Gerontology & Geriatrics

There's more than one way to age. How are you doing it?

Most of us think we know what aging looks and feels like. It announces itself with wrinkled skin and gray, thinning hair. It blurs vision, makes joints creaky, and if not rigorously countered, causes things to sag.

Pediatrics

Improved safety for mother and child

Preeclampsia is a particularly dreaded pregnancy complication that threatens the lives of mother and child. A correct diagnosis, however, is currently time-consuming and, in many cases, inaccurate. The Empa spin-off "MOMM ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mayo Clinic: Sepsis—a team response to a potential killer

Our bodies are very good at fighting infection. The immune system reacts and attacks bacteria and viruses that make us sick. But sometimes the immune reaction is so strong that it damages the body. This is called a septic ...

Diabetes

Bariatric surgery in teens may cut diabetic kidney disease risk

(HealthDay)—Among obese adolescents with type 2 diabetes, metabolic bariatric surgery is associated with decreased rates of hyperfiltration and elevated urinary albumin excretion (UAE), according to a study published in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Heart disease linked to a higher risk of kidney failure

New research indicates that cardiovascular diseases—including heart failure, atrial fibrillation, coronary heart disease, and stroke—are each linked with a higher risk of developing kidney failure. The findings, which ...

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Nephropathy refers to damage to or disease of the kidney. An older term for this is nephrosis.

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