Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Renal insufficiency: Frequently undetected

In Germany, nearly 2 million people have non-dialysis-dependent renal insufficiency. This is the result presented by Matthias Girndt and colleagues, based on a study from the Robert Koch Institute and published in Deutsches ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Treating chronic kidney disease using clay minerals

Clay has healing powers. This natural product is destined to help treat chronic kidney disease: a well-tolerated agent based on clay minerals lowers patients' excessive phosphate levels.

Diabetes

Good long-term limb salvage for diabetic foot patients

(HealthDay) -- For patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), long-term limb salvage is favorable; however, long-term survival remains poor, particularly for those with peripheral artery disease (PAD) or chronic renal insufficiency, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Common invasive test not necessary for kidney disease patients

Equations that estimate a patient's kidney function work as well as direct, invasive measurements, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). This means that ...