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Kidney & Urinary System : Health & Medical

Hyponatremia: Don't Miss Subtle Clinical Clues

New guidelines suggest that asymptomatic hyponatremia doesn't really exist but that clinicians can identify and treat it if they know the warning signs. Dr. Jeffrey Berns discusses.

What Breaks Down Excess Uric Acid in the Body?

Uric acid is a chemical produced by the body when it breaks down purine, a product found in many foods. Typically, uric acid stays in balance and dissolves into the blood, then moves into the kidneys, which excretes it as urine. However, high levels can sometimes build up and there are various optio

Women, Sports, and Stress Incontinence

Urinary incontinence, or leaking urine, is a common, embarrassing female problem that keeps women from working out or playing their favorite sport.

IV Fluids: All Are Not Created Equal

Lynda Szczech, MD, assessed a study that compared chloride-liberal vs chloride-restrictive IV fluids and had interesting and important findings.

What Is Ofloxacin Used for?

Ofloxacin (Floxin) is commercially available with a prescription. As with any prescription drug, side effects are possible. As a consumer, you should be well informed of the risks, as well as the benefits, before taking ofloxacin.

IgG4-Related Kidney Disease

What does this new study tell us about the clinicopathological features of IgG4-RD, who the disease affects, and how it can be diagnosed and managed?