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Kidney & Urinary System : Health & Medical
Christina A. Braun, MS, Nurse Practitioner from the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, reviews the role of the NP in nephrology, particularly in the dialysis clinic.
Kidney stones are small pieces of hard material that form inside the kidney. They can be dissolved in the urine, but occasionally they become too large to pass in this manner. Passing kidney stones can be painful. There is a variety of treatments available.
The pH of urine is affected by a variety of things, including diet, certain treatments, time of day, glucose level and even infections. Checking urine pH can be helpful in the discovery of certain conditions. Alkaline (high pH) urine can be indicative of kidney failure, renal tubular acidosis or a
Kidney stones are referred to as calculi in the medical community. They are actually mineral deposits that harden over time in to stones. Kidney stones cause extreme pain when the body tries to pass them. Many times, medical intervention is needed to get rid of them. In the meantime, however, you wi
Urinary tract infection, or UTI, is a painful condition that affects the urinary organs when harmful bacteria enter the urethra and multiply. The only cure for a urinary infection is treatment with antibiotics. If you suspect a UTI, see a doctor immediately to avoid spreading of the infection to the
Sore throats are common by themselves or as part of another illness like a cold or flu. Children are especially prone to contraction from other children. There are a few symptoms to identify a sore throat and it is important to know if it is a viral or bacterial infection. A doctor should be conside
Does training nurses for placement of Coude catheters improve care and allow for better use of health care resources?
Find out about the potential risk factors for kidney stone development after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, and recommendations for reducing the risk.
Fruit and veggies can help fight kidney disease.veggie image by AGphotographer from Fotolia.comKidneys function by removing wastes, and they regulate salt and mineral balance as well as blood pressure . When kidneys become damaged, wastes build up and abnormal oxidation begins, which can...
The authors discuss problems with the use of prophylactic antibiotics in patients with vesicoureteral reflux to reduce the risk of developing urinary tract infections and renal scarring.
Otitis media is a middle ear infection. When otitis media is accompanied by effusion, it is called glue ear. This condition is one in which the negative pressure from the malfunctioning tubes in the ear cause fluid to collect in the middle ear. Over time, the fluid becomes thick and makes it difficu
Marked by high fever and peeling skin, Kawasaki disease most often affects children in Japan and ethnic Japanese children in the United States. Treatment for Kawasaki disease is effective but must be given quickly to protect the child's circulatory system. To diagnose the condition, a doctor will ex
This 49-year-old patient with intractable detrusor overactivity was able to discontinue anticholinergics and penile sheath after intradetrusor injections of botulinum toxin A.
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?