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Should we put stents in renal (kidney) arteries? by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted Sun 29 Nov 2009 10:01pm People who have narrowings (plaque) in kidney blood vessels sometimes are referred for angioplasty and stenting to open up the blood vessels and improve blood flow to the kidneys. The kidneys help regulate blood pressure and when the kidney arteries get narrowed people can develop high blood pressure and kidney failure. I actually worked ... Read on »
Kidney results by Shawndra T. Patient Expert Posted Sat 23 Aug 2008 3:20pm Well I had my appointment today with the urologist (urinary doctor) to go over the results from my kidney scan done last week. The results showed that I have NO kidney function in my left kidney and have fluid around the right kidney now. I had a stent in my left kidney since soon after I was diagnosed in 2006 to help with the fluid that was arou ... Read on »
Stents and prayers by Shawndra T. Patient Expert Posted Wed 24 Sep 2008 11:54am Hello all- Well everything went smooth today. I was a bit nervous prior to the procedure and talked to the doctor about the stents, if they were absolutely necessary. He did feel like I needed the stents, especially because of the previous concern of kidney failure in my left kidney. SO, I did get both of the ureteral stents replaced. It went wel ... Read on »
Consumer Information on: Formula Balloon-Expandable Renal Stent System - P100028 by Health & Human Services Posted Wed 26 Jan 2011 12:00am This is a brief overview of information related to FDA’s approval to market this product. See the links below to the Summary of Safety and Effectiveness Data (SSED) and product labeling for more complete information on this product, its indications for use, and the basis for FDA’s approval. Product Name: Formula Ball ... Read on »
Consumer Information on: RX Herculink Elite Renal Stent System - P110001 by Health & Human Services Posted Mon 01 Aug 2011 12:00am This is a brief overview of information related to FDA’s approval to market this product. See the links below to the Summary of Safety and Effectiveness Data (SSED) and product labeling for more complete information on this product, its indications for use, and the basis for FDA’s approval. Product Name: RX Hercu ... Read on »
Urinary Stent Removal by Florence F. Patient Expert Posted Thu 29 Mar 2012 11:27pm Today I finally had my stent removed. My kidney transplant was on March 1st, so I've had the stent in for about 1 month.  I was glad to know that I was going to get it out...but I will admit that I was deathly afraid! So this morning I went to the hospital to get blood work done.  Luckily, my Mom was off from work so she was able to come with ... Read on »
Pee and pooh, and throw in some bowel obstruction. by Neo-Conduit Patient Expert Posted Fri 08 May 2009 11:40pm Lets talk about pee(urine). :) The two catheters from my New Bladder were leaking alot. Not nice. You cant shove a Tena lady on your abdomen. It doesn't matter what kind of wonderful wings they have, they just don't work. So I had some stoma bags added to each puncture site. So that was five urinary bags all up including the bags from the k ... Read on »
First U.S. Patient Treated Following FDA Approval of Cook Medical’s Zilver® PTX® Drug-Eluting Peripheral Stent by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 19 Dec 2012 1:09am This is the first patient to receive the leg stent as it was only approved by the FDA in November of 2012.  This one took a long time to come to market and being a stent that goes in your leg, there’s a lot more work into securing it as your legs move physically where your heart does not.  At the link below there’s some additional information fro ... Read on »
Kidney Stones and Lithotripsy: More Lessons Learned about Healthcare by Chris K. Patient Expert Posted Sun 29 Aug 2010 12:35pm Yes, there will be blood! You know, the older I get the more I am inclined to believe that heart disease is just another symptom of a more systemic problem - getting old!  Since I became consumed by heart disease I have gone down the rabitt-hole of thyroid function (Hashimoto's in my case) and diabetes (currently prediabetic with Impaired Gluc ... Read on »
HURRICANE ISAAC by Kodi Wilson Facebook Posted Thu 30 Aug 2012 12:00am Well technically this is Braden's THIRD Hurricane. And each one has had it's share of drama with Braden. The first one was Hurricane Katrina - we found out we were pregnant with Braden the day before we evacuated - and since then we have been told that he should have never been conceived, died in utero, and been stillborn. A beautiful soul th ... Read on »