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  • uric acid
  • Less commonly, kidney stones may be made from calcium and phosphate, from another substance called struvite (usually the result of an infection) or, rarely, from uric acid or cystine. (epnet.com)
  • One form of citrate supplement, potassium citrate, was approved by the FDA in 1985 for the prevention of two kinds of kidney stones: calcium stones (including calcium oxalate stones) and uric acid stones. (epnet.com)
  • aims
  • A newly-published journal report focused on decreasing the number of kidneys discarded aims to address some of the key factors and provides the first systematic nationwide approach to reducing kidney discards. (kidney.org)
  • Give a Kidney is a charity that aims to raise awareness of non-directed (also known as altruistic) living kidney donation in the UK. (giveakidney.org)
  • glomeruli
  • These waste products flow to the kidneys, which sort out what isn't needed and remove it through miniature filtering units called glomeruli (pronounced: glow- mare -you-lye). (kidshealth.org)
  • cause kidney
  • 11 In addition, vitamin D affects calcium levels in the body, and prolonged use of extremely excessive doses of vitamin D has been known to cause kidney stones. (epnet.com)
  • organs
  • Surface projections of the organs of the trunk , showing kidneys at the level of T12 to L3. (wikipedia.org)
  • With about 200 quarts (189 liters) of blood pumping from your heart through the kidneys every day, they do a big job for such small organs. (kidshealth.org)
  • diet
  • Keep getting checked for kidney function and start adding these superfoods to your diet for optimal results. (blogspot.com)
  • filtration
  • Besides acting as a filtration system, your kidneys play a key role in bone and heart health, as well as in the balance of acid and alkaline in your body. (eatright.org)
  • acute
  • The UAB-UCSD O'Brien Center Pilot and Feasibility (PAF) Grants program provides seed funds for new, outstanding, and innovative research proposals related to Acute Kidney Injury (AKI). (nih.gov)
  • Causes of acute kidney failure include low blood pressure , blockage of the urinary tract , certain medications, muscle breakdown , and hemolytic uremic syndrome . (wikipedia.org)
  • The acute part of AoCRF may be reversible, and the goal of treatment, as with AKI, is to return the patient to baseline kidney function, typically measured by serum creatinine . (wikipedia.org)
  • clinical
  • Glodny B, Petersen J, Hofmann KJ, Schenk C, Herwig R, Trieb T, Koppelstaetter C, Steingruber I, Rehder P (2009) Kidney fusion anomalies revisited: clinical and radiological analysis of 209 cases of crossed fused ectopia and horseshoe kidney. (springer.com)
  • humans
  • In humans, the kidneys are located high in the abdominal cavity , one on each side of the spine , and lie in a retroperitoneal position at a slightly oblique angle. (wikipedia.org)
  • donors
  • @BOUnDTrial is inviting potential UK kidney donors to share their experience of the donation process. (giveakidney.org)
  • Six donors and recipients in a triple kidney swap meet and talk about their experiences at the University of Maryland Medical Center. (latimes.com)
  • function
  • All individuals with ADTKD show slow loss of kidney function that may be present as early as childhood. (rarediseases.org)
  • So, if you really want to improve your kidney function and to lower your creatinine , watch this video now and… take care of yourself! (blogspot.com)
  • The decline of kidney function in treated patients was two third slower than those in the control group. (blogspot.com)
  • Renal physiology is the study of kidney function . (wikipedia.org)
  • chemicals
  • The kidneys maintain the delicate balance of chemicals and water that your body needs. (kidshealth.org)
  • Nephritis may be caused by an infection, taking certain drugs or toxic chemicals, or by a reaction by the body's immune system that has damaged the kidneys. (kidshealth.org)
  • Health
  • Attend a no-cost kidney health education class in your neighborhood. (davita.com)
  • If you don't do any physical activity, don't sleep enough, eat unhealthy, smoke, … the chances you're creating a problem to your kidney health are a lot greater. (blogspot.com)
  • The health or lack of health of your kidneys can drastically change the quality of your life. (blogspot.com)
  • Do you want to protect your kidney health? (blogspot.com)
  • This home remedy can drastically improve your kidney health - and probably you haven't heard of it yet. (blogspot.com)
  • Someone who has kidney failure can develop a number of health problems because the body is unable to get rid of excess water and waste products. (kidshealth.org)
  • stones
  • It isn't known why some people develop kidney stones and others do not. (epnet.com)
  • Indirect evidence suggests that regular use of cranberry concentrate tablets might also increase risk of kidney stones. (epnet.com)
  • See Other Proposed Treatments for Kidney Stones below). (epnet.com)
  • Other stones may be detected earlier, when they are still in the kidney. (epnet.com)
  • these include cancer , renal cysts , kidney stones and ureteral stones , and urinary tract obstruction . (wikipedia.org)
  • National Kidney Fou
  • No one associated with the National Kidney Foundation will answer medical questions via e-mail. (kidney.org)
  • Following the airing of this 30 Rock episode, NBC released the musical performance video of "He Needs a Kidney" on iTunes with all proceeds from the sales going to the National Kidney Foundation. (wikipedia.org)
  • help
  • The kidneys also help to regulate your blood pressure, red blood cell production, and your body's calcium and other mineral levels. (kidshealth.org)
  • widely
  • The O'Brien Centers are committed to sharing resources widely throughout the kidney community. (nih.gov)
  • typically
  • The asymmetry within the abdominal cavity, caused by the position of the liver , typically results in the right kidney being slightly lower and smaller than the left, and being placed slightly more to the middle than the left kidney. (wikipedia.org)
  • risk
  • However, while there is evidence that fluids in the form of coffee, tea, beer, and wine can decrease risk of kidney stone development, apple juice and grapefruit juice may have the opposite effect. (epnet.com)
  • creatinine
  • For starters, we have to fully grasp this: bringing down creatinine really should not represent the actual goal for those who have kidney problems. (blogspot.com)