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How to Ride an Exercise Bike While on Dialysis

How to Ride an Exercise Bike While on Dialysis

Dialysis is a treatment for those with kidney failure. It filters the blood and removes excess fluid. It is a life saving procedure, but however it can lead the patient to feel weak and lethargic. Exercising during treatment is an effective way to counter these side-effects. Exercising during dialy
Cystometry

Cystometry

Cystometry is one in a series of tests, called urodynamic studies, that evaluate how the bladder is functioning.
Urinary Urgency & Menopause

Urinary Urgency & Menopause

Older women tend to experience urinary urgency or urinary incontinence (UI) more so than younger women, but anyone can be afflicted by this problem. Pregnancy can exacerbate this condition in younger women.
Electrical Treatment of Urinary Dysfunction

Electrical Treatment of Urinary Dysfunction

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digest and Kidney Diseases, painful bladder syndrome affects more than 1.3 million Americans. Thus syndrome and other forms of urinary dysfunction can interfere with your quality of life. Treatments are available, including electrical stimulation.
What Does a Dialysis Technician Do?

What Does a Dialysis Technician Do?

According to the National Kidney Foundation, over 20 million Americans have chronic kidney disease with an additional 20 million more at risk. A dialysis technician handles patients whose kidneys do not function adequately to eliminate waste from the body. They work under the supervision of physicia
Procedures to Evaluate the Urinary System

Procedures to Evaluate the Urinary System

Your doctor may perform a variety of tests to determine the cause of your symptoms.nurse chris image by John Keith from Fotolia.comWhen problems in your urinary tract arise, your doctor or urologist may administer a variety of tests to determine the cause of your symptoms. While urinary...
Urinary Catheter Infection Prevention

Urinary Catheter Infection Prevention

Developing a strategy to avoid infection caused by a urinary catheter is critical to good health outcomes for catheterized patients. Of the 600,000 hospital patients affected annually by urinary tract infections, a majority---between 66% and 86%, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prev
The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes website

The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes website

There is an urgent need to harmonize existing guidelines for the management of CKD, and for a global initiative to avoid the parallel development of conflicting guidelines on the same topics.
Kidney Infection Symptoms in Children

Kidney Infection Symptoms in Children

Kidney infections in children are a result of bacteria from the urethra making their way through the urinary tract up into the kidneys. Children and infants with kidney infections may not be able to explain what hurts or what is causing their pain. Being able to recognize the symptoms of kidney in
The Best Natural Cures for Urinary Tract Infection in Boys

The Best Natural Cures for Urinary Tract Infection in Boys

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection of the kidneys, bladder, urethra or ureters. The common condition affects adults more than children, and girls are more likely than boys to develop a UTI. About 5 percent of girls and 1 to 2 percent of boys develop a UTI by the time they are 5 years ol
Prehypertension: Is it Relevant for Nephrologists?

Prehypertension: Is it Relevant for Nephrologists?

This review summarizes recent evidence on prehypertension that is relevant to nephrologists.
Metabolic Syndrome Traits and Severity of Kidney Stones

Metabolic Syndrome Traits and Severity of Kidney Stones

Is metabolic syndrome closely linked with the severity of kidney stones? This new study examines the connections.
How to Prevent Bladder Polyps

How to Prevent Bladder Polyps

A bladder polyp, a growth that forms in the bladder lining, may be cancerous or benign. According to Dr. Robert Shmerling at the Harvard Medical School, the cause of most types of bladder polyps is unknown; but industrial chemical exposure and cigarette smoking are considered risks, so avoidance of
Mortality Rates at Dialysis Centers: What Matters?

Mortality Rates at Dialysis Centers: What Matters?

Dr. Jeffrey Berns reviews a study that compares mortality rates at for-profit dialysis facilities vs at nonprofit ones, reminding physicians that they are ultimately responsible for patients' care
Repair of Bladder Prolapse (Cystocele) or Urethra Prolapse (Urethrocele)

Repair of Bladder Prolapse (Cystocele) or Urethra Prolapse (Urethrocele)

Two common forms of pelvic organ prolapse are bladder prolapse (cystocele) and urethral prolapse (urethrocele). A cystocele occurs when the wall of the bladder bulges through the wall of the vagina.
Renal Cell Carcinoma

Renal Cell Carcinoma

Are you aware of changes in management and newer therapies for treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma?
Endstage Renal Disease

Endstage Renal Disease

The word "renal" comes from "renes," the Latin word for "kidneys." End stage renal disease (ESRD) is when the kidneys permanently fail to function. The National Kidney Foundation estimates that there are about 90,000 new cases of ESRD every year. Since the only treatments for end stage renal disease
Urethral Bulking Agents

Urethral Bulking Agents

The author of this article comments on why urethral bulking agents still have a place in the management of hypermobility-related stress urinary incontinence, despite the profusion of synthetic slings.
HDL Cholesterol and CVD Mortality in Hemodialysis Patients

HDL Cholesterol and CVD Mortality in Hemodialysis Patients

Does elevated HDL cholesterol lower the risk of cardiovascular mortality in maintenance hemodialysis patients? This new study explores the connection.
New Procedures for Urinary Incontinence

New Procedures for Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the leakage of urine from a few drops to a more significant amount. The disorder affects women more than men and is a source of embarrassment. Newer procedures have been developed in recent years to provide relief for urinary incontinence.