Journal, Volume 1, August 2017 (Kidney Health)

Fresh off the press! Volume 1 of the Scrutinizer Journal is on Kidney and Urinary Health. Click Here to View the Journal as a PDF The urinary system maintains the balance of chemicals and water in the body. Kidneys filter 120-150 quarts of blood to produce about 1-2…

When Chronic Kidney Disease becomes End State, What Is Next?

By Joanne P. Shelby-Klein BSN RN Chronic Kidney Disease may continue to progress to the point where the kidneys are unable to filter enough of the waste products and excess fluid causing a build-up of fluid and toxins in the body. When this happens a person is said…

Healthy Kidneys and Chronic Kidney Disease - Part 1

[icon name="user" class="" unprefixed_class=""]  By Joanne P. Shelby-Klein BSN RN The kidneys are one of the bodies vital organs needed for survival, but do people really know what they do and what happens when they don’t function properly? A recent study was conducted by the National Kidney…

What's Next for Dialysis Patients, Wearable Artificial Kidneys?

[icon name="user" class="" unprefixed_class=""]  By Joanne P. Shelby-Klein BSN RN Dialysis cannot fully replace the fluid and waste removal function of the kidneys. Patients find themselves having to follow dietary and fluid restrictions on a daily basis. Patients also find that they are tired and don’t feel…