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Few With Acute Kidney Injury See Specialists, Study Finds by HealthFinder Posted Thu 08 Dec 2011 12:00pm healthnewslink Researchers urge greater efforts to identify and treat these patients. THURSDAY, Dec. 8 (Hea ... Read on »
Q and A: Impact of eGFR on Specialist Kidney Referrals by Dr. Donal O'Donoghue Patient Expert Posted Thu 28 May 2009 12:22am Q: We are looking for data to back up concerns that we have regarding the effect that eGFR has had or will have on clinics in terms of inappropriate referrals and compounded by the 18 week target. Is there any audit data available which could be shared and which we could take to our Development/Service Improvement Lead for the Trust. We woul ... Read on »
How Are Your Kidneys? March Is National Kidney Month. by CK Wilde Health Maven Posted Mon 01 Mar 2010 2:38pm Did you see the letter today in the Dear Abby newspaper column? What’s a newspaper? Ok, for those of you who only get your news online you can see Dear Abby at this link . In today’s Dear Abby column, a woman wrote in to report that she was diagnosed with kidney problems but has them under control and is feeling great. Last year about t ... Read on »
The Woman With A Mass In Her Kidney by Dr. Nundy Posted Wed 08 Jul 2009 11:44am Last month I saw a 65 year-old woman with a mass in her kidney in clinic for follow up. She had recently transferred her medical care to our clinic after her insurance changed. She came with a few medical problems including high blood pressure, tobacco use and arthritis — diseases which are the bread and butter of primary care medicine — but she ... Read on »
How Kidney Stones Are Diagnosed by Shilah C. Azib Posted Mon 14 Jun 2010 12:58am To avoid the pain brought by the development of kidney stones and its risks to your health, it is a must that you undergo immediate diagnosis once you suspect that there’s something wrong. The following are some of the steps to help you get diagnosis for kidney stones: 1. Go to a specialist. If you think that you are suffering f ... Read on »
Many Kidney Disease Patients Unaware by savinglimbs Posted Thu 03 Mar 2011 12:00am Many people diagnosed with chronic kidney disease do not know they have the disease, according to report published in the March issue of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, surveyed 401 people with kidney disease attending a nephrology clinic. More ... Read on »
Exercise training in chronic kidney disease by Dr. Donal O'Donoghue Patient Expert Posted Thu 28 May 2009 12:22am As my annual cycling trip looms before me, my thoughts if not my legs, have turned to exercise regimes again and I have spent a little time reading and discussing the subject. Many people with advanced kidney disease complain of tiring easily, difficulty climbing stairs, rising from a squatting position and muscle fatigue after minor physical act ... Read on »
A Death, Possible Kidney Issues, and Paid is Easier by Jughead Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:02pm One of our neighbors passed away yesterday, she was 65. She was one the original owners when the development was new, and I used to cut their grass when I was about 14 or so. I was thinking of the time in my life that 65 was an ancient age. It doesn't seem as old, especially as I close in on 50. I feel so sorry for her husband, he was pitiful ... Read on »
Would You Give Up a Kidney for $47,000 U.S.?May 6, 2008 by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:02pm . THIS IS NOT AN OFFER TO BUY ORGANS – EFFORTS TO SELL ORGANS HERE WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED.     While the organ shortage is bad here in the U.S. it is much worse in Australia where only 10 percent of its citizens become organ donors as compared to the U.S. where it is 27 percent.   In both cases, though, the gap between t ... Read on »
Kidneys, Tears and Fears by Just Shari Posted Mon 24 May 2010 10:41pm May 24, 2010 The last few days have been intense to say the least. Friday afternoon (May 21st), we went to see Dad’s Kidney Specialist for his quarterly check up. I found out at the last one in Feb., that Dad’s kidneys are severely damaged. His latest test results indicate that his kidneys are only functioning at about 35%. Reality che ... Read on »