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Common Urological Problems

Renal Disease

Rapidly Progressive Glomerulonephritis

This condition has several pulmonary-renal diseases. The patient usually gives a history of recent hemoptysis and often of malaise,  anorexia,  and headache.  A severe acute glomerulonephritis may be accompanied by diffuse hemorrhagic inflammation of the lungs. The urine shows gross or microscopic hematuria, and laboratory findings of severely suppressed renal function are usually evident.… Rapidly Progressive Glomerulonephritis   

Community poverty impacts pre-dialysis care

The wealth or poverty of kidney disease patients’ communities impacts the quality of care patients receive before starting dialysis, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The results suggest that medical professionals need to improve care for patients who have not yet started… Community poverty impacts pre-dialysis care   

Health Disparities Exist Among Black and Hispanic Kidney Donors

Black and Hispanic kidney donors are significantly more likely than white donors to develop hypertension, diabetes and chronic kidney disease, according to new Saint Louis University research published in the August 19, 2010 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

“We’ve long known that diabetes and hypertension disproportionately affect blacks and Hispanics. Our… Health Disparities Exist Among Black and Hispanic Kidney Donors   

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