Find out more about bladder control among patients who underwent a radical prostatectomy as treatment of their prostate cancer.
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Bladder infections (also called urinary infections or urinary tract infections) are a common condition, especially among pregnant women, the elderly and babies. The symptoms are minor and the condition can be treated relatively easily. If left untreated, a bladder infection can spread into the kidne
The idea of a wearable device to perform dialysis is not as far-fetched as it once was. In this article, the authors discuss the clinical, technical and socioeconomic reasons for continuing the push towards the wearable artificial kidney.
Pathophysiology is defined as functional changes that occur during the course of a disease. Renal disease causes several functional changes to occur in the kidneys. These changes cause serious consequences if renal disease is not treated properly.
What does the latest research tell us about the roles of NHEs in the regulation of insulin secretion?
George Bakris and Henry Black, the current and former presidents of ASH discuss several of the important findings from ASH 2011.
Dr. Gerald Chodak, an early critic of routine PSA tests for all men, discusses a new report from the US Preventive Services Task Force concluding that such routine screening incurs more harm than benefit.
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Melamine can be found in fire blankets and fire safety clothing.Fire image by Luke Haverkamp from Fotolia.comMelamine is an organic compound made of hydrogen, nitrogen and carbon. It is used to create a resin found in a variety of products. Since melamine is flame resistant, most of the...
What do the latest clinical guidelines say about the treatment of anemia in chronic kidney disease? Are there any new therapeutic strategies?
According to the "National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse," one in five women will contract a urinary tract infection in their lifetime. Urinary tracts infections develop when bacteria from body is pushed through the urethra and does not filter properly. Men can contract UTIs
Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, stem from a variety of sources, including bacteria in the intestine, sexually transmitted diseases or kidney infections. Recognizing the beginning symptoms of a UTI can help ease the problem quickly.
Do miRNAs play a role in diabetic nephropathy, and how could they help clinicians to better diagnose and predict the development of disease?
Kidney stones are extremely painful. If you know the type of stone you're prone to, you can take measures to prevent future kidney stones from forming. There are several ways to remove the kidney stone if it doesn't pass on its own.
Uric acid is a natural and necessary compound found in our bodies. In humans, it functions as an antioxidant and promotes the health of our blood vessel linings. We need a continual supply in our system. Uric acid is produced in our bodies when it breaks down an amino acid called purine. Purine prov
Does training nurses for placement of Coude catheters improve care and allow for better use of health care resources?
For obese and overweight women, losing weight can dramatically reduce episodes of incontinence, according to a new study.
Kidneys filter blood, removing excess toxins in order to maintain an optimal chemical balance in the body. When suffering from kidney disease, the filtration of toxins is not performed fully, and some herbs that would regularly be beneficial to the kidneys, such as bayberry, parsley and dandelion, m