Top News: #KidneyHealth

Here are the top read news for #KidneyHealth:

16-HHB-1444-Kidney-Stone-Infographic_FNL2Kidneys Hurt? You Could Be Stoned! (Infographic):

They’re tiny. They carry no weapons. But few things on earth cause more pain than a kidney stone on its way to the toilet. Here, Juan Calle, MD, shares his tips on staying stone-free: Read more




kidney-stones-infographic.pngNew guidelines published for physicians treating patients with kidney stones:

A new guideline for the surgical management of patients with kidney and/or ureteral stones has been released by the American Urologic Association. Chair of the panel, Dean Assimos, M.D., worked with a team of kidney stone experts to develop one of the largest guidelines documents that the AUA has ever produced, highlighting more than 50 statements on best practices when treating patients with kidney and ureteral stones. “The most pertinent change is that decision-making for treatment and therapy for patients with kidney and ureteral stones should be shared between physician and patient,” said Assimos, chair of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Urology: Read more


a-small-test-tube-of-bloodWhat are BUN Levels and What Do They Measure?:

A BUN, or Blood Urea Nitrogen test, measures the level of urea nitrogen in the blood using a standard blood sample. Urea nitrogen is the natural byproduct of the breakdown of protein. According to the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, BUN tests are mainly used to assess kidney health. However, altered BUN counts can be the result of almost any disease, drug, or condition that affects the kidneys or liver: Read more


Mature man in hospital ward8 Best Diet and Recovery Tips After Your Kidney Transplant:

Only a few foods and other substances are completely off limits after a kidney transplant, but avoiding them is really important. Some foods, drinks and over-the-counter drugs can hurt your kidney function and put you at risk for complications. Remember that some dietary restrictions often depend on your progress. They can sometimes be necessary after a kidney transplant, on a short- or long-term basis, says Richard Fatica, MD, Vice Chair of Nephrology and Hypertension at Cleveland Clinic: Read more


photo_dr_vincent_poitoutChronic kidney disease may cause diabetes:

A team from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) has discovered a novel link between chronic kidney disease and diabetes. When kidneys fail, urea that builds up in the blood can cause diabetes, concludes a study published today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation: Read more