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A Peek into the Future of Kidney Transplants

Chronic kidney disease affects 10% of the world’s population and each year, millions of people die because of a lack of access to proper and affordable treatment. More than two million patients around the world are also receiving treatment through dialysis or a kidney transplant to stay alive.

 

 

Over the last few years, the rate of […]

By |March 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Peek into the Future of Kidney Transplants

Is there a Connection between Diabetes and Kidney Stones?

There are many reasons, and risk factors for why kidney stones form. If you have a family history of kidney stones, you’re likely to suffer the same thing. Obesity, urinary tract disorders, chronic bowel inflammation, and a diet high in animal protein are a few other risk factors.

 

In some cases, kidney stones form due to […]

By |February 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is there a Connection between Diabetes and Kidney Stones?

Lack of Research in Renal Function for Drug Development & Effects of Certain Medications,

It is a fact that prescription drugs and medications can have a negative impact on the kidney. But the situation is even worse for people who need dialysis and have chronic kidney disease.

 

The kidney, after all, is responsible for removing toxins from the body which means its inability to perform its function to the utmost […]

By |January 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Lack of Research in Renal Function for Drug Development & Effects of Certain Medications,

Keeping Your Kidneys Healthy All Year Long

 

Failure to take care of your kidneys and maintaining renal health will lead to kidney failure, resulting in chronic kidney disease (CKD) that would require dialysis or a kidney transplant.

 

It can only go downhill from there.

 

This is why it is important to take better care of your kidneys, and work hard to achieve renal health. […]

By |December 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Keeping Your Kidneys Healthy All Year Long

Blood Pressure and Kidneys: How Do These Two Relate?

 

Did you know that having high blood pressure can be an indicator of a kidney-related disease? While this may not immediately mean you have kidney disease, it does affect how our kidneys work.

 

High blood pressure is, in fact, one of the leading causes of kidney failure. Therefore, hypertension or elevated blood pressure can be considered […]

By |November 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Blood Pressure and Kidneys: How Do These Two Relate?

Kidney Disease: Concerning Signs and Symptoms to Look Out For

Health relies heavily on how we take care of our body–that’s no secret. When it comes to taking care of our kidneys, it’s up to us to give the care it deserves. This includes keeping healthy lifestyles and habits as well as being aware of kidney disease symptoms.

 

However, it’s also important that we become mindful […]

By |October 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Kidney Disease: Concerning Signs and Symptoms to Look Out For

New Changes and Experimental Drugs of Phase I Clinical Trials

A clinical trial is defined by the World Health Organization as “any research study that prospectively assigns human participants or groups of humans to one or more health-related interventions.” The goal is to evaluate the effects and outcomes of a trial on health.

 

There are several interventions used in a clinical trial. Apart from drugs, cells […]

By |September 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Changes and Experimental Drugs of Phase I Clinical Trials

An Unbiased Overview of the Future of Dialysis

Of the many patients with kidney failure, only a few are ever able to get new kidneys. Those who aren’t lucky enough to get an organ have to rely on dialysis, a procedure that isn’t a pleasant experience. The process takes a long time to complete and it is costly, not just for the patient […]

By |August 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on An Unbiased Overview of the Future of Dialysis

Healthy and Sick Participants in Clinical Trials

There are multiple participants in a clinical trial. Some are healthy while the others have the disease being studied.

 

Their role is to help researchers find answers to specific questions outlined in a research plan, known as the protocol. It contains vital information, such as the purpose of the study, the eligibility criteria of participants, and […]

By |July 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Healthy and Sick Participants in Clinical Trials

Understanding Clinical Trials, their Purpose, Eligibility Criteria & More

Clinical trials are generally medical research tests that involve people, the purpose of which is to find better ways to prevent, diagnose, screen for, or treat disease.

 

Since these are scientific studies, every step seeks to find answers to scientific questions. This is why clinical trials follow strict, scientific standards that are designed to protect patients […]

By |June 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Understanding Clinical Trials, their Purpose, Eligibility Criteria & More