Tagged: Keeping it simple

The strange tale of high blood pressure and the cattle prod - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Apr 03, 2012

This is a good news story for all with high blood pressure.  It may even get you and extra decade or two here on earth.  High blood pressure is a killer.  It leads to heart attacks, strokes, and, yes, kidney failure.   Funnily enough, it is the kidney which regulates blood pressure – more on that … Continue reading » … Read More

Hold that Rice, it may be dangerous or perhaps not… - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Mar 21, 2012

“White rice could cause diabetes”   The Independent UK “White rice link seen with type II diabetes”  Yahoo News “White rice raises T2 diabetes risk”  The Telegraph Those were the headlines of the last few days.  Of the three posted, one is really wrong, one is sort of OK, one is almost OK and all … Continue reading » … Read More

I am a pee scientist - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Mar 07, 2012

I’m often asked “What do you do?”   In order to avoid those glazed over looks, and in honor of World Kidney Day, I present to you Dr John’s five minute intro to his study of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI). What is Acute Kidney Injury and why does it matter? AKI is the very rapid … Continue reading … Read More

Kidneys are Kool with a capital K - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Jan 13, 2012

The kidney is still very much a black box to me.  Hence, the box in this mini-infographic (a “minfo”) describing some of the cool stuff our kidneys do.  As you can tell, it is not just a brilliant filter getting rid of waste products but so much more.  Dialysis (with the aid of Nephrologists’ potions) … Continue reading … Read More

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