Cardiology

Portable ultrasound brings help for heart failure patients

Detecting fluid retention in patients early is important to prevent their heart failure from getting worse. Nurses who are trained in the use of hand-held pocket ultrasound devices can dispense diuretic drugs more precisely. ...

Medical research

Hereditary swellings caused by defective blood protein

Oedema, or tissues becoming swollen due to fluid retention, is a common symptom in a number of pathologies such as allergies or kidney and heart diseases. The swelling is caused by blood vessels leaking fluid into the surrounding ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Preeclampsia during pregnancy may be linked with kidney failure risk

Preeclampsia during pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk of developing kidney failure, according to a study that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2013 November 5-10 at the Georgia World Congress Center in ...

Diabetes

Common pregnancy conditions risk future diabetes

Two common conditions in pregnancy may be risk factors for future diabetes according to a Canadian study of over one million women published in this week's PLOS Medicine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study examines global management of anemia in children on dialysis

Children on dialysis who have anemia and who require high doses of drugs to treat it have an increased risk of dying prematurely, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society ...

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