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UTI Holistic Treatment Vs. Antibiotics

UTI Holistic Treatment Vs. Antibiotics

The patient who develops frequent urinary tract infections (UTI) may find herself taking repeated courses of antibiotics to kill the bacteria so she can recover from her infection. While antibiotics do good in killing bacterial infections, the patient may want to utilize holistic treatments to eradi......[Read More]
Gout After Living Kidney Donation

Gout After Living Kidney Donation

Does donating a kidney increase an individual's long-term incidence of gout?......[Read More]
Veterans' Stories: What They May Have to Tell Us

Veterans' Stories: What They May Have to Tell Us

Learn about the range of homecoming experiences veterans have encountered along with examples of the medical knowledge that has been gained from the struggles of those who have fought, and often died, for our country.......[Read More]
Blueberries for Bladder Infections

Blueberries for Bladder Infections

Blueberries are a delicious fruit that has recently been touted for its antioxidant capabilities. In addition to ridding our bodies of toxins, blueberries are a tasty way to prevent painful kidney and bladder infections.......[Read More]
Does Paricalcitol Reduce Proteinuria in Patients With CKD?

Does Paricalcitol Reduce Proteinuria in Patients With CKD?

Could active vitamin D act as a potent antiproteinuric agent in patients with stage 3 or 4 chronic kidney disease?......[Read More]
Statins -- Beyond Lipids in CKD

Statins -- Beyond Lipids in CKD

Statins are a promising treatment for chronic kidney disease. This study explains why.......[Read More]
Optimizing Renal Replacement Therapy in Older Adults

Optimizing Renal Replacement Therapy in Older Adults

How can we better customize care for older patients requiring renal replacement therapies?......[Read More]
Robotic Microsurgery in Male Infertility and Urology

Robotic Microsurgery in Male Infertility and Urology

Explore the latest advancements in robotic assisted microsurgery and its future potential in male infertility and urologic procedures.......[Read More]
Aldosterone Blockade and Mineralocorticoid Receptor in CKD

Aldosterone Blockade and Mineralocorticoid Receptor in CKD

Patients with CKD are also often treated for cardiovascular disease. What are the most effective therapies available to this subset of patients?......[Read More]
Aldosterone Blockade and Mineralocorticoid Receptor in CKD

Aldosterone Blockade and Mineralocorticoid Receptor in CKD

Patients with CKD are also often treated for cardiovascular disease. What are the most effective therapies available to this subset of patients?......[Read More]
4 Ways to Treat High Blood Pressure Without a Pill

4 Ways to Treat High Blood Pressure Without a Pill

Alternative therapies to treat high blood pressure without a pill......[Read More]
Medical Robotics: The Impact on Perioperative Nursing Practice

Medical Robotics: The Impact on Perioperative Nursing Practice

Learn about medical robotics -- how it affects nursing practice and impacts patient care.......[Read More]
How to Deal With Incontinence by Wearing Rubber Pants

How to Deal With Incontinence by Wearing Rubber Pants

Several temporary and permanent medical conditions cause urinary incontinence. Temporary incontinence caused by pregnancy or dehydration resolves when the condition has passed. Other incontinence, caused by Parkinson's disease, stroke, overactive bladder, an enlarged prostate, or weakened pelvic mus......[Read More]
Extracorporeal Treatment for Barbiturate Poisoning

Extracorporeal Treatment for Barbiturate Poisoning

What are the most current recommendations on the use of extracorporeal treatment (ECTR) in patients with barbiturate poisoning?......[Read More]
Bladder Infection Cure

Bladder Infection Cure

Bladder infections, also known as cystitis, are an inflammation in the bladder that is caused by bacteria. Bladder infections are one of the most common types of infections in the body and occur more often in women than men. Symptoms of a bladder infection can include a strong urge for frequent u......[Read More]
Tell Patients: No Urinary Relief From Saw Palmetto

Tell Patients: No Urinary Relief From Saw Palmetto

Saw palmetto is popular among men with enlarged prostates seeking improvement in lower urinary tract symptoms, but a new study found no clinical benefit from the supplement. Dr. Gerald Chodak discusses the patient care issues involved.......[Read More]
Hospital-Acquired AKI and Hospital Readmission

Hospital-Acquired AKI and Hospital Readmission

Are patients with hospital-acquired AKI at an increased risk for hospital readmission? This new study explores the connection.......[Read More]
Proper Kidney Function

Proper Kidney Function

Your kidneys are two of the most important organs in your body. When your kidneys are functioning properly, they provide and aid in essential health processes. Without your kidneys, your body would not have a way to release waste products. Many essential hormones and vitamins would be missing from y......[Read More]
Poorly Differentiated Bladder Tumor With Retroperitoneal Adenopathy

Poorly Differentiated Bladder Tumor With Retroperitoneal Adenopathy

Poorly differentiated adenocarcinomas of the prostate and transitional cell carcinomas (TCCs) of the bladder can have a similar histologic appearance and occur in close anatomic proximity.......[Read More]
Acute Renal Failure Complication

Acute Renal Failure Complication

When operating normally, the kidneys serve to eliminate wastes from the blood. However, when a person experiences acute renal failure, the kidneys cease proper functioning. This causes fluids, electrolytes and wastes to build in the blood, which can cause severe side effects.......[Read More]