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  • Diseases
  • This content is provided as a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health. (nih.gov)
  • Our goal is to develop improved diagnosis, prevention strategies and treatments for people with kidney diseases. (nih.gov)
  • The specific aims are to generate new animal models to study the pathogenesis and treatment of human kidney diseases and their cardiovascular complications, accelerate the clinical application of discoveries made in renal basic science laboratories, and provide investigators with specialized tools and expertise to study kidney development, physiology, and pathophysiology. (nih.gov)
  • Established to facilitate translational and clinical research that will advance the prevention and treatment of kidney diseases. (nih.gov)
  • If you have a kidney condition, you'll probably visit a pediatric nephrologist (pronounced: neh- frol -uh-jist), a doctor who specializes in treating kidney diseases. (kidshealth.org)
  • A number of diseases and conditions can increase the risk of kidney stones, including gout (a type of arthritis), other kidney diseases , conditions that affect the thyroid or parathyroid gland, and some urinary tract infections (UTIs) . (kidshealth.org)
  • A number of diseases and conditions can increase the risk of kidney stones. (kidshealth.org)
  • These include gout, other diseases of the kidneys, conditions that affect the thyroid or parathyroid gland, and some UTIs. (kidshealth.org)
  • donor
  • A very special man, Nicholas Crace, who became a kidney donor at 82, celebrates his 90th birthday in style. (giveakidney.org)
  • Because people can survive with just one kidney, a living person can give one of his or her healthy kidneys to someone with kidney failure (this is called being a donor ). (kidshealth.org)
  • A kidney also can come from a donor who has recently died, but the wait for this kind of donated kidney can often take a year or more. (kidshealth.org)
  • This requires people who need kidneys to put their names on a waiting list until a suitable donor can be found. (kidshealth.org)
  • If a living donor can't be found, your name will be added to a waiting list until a suitable kidney from a non-living donor is located. (kidshealth.org)
  • As a result, Jack decides to use the liberal media to find an alternate way to get him a kidney donor. (wikipedia.org)
  • The concept of doing a charity concert was based on Robert Carlock and series creator Tina Fey wanting to include a musical performance in the episode with the Milton Greene character in need of a kidney donor. (wikipedia.org)
  • Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) gets to know his newly discovered father, Milton Greene (Alan Alda) but soon discovers Milton has a serious medical condition and is in search of a kidney donor. (wikipedia.org)
  • In February 2012, this novel approach to expand the living donor pool resulted in the largest chain in the world, involving 60 participants organized by the National Kidney Registry. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • Nephron
  • The nephron is the structural and functional unit of the kidney. (wikipedia.org)
  • The kidneys also carry out functions independent of the nephron. (wikipedia.org)
  • The glomerulus (/ɡləˈmɛr(j)ələs, ɡloʊ-/), plural glomeruli, is a network of capillaries known as a tuft, located at the beginning of a nephron in the kidney. (wikipedia.org)
  • cause kidney
  • The pain medicines which can cause kidney problems include aspirin, acetaminophen, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). (wikipedia.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)
  • These conditions damage the tiny filtering units in the kidneys (called glomeruli). (kidshealth.org)
  • This can result in: Feeling tired or weak Memory problems Difficulty concentrating Dizziness Low blood pressure Normally, proteins are too large to pass through the kidneys, however, they are able to pass through when the glomeruli are damaged. (wikipedia.org)
  • potassium
  • Find more than 1,000 kidney diet recipes that are low in phosphorus, potassium and sodium. (davita.com)
  • If your kidneys are not working as they should, your doctor likely will prescribe a diet with specific daily amounts of protein, sodium and potassium. (eatright.org)
  • occur
  • Pelvic kidneys occur in 1 in every 500 people in the U.S. It is not a harmful condition generally, but can develop complications. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • The glomerulus and its surrounding Bowman's capsule constitute a renal corpuscle, the basic filtration unit of the kidney. (wikipedia.org)
  • failure
  • Did you know that African Americans are 3 times more likely to experience kidney failure? (kidney.org)
  • When you or a loved one has kidney failure, it's important to know every treatment option. (davita.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)
  • The AAKP serves kidney patients and their families by helping them cope with the emotional, physical, and social impact of kidney failure. (kidshealth.org)
  • Kidney failure results in the slow accumulation of nitrogenous wastes, salts, water, and disruption of the body's normal pH balance. (wikipedia.org)
  • Until the Second World War, kidney failure generally meant death for the patient. (wikipedia.org)
  • Of those individuals more than 661,000 people have kidney failure and 468,000 are on dialysis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since there is a large population of individuals with kidney failure, there continues to be advancements in technology of artificial kidneys so that more people can have access to treatments. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hemodialysis is a method for removing waste products such as creatinine and urea, as well as free water from the blood when the kidneys are in kidney failure. (wikipedia.org)
  • Complications
  • Often a person with a pelvic kidney will go through their whole life not even knowing they have this condition, unless it is discovered on newborn kidney ultrasound screening or if complications arise later in life for this or a completely different reason, and during investigations the condition is diagnosed. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1955
  • David Neil Kidney (born 21 March 1955) is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Stafford from 1997 to 2010. (wikipedia.org)
  • nephrotic
  • Other than kidney infections, the two most common kidney conditions among teens are known by similar-sounding names: glomerulonephritis and nephrotic syndrome. (kidshealth.org)
  • hurler
  • John Kidney (born 30 June 1871) was an Irish hurler who played as a left half-back for the Cork senior team. (wikipedia.org)
  • abdominal cavity
  • 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)
  • known
  • 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)
  • Kidney Hospital also known as Kidney Hospital & Lifeline Medical Institutions is located in Waryam Nagar in Jalandhar, Punjab, India. (wikipedia.org)
  • Kidney tumours (or kidney tumors), also known as renal tumours, are tumours, or growths, on or in the kidney. (wikipedia.org)
  • The mechanical device used to clean the patients blood is called a dialyser, also known as an artificial kidney. (wikipedia.org)
  • Less than a hundred cases are known of one or two supernumerary kidneys. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are different classifications of kidney beans, such as: Red kidney bean (also known as: common kidney bean, Rajma in India, Surkh (Red) Lobia in Pakistan). (wikipedia.org)
  • White kidney bean (also known as cannellini or Lobia in India or Safaid (White) Lobia in Pakistan). (wikipedia.org)
  • Red kidney beans are commonly used in chili con carne and are an integral part of the cuisine in northern regions of India, where the beans are known as rajma and are used in a dish of the same name. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the Levant a common dish consisting of kidney bean stew usually served with rice is known as fasoulia. (wikipedia.org)
  • usually
  • Prednisolone alone is usually inadequate to prevent rejection of a transplanted kidney. (wikipedia.org)
  • Reusable kidney dishes are usually made of stainless steel, while disposable ones may be made of paper pulp or plastic. (wikipedia.org)
  • A supernumerary kidney is an additional kidney to the number usually present in an organism. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the Netherlands and Indonesia, kidney beans are usually served as soup called brenebon. (wikipedia.org)
  • help
  • Your kidneys help your whole body work properly. (kidneyfund.org)
  • The kidneys also help to regulate your blood pressure, red blood cell production, and your body's calcium and other mineral levels. (kidshealth.org)
  • If you or someone you know has just been diagnosed with kidney cancer, this short, simple guide can help. (cancer.org)
  • Some people just need to drink a lot of water and take pain medicines to help a kidney stone pass out the body naturally. (kidshealth.org)
  • protein
  • This protein is only made in the kidney. (rarediseases.org)
  • Higher dietary intake of animal protein, animal fat, and cholesterol may increase risk for microalbuminuria, a sign of kidney function decline, and generally, diets higher in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains but lower in meat and sweets may be protective against kidney function decline. (wikipedia.org)