November 2009 archive

New Life-saving Test to Detect Kidney Injury

Lori DeBernardis (301-619-7927)

Acute kidney injury, a common result of crush injuries, severe burns and exposure to toxic chemicals, may be deadly in up to 50 percent of the soldiers it affects. A wide range of other factors, including hemorrhagic fever, diabetes and heart bypass surgery, can also lead to kidney injury.

Yet there hasn’t been a way to detect changes in the kidney before serious damage occurs—until now. A new technology, the RenaStick, will enable medical staff to provide early, aggressive treatment to prevent or reverse the injury.

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Posted by Vishal Vaidya on Tue, 24 Nov 2009