Kidney & Urinary System : Health & Medical
Get up-to-date on how to evaluate and identify strategies for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence.
Kidney stones, or renal lithiasis, are formations of minerals and acid salts into hard deposits. The minerals and acid salts are normally excreted from the body in the urine. However, when the urine is concentrated, these waste products may begin to adhere to one another, forming a kidney stone.
Acute kidney failure is a sudden failure of the kidneys to function. The kidneys are important to several body functions, one of which is to filter wastes from the body. This type of kidney function loss usually occurs with severe symptoms and may develop rapidly to a life threatening condition.Caus
Urinary incontinence can be an embarrassing problem. When it occurs in an elderly person, she might suffer in silence rather than tell someone about it. Depending on the reason for the incontinence, her doctor can recommend treatment options and management strategies.
Find out more about identifying hemodialysis patients with mineral and bone disorder who have a higher risk of adverse clinical events.
A rare disease, Gillian-Barré syndrome affects only about one to two people in every 100,000, according to the Mayo Clinic. Gillian-Barré syndrome is a disorder characterized by the immune system attacking the nerves. This disease progresses quickly, and when it does, it can...
How can clinicians ensure long-term success rates in renal transplantation? This new article explains.
Urinary incontinence may be perceived differently by Korean-American women.
DiverticulitisSometimes, small sacs (diverticulae) may develop where there is a fold in the intestinal wall. This is a fairly common condition known as diverticulitis, and most people who experience it have no pain, no symptoms and live their lives without complications. (See Reference...
Ringer's, or lactated Ringer's solution, is a fluid given intravenously to supply water, electrolytes and sometimes nutrition to a person or animal in a hospital, home health care or surgery situation. It can be used as a diluent, or mixing solution, for other medicine given through an IV.
How can the urologic health of Zimbabwean women be improved? Mwatambudzeni's story offers insight.
What treatment alternatives are available for bladder cancer patients who have failed bacille-Calmette-Guerin therapy?
Hip problems can result from a variety of causes including injuries, degenerative diseases and bone problems. The symptoms of hip problems depend on the extent of the injury to the bones and may vary with personal tolerances for pain. People with hip pain that gets worse or changes should be evaluat
Urinary tract infections occur most commonly in women and are caused by bacterial infection in the urinary system, usually the bladder or urethra. Symptoms include the frequent need to urinate, small amounts of urine output and a burning sensation while urinating. While your doctor may prescribe tre