Psychology & Psychiatry

Grieving pet owners comforted by 'supernatural' interactions

Less than a week after her golden retriever Riley died, information studies Professor Jen Golbeck found him napping in her living room, "curled up like a croissant like he always was," on his red and gray-fleece dog bed.

page 1 from 40

Renal failure

Renal failure or kidney failure is a situation in which the kidneys fail to function adequately. It is divided into acute and chronic forms; either form may be due to a large number of other medical problems.

Biochemically, it is typically detected by an elevated serum creatinine. In the science of physiology, renal failure is described as a decrease in the glomerular filtration rate. When the kidneys malfunction, problems frequently encountered are abnormal fluid levels in the body, deranged acid levels, abnormal levels of potassium, calcium, phosphate, hematuria (blood in the urine) and (in the longer term) anemia. Long-term kidney problems have significant repercussions on other diseases, such as cardiovascular disease.

This text uses material from Wikipedia, licensed under CC BY-SA