Kidney & Urinary System : Health & Medical
Diet for kidney disease: what is a safe amount of protein to eat
Rt-PA prevents bacteremia and decreases the frequency of catheter dysfunction, but will new bundling payment systems prevent this and other good but expensive therapies for ESRD patients?
For those whose kidneys do not work due to kidney disease or cancer, a dialysis machine aims to mimic the kidneys' natural function. There are two types of dialysis: peritoneal and hemodialysis, which will be defined first.When a person receives hemodialysis, he is hooked to a machine via...
The pain of a kidney stone can be excruciating, so it's only natural to want to know how long it'll take to pass. The bad news is, it could be anywhere from hours to weeks--but with proper treatment, you can stay comfortable as you wait for it to pass. To understand this process better, it's good to
The presence of kidney stones could indicate a problem with your water intake. However, drinking plenty of water is not enough; the quality of the water that you drink is also important. One way to ensure healthy kidneys is to drink water that has passed through a reverse osmosis process.
Urinary tract infections are common in children, with as many as 6 percent of girls and 2 percent of boys getting UTIs, according to the American Urological Association Foundation. Symptoms of urinary infections in children include frequent and painful urination, and foul-smelling urine. Infants may
Dandelions are beautiful wildflowers that grow in nearly all fields and grass. You probably remember, as a kid, picking the small flowers, making a wish, and blowing until all the fluff came off and you were just holding the stem. As an adult, you can use dandelions for therapeutic reasons, such as
Is it possible to effectively evaluate bone disease in CKD without a biopsy? This new study discusses.
What's the right dose of urotherapy for bowel and bladder dysfunction?
The kidneys are paired, brownish-purple organs located at the back of the abdominal cavity. Their main function is to help regulate the flow of water, electrolytes and other fluids through the body while removing wastes via urine. There are a number of disorders that can affect kidney function and i
Should patients undergoing prostatectomy take a catheter management class to reduce post-op problems?
Krabbe disease is a genetic disorder that can develop in a person as young as 6 months old. The disorder effects muscle tone and movement and can often be fatal. It can cause many serious complications that can be disabling. Treatment may help ease the symptoms of Krabbe disease, but there is no cur
Postcoital urinary pain is a common affliction. Pain can range from burning, cramping and itching to urgency and frequent urination. Often, this pain lasts for hours and can be severe. Always consult with your doctor or clinician if symptoms are recurrent, chronic or prolonged.
Polycystic kidney disease is a genetic condition in which many cysts form in the kidneys. The fluid-filled cysts continue to grow and even though the kidney expands to accommodate them, eventually they take over the healthy kidney tissue. When this happens the kidney can't continue to function and c
How is acute decompensated heart failure best treated and monitored? This new study explores some of the therapeutic options.