Daily Archives: February 14, 2017

Effect of tenapanor on sodium absorption and interdialytic weight gain in patients with advanced kidney disease

The major function of the kidneys is to eliminate waste products and excess fluid from the body, through the production of urine. Patients with kidney failure need dialysis, typically three sessions per week, as an artificial replacement

Studying how hepatitis C virus resists certain drugs using computers and the internet

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) was not known to mankind until 1989. The discovery of this virus was possible due to the development of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology. Globally, around 180 million people are infected with this

Cystic lesions of the pancreas – are we good enough at predicting the right diagnosis in order to make a suitable treatment choice?

The incidence of pancreatic cystic lesions (PCL) is steadily increasing, most likely due to the common use of cross-sectional abdominal imaging and its technical improvements during the past decade. The majority of these lesions are benign at

Stable nailing of bones using circular arc drills and arcuate nails, a considerable improvement in orthopaedic surgery

The operative treatment of fractures has revolutionized orthopaedic surgery and traumatology during last century. It has been demonstrated that immediate internal fixation of bone fragments of a fracture or of a destroyed joint to achieve fusion (so-called