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Interventional Nephrology

Designed to improve the care of nephrology patients, interventional nephrology is a subspecialty that encourages the proper application of new and existing procedures. These procedures may include, but are not limited to, the insertion of tunneled hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis catheters, endovascular procedures, and diagnostic sonography.
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Electrolyte Disorders

Ionized molecules found in blood, tissues and cells throughout the body, electrolytes are either positive or negative. They conduct electric current and help to balance the body's pH and acid-base levels. Electrolytes also enable fluid to pass between and within cells by osmosis and play a part in regulating the functions of the neuromuscular, endocrine and excretory systems.
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Dialysis Types

A treatment that does some of the things done by healthy kidneys, dialysis is needed when your kidneys can no longer take care of your body's needs. Although many people don't need the full 100 percent of their kidneys' abilities, serious health problems result when they have less than 25 percent renal function. (Learn more, too, by watching these videos and writing down your questions before your appointment.)
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Stroke Warning Signs

According to the American Stroke Association, someone in America has a stroke every 45 seconds, and every three minutes, someone dies from one. Those are staggering statistics. High blood pressure increases the chance of a stroke occurring.
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Peripheral Artery Disease

As many as 8 to 12 million Americans have peripheral artery disease (PAD). Three out of four don't even have symptoms and mistake what signs they do have for something else. Occurring in both men and women, PAD's most common symptom is cramping, pain or tiredness in the leg or hip muscles while walking or climbing stairs. Women are less likely to experience symptoms.
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