Kidney Disease

Diagnosing and treating resistant hypertension

Resistant hypertension affects 12 percent to15 percent of patients treated for high blood pressure according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association. The statement, published in the Association's ...

Sep 13, 2018
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Significant dialysis development

A new minimally-invasive surgical technique for dialysis patients may be the most significant development in dialysis access in the last 50 years, according to the surgeon who performed the first two cases in the United States.

Aug 27, 2018
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Nephropathy refers to damage to or disease of the kidney. An older term for this is nephrosis.

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