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'Health equity must to uplift health sector'
ISLAMABAD: Chronic Kidney Disease is rapidly growing in Pakistan due to late diagnosis, high volume of kidney stone disease and increasing number of patients with diabetes and high blood pressure, said Dr. Farhat Abbas, Consultant Nephrologist and Head of Nephrology Department at Shifa International Hospital , in a seminar organized by Shifa ... (more)
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Thu Mar 13, 2014
Renal failure kills 25,000 every year
Pakistan is considered among countries which with the highest kidney diseases where around 25,000 persons go to renal failure every year.
Kidney Care Partners Applauds CMS' Reversal on Proposed Policy...
KCP is a broad-based alliance that includes patient advocates, dialysis care professionals, providers, and manufacturers organized to advance policies that improve the quality of care for individuals with chronic kidney disease and irreversible kidney failure, known as end-stage renal disease .
Body's Fatty Folds May Help Fight Kidney Failure
Highlights a In rats with kidney disease, functioning of the kidney improved when the organ was fused with the omentum, a fatty fold of tissue that lies close to the kidney and is a rich source of stem cells.
National Institutes of Health
NIH urges older Americans to protect their kidneys
In recognition of World Kidney Day 2014 on March 13, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health remind older Americans about the importance of protecting their kidneys and urge them to better understand the decline of kidney function as people age.
Plea to take care of your kidneys
The family of Weymouth youngster Max Price and members of the Dorset Kidney Fund are determined to raise awareness about how important our kidneys are.
Chronic kidney disease set for jump in next decade
Although 10% of the population has some degree of chronic kidney disease, the condition is overlooked, and the numbers are set to rise over the coming decade, health experts warned on World Kidney Day.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Marie Eidem disinfects her home dialysis kit for her acute kidney failure
An estimated 20 Million Americans are living with some form of chronic kidney disease .
Mon Mar 10, 2014
2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults
Hypertension is the most common condition seen in primary care and leads to myocardial infarction, stroke, renal failure, and death if not detected early and treated appropriately.
Take it without a grain ...
The kidneys remove harmful waste and extra water from the blood and produce the hormones necessary to make red blood cells.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Each year, snakebites hospitalise 26 people for kidney failure
Civic-run KEM and Sion Hospitals each treat around 36 cases of snake attacks every year, of which roughly five-six have to undergo dialysis Kidney failure caused by snake attacks in different parts of Mumbai is becoming an increasing concern for civic facilities.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Diabetic nephropathy: Is it time yet for routine kidney biopsy?
World journal of diabetes , Vol. 4, No. 6. , pp. 245-255, doi:10.4239/wjd.v4.i6.245 Diabetic nephropathy is one of the most important long-term complications of diabetes.
Rhabdomyolysis: an evaluation of 475 hospitalized patients.
Rhabdomyolysis is a common and potentially lethal clinical syndrome that results from acute muscle fiber necrosis with leakage of muscle constituents into blood.
Chronic kidney disease - do you have it? ...
On World Kidney Day, March 13, the National Kidney Foundation urges everyone over the age of 60 to be screened for kidney disease.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
A unique story of a couple who dealt with kidney failure together
March is National Kidney Month, and we want to share another story with you about a wife who saved her husband's life with the gift of her organ.
Exploring how kidney failure impacts the body's systems
Brad Urquhart, a Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor , is exploring the processes that govern the response to drugs in kidney failure.
Global chronic kidney disease market: Latest market research analysed
This report provides information on the therapeutic development for Chronic Kidney Disease , complete with latest updates, and special features on late-stage and discontinued projects.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Mystery kidney disease spreads in Sri Lanka
Mystery kidney disease spreads in Sri Lanka, 6 March 2014 - Increasing incidence of a chronic kidney disease of unknown aetiology is quickly turning into Sri Lanka's latest health crisis, with hospitals in the country's most affected province linking 80 percent of patients' deaths to renal failure.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Connect the dots
When will people figure out that food is not the problem? The problem is the poison in the food! People have been eating wheat for thousands of years.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
6 tips for reducing your risk of kidney disease
One in three Americans is at increased risk for kidney disease due to high blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of kidney failure.