting, as a large British study found a...

New Research Discovers Cause Of Kidney Stones
2012-04-19 07:04:01

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com A sharp irritation near the stomach. The feeling of pain in the back. The discovery of blood in the urine. These are just a few of the symptoms of kidney stones. An estimated one million people suffer from kidney stones each year. Recently, more information was revealed regarding the cause of kidney stones through research done by scientists at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. The research, unveiled in the EMBO Journal by...

2012-04-14 23:02:12

The pet odor remover is one of a complete line of non-toxic household products from Planet Amazing, approved by the EPA and guaranteed to be environmentally friendly. (PRWEB) April 13, 2012 Cat urine odor removal is only seven seconds away with a new product from Planet Amazing. According to Justin Douglas of Planet Amazing, "Urine Secret" is the latest in their catalog of environmentally friendly non-toxic home solutions. "The cat urine smell is an embarassing problem that is actually...

Urine May Not Be As Sterile As Once Thought
2012-04-10 11:35:01

Researchers have found the presence of bacteria in the bladders of healthy women. While such a finding may seem quite obvious, it does disprove a common theory that urine is a sterile substance. Published in the April issue of Clinical Microbiology, researchers at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM) studied women with symptoms consistent with urinary tract infections, but were free from actual UTIs. Linda Brubaker, MD, MS, and dean of SSOM said in a press release,...

2012-03-02 12:31:07

Blood and urine tests could help doctors protect patients' kidneys Highlights     Many patients who undergo heart surgery experience kidney complications.     Blood and urine markers can indicate which surgery patients with injured kidneys will experience worsening kidney function.     Testing for these markers soon after heart surgery could help protect patients' kidneys. Blood and urine markers can indicate which patients with an...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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