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ESA Therapy for Kidney Patients: Is It Ever Safe?

ESA Therapy for Kidney Patients: Is It Ever Safe?

Jeffrey Berns, MD, talks about the new FDA dosing guidelines and warnings for ESA, which suggest there is no safe dose established for kidney patients.......[Read More]
How to Treat Urinary Tract Infections in the Wilderness

How to Treat Urinary Tract Infections in the Wilderness

Urinary tract infections are most easily treated if caught early. These can develop into kidney infections if left untreated.......[Read More]
Lowering the Hb Target in CKD: Pro and Con

Lowering the Hb Target in CKD: Pro and Con

In this cross-Atlantic Skype debate Ajay Singh, MD, and Francesco Locatelli, MD, debate whether the hemoglobin threshold in treating anemia in CKD should be lowered.......[Read More]
Renal Failure Signs & Symptoms

Renal Failure Signs & Symptoms

Renal failure occurs when the kidneys are impaired by disease or the inability of the body to deliver enough blood for them to function properly. There are three stages of renal failure -- acute, chronic and end stage -- and all three have unique signs and symptoms.......[Read More]
How to Keep a Stool Specimen Overnight

How to Keep a Stool Specimen Overnight

Having a stool sample tested can be life saving in some cases. With an important medical test, you want to make sure you properly prepare the sample. When collecting a stool specimen at home the night before you deliver it to a medical office, there are some important rules to follow.......[Read More]
Vitamin C for Urinary Tract Infections

Vitamin C for Urinary Tract Infections

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common but serious ailment that affects millions of men and women each year. Taking vitamin C can help treat and prevent urinary tract infections.......[Read More]
Hematuria and Risk for End-stage Kidney Disease

Hematuria and Risk for End-stage Kidney Disease

Could hematuria predispose a patient to developing end stage renal disease? This new study explores the connection.......[Read More]
Serum Erythropoietin Concentrations and Responses to Anaemia

Serum Erythropoietin Concentrations and Responses to Anaemia

Renal anaemia is caused by a relative erythropoietin (EPO) deficiency.......[Read More]
Staphylococcus Saprophyticus Urinary Tract Infection

Staphylococcus Saprophyticus Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infections are inflammations of the urinary system, which includes the kidneys, bladder and urethra. They are caused by bacteria that are normally present on the skin, in the intestinal tract or in the stool. The most common cause of urinary tract infections is E. coli, but they can al......[Read More]
Incontinence News Features

Incontinence News Features

Urinary incontinence affects 13 million Americans, young and old, male and female. Here you'll find urinary incontinence information on stress and urge incontinence, plus promising treatments, from drugs to surgery.......[Read More]
What Is a Serum Uric Acid Level Test?

What Is a Serum Uric Acid Level Test?

A serum uric acid level test is a blood test that measures uric acid in a patient's blood serum. A health care professional draws a blood sample from a patient's vein and sends the sample to a laboratory for testing.......[Read More]
Fractures in CKD: Screening and Management

Fractures in CKD: Screening and Management

Are patients with CKD at an increased risk for osteoporotic fracture and, if so, how can they best be prevented and managed?......[Read More]
The Control of Chronic Renal Failure by ARBs and ACE Inhibitors

The Control of Chronic Renal Failure by ARBs and ACE Inhibitors

George L. Bakris, MD, Director of the Hypertensive Diseases Unit, University of Chicago Hospitals, explores the use of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system blockers in patients with kidney disease.......[Read More]
Bacille-Calmette-Guerin Non-Responders: How to Manage

Bacille-Calmette-Guerin Non-Responders: How to Manage

What treatment alternatives are available for bladder cancer patients who have failed bacille-Calmette-Guerin therapy?......[Read More]
Psychosexual Care in Prostate Cancer Survivorship

Psychosexual Care in Prostate Cancer Survivorship

The sexual side effects of prostate cancer therapy are an important concern for cancer survivors. Are the psychosexual needs of these patients being adequately addressed?......[Read More]
Bacille-Calmette-Guerin Non-Responders: How to Manage

Bacille-Calmette-Guerin Non-Responders: How to Manage

What treatment alternatives are available for bladder cancer patients who have failed bacille-Calmette-Guerin therapy?......[Read More]
Anemia Management in Non-dialysis CKD Patients

Anemia Management in Non-dialysis CKD Patients

How common is anemia in non-dialysis CKD patients, and what is the best way for clinicians to treat it in order to delay the onset of ESRD?......[Read More]
Safety Concerns for Kidney Dialysis

Safety Concerns for Kidney Dialysis

Dialysis is a common way to treat kidney failure. It entails using a machine to process waste much like a healthy kidney would do. Though generally well-tolerated, there are some risks involved in the therapy.......[Read More]
pH-Balanced Diets

pH-Balanced Diets

When your body's pH level is unbalanced, it can cause a significant amount of bone loss along with other symptoms despite exercise and nutritional supplements, according to betterbones.com. Eating foods that are alkaline rich can help balance out your pH level and decrease the amount of bone that yo......[Read More]
Guidelines on Managing Anemia in CKD

Guidelines on Managing Anemia in CKD

What do the latest clinical guidelines say about the treatment of anemia in chronic kidney disease? Are there any new therapeutic strategies?......[Read More]