• urine
  • By producing urine, kidneys remove toxic by-products and excess fluids from the body, which helps maintain a critical balance of salt, potassium, and acid. (stvhs.com)
  • Cancer can form in the small tubes inside the kidney, which are used for filtering blood, and in the center of the kidney where urine collects. (stvhs.com)
  • Additionally, partial nephrectomy has a higher risk of bleeding or urine leak after surgery, which may argue against using that approach. (medpagetoday.com)
  • x ray study of the kidney, focusing on the urine-collecting region of the kidney and ureters. (wikipedia.org)
  • He proved that one healthy kidney can be sufficient for urine excretion in humans. (wikipedia.org)
  • Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a kidney cancer that originates in the lining of the proximal convoluted tubule, a part of the very small tubes in the kidney that transport primary urine. (wikipedia.org)
  • Individuals with Dioctophyme renalis infection typically present with unspecific symptoms including hematuria (blood in urine), nephritis, loin pain, renal enlargement, and/or renal colic (intermittent pain in the kidney area), which may result from the rare migration of worms through ureters. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2017
  • A 2017 article in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that persons with only one kidney including those who have donated a kidney for transplantation or those whose kidney was removed for cancer, should avoid high protein diet and limit their protein intake to less than one gram per kilogram body weight per day in order to reduce the long-term risk of chronic kidney disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • Urology
  • An analysis of Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) registry data that Dr. Miller and colleagues reported today in the March issue of the Journal of Urology found that all-cause mortality was similar for partial nephrectomy and total nephrectomy, yet only 42% of patients with masses smaller than 2 cm received this kidney-sparing surgery. (medpagetoday.com)
  • In addition, the Department of Urology at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf is a leader in Germany in the field of minimally invasive surgery, especially a holmium laser benign prostate surgery, and in laparoscopic kidney surgery. (bookinghealth.com)
  • renal functional outcomes
  • Tumour nephrectomy conveys a significant risk of adverse renal functional outcomes postoperatively, however there are limited strategies for predicting patients at increased risk of these outcomes. (waocp.org)
  • It is anticipated that this study will have the potential to identify risk factors for adverse renal functional outcomes following tumour nephrectomy, which can be used in the development of predictive models with clinical utility, and in turn improve patient outcomes. (waocp.org)
  • bladder
  • A special diagnostic test that follows the time course of excretion of a contrast dye through the kidneys, ureters, and bladder after it is injected into a vein. (wikipedia.org)
  • outcomes
  • Partial nephrectomy, said Dr. Miller and colleagues, is associated with "potentially more favorable renal function and health-related quality of life among [partial nephrectomy] survivors, and our findings suggest a quality of care concern based on the possible under-use of a health service associated with favorable outcomes. (medpagetoday.com)
  • dysfunction
  • The analysis also showed that patients who had a cancerous kidney removed experienced accelerated dysfunction of their remaining kidney. (lww.com)
  • The Correlates of Kidney Dysfunction - Tumour Nephrectomy Database (CKD-TUNED) Study: Protocol for a Prospective Observational Study. (waocp.org)
  • The Correlates of Kidney Dysfunction - Tumour Nephrectomy Database (CKD-TUNED) Study: Protocol for a Prospective Observational Study', Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention , 18(12), pp. 3281-3285. (waocp.org)
  • Global renal dysfunction is typically limited because the non-infected kidney is usually capable of assuming the increased work. (wikipedia.org)
  • organs
  • The kidneys are two small organs located behind the abdomen, on each side of the spine. (stvhs.com)
  • Where the cancer has not metastasised (spread to other organs) or burrowed deeper into the tissues of the kidney, the five-year survival rate is 65-90%, but this is lowered considerably when the cancer has spread. (wikipedia.org)
  • donors
  • Donors above age 60 yr at the time of nephrectomy have been few, however, and a comparison between their course and outcome and those of younger donors has not been reported. (physiology.org)
  • I imagine they would do the "key-hole" procedure-much like they remove kidneys from living donors to reduce scarring and hospital stay. (kidneypatientguide.org.uk)
  • infection
  • In 2007 during his preparations for the Paraolympic games in Bejing Bushell began suffering from recurrent kidney infection necessaitating a nephrectomy. (wikipedia.org)
  • The disorder commonly results in infection, malnutrition, and kidney failure. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dioctophymosis, giant kidney worm, kidney worm infection, Dioctophyme renalis infection Dioctophyme renale was discovered in 1583. (wikipedia.org)
  • Disease
  • https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/kidney-disease/kidneys-how-they-work. (mayoclinic.org)
  • https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/kidney-disease/solitary-kidney. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Angiomyolipomas are strongly associated with the genetic disease tuberous sclerosis, in which most individuals will have several angiomyolipomas affecting both kidneys. (wikipedia.org)
  • The most significant disease affecting risk however is not genetically linked - patients with acquired cystic disease of the kidney requiring dialysis are 30 times more likely than the general population to develop RCC. (wikipedia.org)
  • hysterectomy
  • In January 2009, a woman who had previously had a hysterectomy was able to donate a kidney and have it removed through her vagina. (wikipedia.org)
  • incision
  • Kidney surgery is traditionally performed using an open approach, which requires a large abdominal incision. (stvhs.com)
  • If your nephrectomy is to be performed in the "traditional" manner, it will involve an incision in your flank (a cut in your side). (kidneypatientguide.org.uk)
  • Now, I've never had a kidney removed myself (I just have 2 that don't work - plus a rather new-to-me, previously owned "spare") but my husband, Mark, who donated his kidney to me, went thru the "open incision" surgery in order to donate. (kidneypatientguide.org.uk)
  • A kidney can be removed through an open incision or laparoscopically. (wikipedia.org)
  • For the open procedure, the surgeon makes an incision in the side of the abdomen to reach the kidney. (wikipedia.org)
  • congenital
  • Other children treated with this procedure have presented with urinary tract infections in the setting of non-functioning kidneys secondary to congenital UPJ obstructions. (weillcornell.org)
  • Congenital nephrotic syndrome can be successfully controlled with early diagnosis and aggressive treatment including albumin infusions, nephrectomy, medications and ultimately a kidney transplant. (wikipedia.org)
  • minimally
  • The precision and dexterity afforded by the da Vinci Surgical System's advanced instrumentation facilitates a minimally invasive approach for treating kidney cancer. (stvhs.com)
  • severe
  • I still have severe flank pain so my family dr did another CT scan and it showed a hematoma has formed in the place of my kidney. (cancer.org)
  • Several of these children presented with non-functioning kidneys secondary to severe vesicoureteral reflux. (weillcornell.org)
  • found in the kidney
  • Angiomyolipomas are typically found in the kidney but have also been commonly found in the liver and less commonly the ovary, fallopian tube, spermatic cord, palate and colon. (wikipedia.org)
  • The condition is caused by a defect in the protein nephrin, which is found in the kidney. (wikipedia.org)
  • benign
  • Although regarded as benign, angiomyolipomas may grow such that kidney function is impaired or the blood vessels may dilate and burst leading to bleeding. (wikipedia.org)
  • patients
  • The results showed that such patients typically have other medical problems of greater significance and that many should receive more conservative cancer-related care, such as observation or treatments that spare the noncancerous parts of their kidneys. (lww.com)
  • For kidney patients and those who care for them. (kidneypatientguide.org.uk)
  • Explain to patients that not all hospitals offer partial nephrectomy as a treatment option for renal cell carcinoma. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Of those, 1,401 patients were treated with partial nephrectomy. (medpagetoday.com)
  • The authors cautioned, however, that because their analysis does not include data from patients treated after 2001, the trend toward increased use of partial nephrectomy may make their "concerns unsubstantiated. (medpagetoday.com)
  • The study is also limited, they wrote, by "currently inadequate methodology and insufficient data to define the 'right rate' of partial nephrectomy among patients with small renal masses. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Explain to interested patients that the authors of this study concluded that the use of partial nephrectomy in kidney cancer patients with reduced renal function may improve overall survival. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Patients may also take iron supplements, potassium chloride, thyroxine and other vitamins to replenish what minerals the kidneys have leaked out. (wikipedia.org)
  • Delays vary from mild to significant but most patients experience growth spurts once they receive their transplanted kidney. (wikipedia.org)
  • indications
  • There are various indications for this procedure, such as renal cell carcinoma, a non-functioning kidney (which may cause high blood pressure) and a congenitally small kidney (in which the kidney is swelling, causing it to press on nerves which can cause pain in unrelated areas such as the back). (wikipedia.org)
  • function
  • A partial nephrectomy may be done to prevent loss of kidney function when the other kidney is damaged or has already been removed. (stvhs.com)
  • In this situation we were able to separate the nonfunctioning portion of the duplicated kidney from the normally functioning portion in order to preserve future kidney function. (weillcornell.org)
  • Decreased kidney function may develop if both kidneys do not receive adequate blood flow, furthermore some people with renal artery stenosis present with episodes of flash pulmonary edema. (wikipedia.org)
  • Among the diagnostic techniques are: Doppler ultrasound study of the kidneys refractory hypertension auscultation (with stethoscope) - bruit ("rushing" sound) captopril challenge test captopril test dose effect on the differential renal function as measured by MAG3 scan. (wikipedia.org)
  • Moyer demonstrated the applicability of these dog experiments to the human, by showing the same effect on dog and human kidney function from the same periods of hypothermic ischaemia. (wikipedia.org)
  • mortality
  • According to the American Cancer Society, the rate of kidney cancer has been rising since the 1990s, but the mortality rate has decreased slightly since then. (eurekalert.org)