News tagged with kidney
(HealthDay)—Artificial blood vessels may one day reduce some complications of dialysis treatment in people with kidney failure, according to the results of early research in animals.
Cardiology Apr 24, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0
New engineered spider protein could be the start of a new generation of anti-venom vaccines, potentially saving thousands of lives worldwide. The new protein, created from parts of a toxin from the reaper ...
Medications May 09, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—An experimental drug that taps the power of the body's immune system to fight cancer is shrinking tumors in patients for whom other treatments have failed, an early study shows.
Cancer May 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
In recent years, healthy people have been bombarded by stories in the media and on health websites warning about the dangers of too-low vitamin D levels, and urging high doses of supplements to protect against everything ...
Health May 01, 2013 | 3 / 5 (4) | 3
(HealthDay)—Regularly smoking pot is associated with visceral adiposity and adipose tissue insulin resistance, but not other metabolic changes such as impaired β-cell function or hepatic steatosis, according ...
Diabetes Apr 19, 2013 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 2
(HealthDay)—The number of testicular cancer cases continues to climb slowly but steadily in the United States, according to new research.
Cancer May 03, 2013 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
Good news for anyone needing a transplant; a new Mayo Clinic survey shows that the public's support for both living and deceased organ donation is increasing. Eighty-four percent of respondents said they would be very or ...
Other Apr 18, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Two-pronged approach to immune activation could lead to vaccines that effectively shut down tumor expansion
Tumor cells often express proteins that set them apart from their healthy neighbors. These very same proteins can also help the immune system to recognize and destroy the cancer. Several research groups and ...
Cancer Apr 26, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A new virus that causes severe breathing distress and kidney failure elicits a distinctive airway cell response to allow it to multiply. Scientists studying the Human Coronavirus-Erasmus Medical Center, which ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have cut through conflicting advice about salt consumption by demonstrating that each person has a "personal salt index," an upper limit on daily ...
Health May 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A single antibody could be the key to treating multiple myeloma, or cancer of the blood, currently without cure or long-term treatment.
Cancer May 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs that are taken by millions of Americans might also improve survival from a type of kidney cancer called renal cell carcinoma, a new study suggests.
Cancer May 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Robot-assisted surgery to remove kidney cancers has seen a rapid increase in use, and has both replaced and proven safer than laparoscopic procedures for the same purpose, according to a study by the Vattikuti Urology Institute ...
Cancer May 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Development of a sophisticated artificial pancreas holds potential to transform the lives of patients with Type 1 diabetes.
Diabetes May 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
LDL cholesterol is not a useful marker of heart disease risk in patients with kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The finding sugges ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
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, and blood pressure. In producing urine, the kidneys excrete wastes such as urea and ammonium; the kidneys also are responsible for the reabsorption of glucose and amino acids. Finally, the kidneys are important in the production of hormones including vitamin D, renin and erythropoietin.
Located behind the abdominal cavity in the retroperitoneum, the kidneys receive blood from the paired renal arteries, and drain into the paired renal veins. Each kidney excretes urine into a ureter, itself a paired structure that empties into the urinary bladder.
Renal physiology is the study of kidney function, while nephrology is the medical specialty concerned with diseases of the kidney. Diseases of the kidney are diverse, but individuals with kidney disease frequently display characteristic clinical features. Common clinical presentations include the nephritic and nephrotic syndromes, acute kidney failure, chronic kidney disease, urinary tract infection, nephrolithiasis, and urinary tract obstruction.
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