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

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

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 ...