Kidney & Urinary System : Health & Medical
George Bakris talks to Bisher Kawar about an important review of pulmonary hypertension in renal disease -- a serious and under-recognized problem in patients in with kidney disease.
According to the American Medical Association (AMA), more than 8 million people in the United States visit doctors offices annually because of urinary tract infections. There are a number of reasons why this condition occurs and recurs; some people are more at risk.
How dangerous is diethylene glycol poisoning, what are the outcomes, and how can clinicians best diagnose and treat it?
Uric acid is a normal component of our blood. It does not require a remedy or a cure, unless levels become elevated. When uric acid levels in the body become elevated, a condition called hyperuricemia occurs. Hyperuricemia can be treated by resolving the underlying cause of the high uric-acid levels
Jeffrey Berns, MD, discusses the new CMS report on Accountable Care Organizations and wonders where nephrologists fit into them.
Do miRNAs play a role in diabetic nephropathy, and how could they help clinicians to better diagnose and predict the development of disease?
Are you doing all you can to help prostate cancer patients on hormone therapy? Dr. Gerald Chodak says that this intervention should be built into standard care models.
Neurogenic bladder is a condition in which the bladder becomes under or overactive. People with neurogenic bladder have little to no control over their bladder which will frequently and spontaneously release urine. The problem may be controlled with surgical treatment.
IntroductionUrge incontinence is a disorder in which the bladder is unable to control the holding and release of urine. Urge incontinence usually includes an uncontrollable urge to urinate, followed by an involuntary release of urine before being able to get to a restroom. Though urge...
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that causes the patient to become much more susceptible to infections of all kinds. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are exceedingly dangerous in MS patients. Untreated UTIs can lead to kidney infections, which can be deadly. MS patients should be v
Kidney stones and bladder infections both affect the urinary tract system. A kidney stone is a rock-like object that forms in the kidneys and passes through the ureters and into the bladder. A bladder infection, if left untreated, can move into the kidneys and can cause severe damage.
How is Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) inherited, what are the genes involved, and who is more likely to develop kidney failure?
What are some of the potential infections that can arise in renal transplant patients?