Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ultrasound predicts fistula formation for kidney dialysis patients

For more than 20 years, Michael Allon, M.D., and Michelle Robbin, M.D.—along with Carlton Young, M.D., and interventional radiology colleagues in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine divisions of Nephrology ...

Genetics

Researchers map previously unknown disease in children

Two children from Europe and one from Canada, aged four, six and 10, suffer from a previously unknown disease that causes epileptic seizures, loss of magnesium and reduced intelligence. There is currently no way to treat ...

Health

How do I tell if I'm dehydrated?

It's a message that's been drummed into us since childhood. Drink water, especially when it's hot, otherwise you'll get dehydrated.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Researchers reveal how receptor TLR-9 protects against lupus

When the pathogen-sensing intracellular receptors TLR-7 and TLR-9 were implicated in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), it was suspected that their removal would lessen the severity of the disease. However, while this held ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study examines barriers to exercise experienced by dialysis patients

A new study has identified several barriers that make it difficult for dialysis patients to exercise. The study, which appears in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), also ...

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