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Keeping Phosphorus Under Control to Improve the Quality of Patients with Renal Failure

The FGF23 (Fibroblast growth factor 23) hormone originates in the bone to communicate with the kidney, whose duty is to excrete excess phosphorus that the bone detects. Its main function is bone-kidney communication to eliminate phosphorus , but what happens when the person has renal failure and kidneys that do not work in addition to an impaired excretion ability? The failing kidney is unable to abide by FGF23

High-dose, High-precision Radiation Therapy Safe, Effective for Solitary Kidney Cancer Patients With Only One Kidney

Treatment of renal cell carcinoma with stereotactic radiation therapy is as safe and effective for patients with one kidney as it is for those who have two, according to an analysis of the largest-ever, international dataset of solitary kidney patients to receive this emerging treatment. The findings will be presented today at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)