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Patient Chronic Kidney Disease App Ratings

Patient-centered care is at the forefront of CKD management. Nearly every aspect of CKD management relies heavily on patient self-management in collaboration with providers, including medication and dietary adherence; self-monitoring of BP, and daily physical activity. Patient education and self-monitoring have historically relied on face-to-face visits with physicians, handouts, and written diaries. There is growing…

Kidney diseases

New Approach For Measuring CKD Quality Of Life

CKD, its comorbid conditions, and its treatment substantially burden patients’ health-related quality of life (QOL). Kidney diseases, even those with diverse clinical presentations such as polycystic kidney disease and nephrotic syndrome; are with substantial QOL impairment. Generic QOL measures have the advantage of enabling comparisons of disease burden across CKD and other conditions; whereas disease-specific…

Nephritis

Inflammation And Protect Kidneys From Nephritis

A synthetic peptide appears to directly disrupt the destructive inflammation that occurs in nephritis; enabling the kidneys to better recover and maintain their important functions, investigators report. Whether they gave the peptide body-wide or delivered it directly to the kidneys, it reduced the movement of immune cells into the kidneys; resolved inflammation and damage and…

Renal Transplantation

Ascites And Graft Dysfunction In Early Renal Transplantation

The term “ascites” refers to a pathological buildup of fluid in the peritoneal cavity. It is with symptoms and changes in the physical examination when the volume is greater than 1.5 L; with smaller volumes diagnosed through image studies. In its etiology, conditions that directly involve the peritoneum (infection, neoplasia) may a consequence of changes…

Hemodialysis

Differences In Elderly And The Very Elderly Hemodialysis Patients

The aging of the world population and the consequent epidemiological transition in recent decades; have caused a marked increase in the prevalence of elderly patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD); especially the oldest old or very old (≥ 80 years), treated with or without renal replacement therapy (RRT). In the United States, the incidence of…

Renal transplantation

New Insights On Common Post-Transplant Condition

Kidney transplantation or renal transplantation is the organ transplant of a kidney into a patient with end-stage renal disease. Therefore kidney transplantation is typically classified as deceased-donor (formerly known as cadaveric), or living-donor transplantation depending on the source of the donor organ. Living-donor renal transplants are further characterized as genetically related (living-related) or non-related (living-unrelated)…

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Antiviral Therapy Improves Survival Rates For Kidney Transplant

Prior to the development of antiviral therapy; kidney transplant recipients infected with either hepatitis B (HBV) or hepatitis C (HCV) experienced poor outcomes. Researchers report favorable 10-year survival rates for patients with HBV and/or HCV treated with antiviral agents and advise that antiviral therapy should systematically offer to all HBV and HCV patients in line…

Kidney dysfunction

Poor kidney function linked to higher cancer risk

The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs found in vertebrates. They are located on the left and right in the retroperitoneal space, and in the adult; humans are about 11 centimeters (4.3 in) in length. They receive blood from the paired renal arteries; blood exits into the paired renal veins. A tube that carries excreted urine to…

kidney disease

Kidney Disease Epidemic Linked To Occupational Heat Exposure

Kidney disease, or renal disease, also known as nephropathy, is damage to or disease of a kidney. Nephritis is an inflammatory kidney disease and has several types according to the location of the inflammation. Inflammation can diagnosed by blood tests. Nephrosis is non-inflammatory kidney disease. Nephritis and nephrosis can give rise to the nephrotic syndrome and nephrotic…

kidney stone

Shock Wave Device Treatment For Painful Kidney Deposits

Surrounded by high-voltage electrical boxes; foot pedal controls, and sleek computers, UCI Health’s new kidney stone pulverizer is both a step into the future and a blast from the past. “It’s a thing of beauty, after watching a demonstration of the device. Built by a German company originally known for designing flying boats; the Gemini…

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Computer Kidney Could Provide Safer New Medications

The kidneys are paired organs, which have the production of urine as their primary function. Kidneys are seen in many types of animals; including vertebrates and some invertebrates. They are part of the urinary system but have several secondary functions concerned with homeostatic functions. These include the regulation of electrolytes, acid-base balance; blood pressure. In producing…

Hemodialysis

Drug Lowers Serum Phosphate In Hemodialysis Patients

Hemodialysis, also spelled hemodialysis, or simply dialysis is a process of purifying the blood of a person whose kidneys are not working normally. This type of dialysis achieves the extracorporeal removal of waste products such as creatinine and urea and free water from the blood when the kidneys are in a state of kidney failure. Hemodialysis is one…