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ACOs Unworkable -- at Least for Some Docs?

ACOs Unworkable -- at Least for Some Docs?

Jeffrey Berns, MD offers a rather pessimistic commentary on the complex and difficult issues that have arisen with accountable care organizations, especially for kidney disease.......[Read More]
Incontinence and Overactive Bladder News Page

Incontinence and Overactive Bladder News Page

Find timely health and medical news on Incontinence and Over Active Blatter (OAB) at WebMD.......[Read More]
Regular Bladder Infections

Regular Bladder Infections

Bladder infections most commonly occur in women, but in rare instances may also affect men. While typical bladder infections are usually minor and easily treated, regular, frequent infections can be more serious. They not only cause discomfort, but may also lead to kidney infections and kidney damag......[Read More]
The Causes of Giggle Fits

The Causes of Giggle Fits

Giggle fits are usually harmless outbursts of laughter, more common in children than adults. But sometimes, the giggling becomes overwhelming, socially awkward and uncontrollable. Such episodes can be unproductive, embarrassing and indicative of other problems, such as anxiety. The first step to tak......[Read More]
Beer and Urinary Tract Infections

Beer and Urinary Tract Infections

The urinary system is composed of the urethra, bladder, ureters and kidneys. A urinary tract infection in any of these can be painful, and possibly dangerous. Drinking liquids can help fight a UTI, but beer isn't one of them.......[Read More]
Osteomyelitis Risk

Osteomyelitis Risk

Osteomyelitis is an infection that is found in the bone. There are various types of microbial agents and other situations that can cause this infection. There aren't too many cases of this infection. Roughly, 2 in every 10,000 people have osteomyelitis. If this goes untreated, it could lead to a chr......[Read More]
Transitional Care for a Patient With BPH and UTIs

Transitional Care for a Patient With BPH and UTIs

The urologic and transitional care needs of an elderly, cognitively impaired male are highlighted -- during and after an acute hospitalization.......[Read More]
The Long-term Outcomes of Systemic Vasculitis

The Long-term Outcomes of Systemic Vasculitis

What is the long-term outcome for patients with systemic vasculitis, and how important is early diagnosis and treatment?......[Read More]
Symptoms of Kawasaki Disease

Symptoms of Kawasaki Disease

There are approximately 4,200 cases of Kawasaki disease in the United States each year, according to the Kawasaki Disease Foundation. Although the name of this condition that primarily strikes children sounds ominous, Kawasaki disease is usually treatable.......[Read More]
Glomerular Filtration Rate and Coronary Artery Calcification

Glomerular Filtration Rate and Coronary Artery Calcification

What is the connection between glomerular filtration rate and the risk for coronary artery calcificaition in middle-aged men without CKD?......[Read More]
Urine Infection in Children

Urine Infection in Children

Urine infections in children occur when bacteria affects any part of the urinary tract. Each year, approximately 3 percent of children in the United States are affected by urinary tract infections.......[Read More]
KDIGO Clinical Practice Guideline for Lipid Management in CKD

KDIGO Clinical Practice Guideline for Lipid Management in CKD

What do the latest clinical practice guidelines say about the best approaches for lipid management in patients with CKD?......[Read More]
Natural Kidney Stone Detox Flush

Natural Kidney Stone Detox Flush

Kidney stones are hard deposits of minerals and salt that build up in your kidneys. According to the Mayo Clinic, concentrated urine, caused by a lack of hydration, leads to minerals that crystallize and grow in size to become a kidney stone. If your kidney stones are small, at-home flushing remedie......[Read More]
Vegetarian Low-Protein Diets Supplemented With Keto Analogues

Vegetarian Low-Protein Diets Supplemented With Keto Analogues

Is a vegetarian low-protein diet supplemented with keto analogues the best possible option for all patients with CKD or just a select group?......[Read More]
Signs & Symptoms of a Urinary Tract Infection in a Man

Signs & Symptoms of a Urinary Tract Infection in a Man

Urinary tract infections (also called bladder infections or UTIs) are common conditions, especially among the elderly, infants and pregnant women. In fact, women are much more likely to contract a urinary tract infection than men are. Still, men do contract these painful yet usually harmless infecti......[Read More]
How Does Vesicare Work?

How Does Vesicare Work?

IntroductionVESIcare reduces the muscle spasms of the urinary tract and the bladder in your body. VESIcare treats overactive bladder symptoms, and reduces the urge and frequency of urination and urine leakage. An overactive bladder contracts when your bladder isn't full, causing your.........[Read More]
Peritoneal Dialysis vs Hemodialysis

Peritoneal Dialysis vs Hemodialysis

John Burkart, MD, discusses the physiology of the peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis system.......[Read More]
Duration of CKD and Executive Function in Pediatric Patients

Duration of CKD and Executive Function in Pediatric Patients

Is there an established connection between chronic kidney disease and reduced attention and executive function in pediatric patients, and does duration of disease play a role?......[Read More]
Drug Use and Nephrotoxicity in the Intensive Care Unit

Drug Use and Nephrotoxicity in the Intensive Care Unit

Are there certain drugs given in the ICU that are most commonly associated with nephrotoxicity, and how can clinicians prevent this potentially serious complication? This new study takes a close look at the issues.......[Read More]
Remedy for UTI

Remedy for UTI

When harmful bacteria enter the bladder walls and the body is unable to fight them off, you will develop a urinary tract infection (UTI). It is important to treat a UTI as soon as possible because it may become painful, and there is a risk that it will spread. Women are at a greater risk to have a U......[Read More]