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
Incontinence is a very common condition, especially in older people and women who have recently given birth. When a person is incontinent, he or she loses bladder control or is unable to hold urine properly. Incontinence can be very embarrassing for some people, but it's important to talk to your do
Cystometry is one in a series of tests, called urodynamic studies, that evaluate how the bladder is functioning.
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.
Frequency and urgency of urination can signal a bladder infection or urinary tract infection, but it can also be something more dangerous. Several problems cause urinary tract symptoms, from the common urinary tract infection to the rare carcinoid tumor.
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
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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
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 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
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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
Incontinence is commonly understood as the inability to control urine. Most frequently, the problem is psychological rather than purely physiological. There are four types of incontinence: stress, urge, overflow, and mixed. Stress incontinence occurs when a person puts pressure on the bladder throug
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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
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
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.
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
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.