What Is Chronic Kidney Disease and What Are Some Conditions Commonly Associated with It?

Chronic kidney disease is a condition in which kidney function is lost at a gradual pace. Chronic kidney disease can progress to chronic kidney failure in time and neither is reversible.  No symptoms are typically experienced within the early stages of chronic kidney disease. As chronic kidney disease progresses, symptoms may include frequent urination, fatigue, twitching, muscle cramps, loss of …

What Is Non-Erosive Reflux Disease and What Are Its Symptoms and Suggested Treatments?

To impart the best understanding of Non-Erosive Reflux Disease (NERD), it is important to also understand the umbrella term, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). There are two types of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease… One is Erosive Reflux Disease, which tends to be more severe with more symptoms which can typically be difficult to alleviate. Plus, in a worst-case scenario, Erosive Reflux Disease …

What Is Hepatic Failure?

Hepatic failure simply explained is liver damage to the point at which the liver cannot properly function. Did you know that the liver is the second largest organ in the body and plays an enormous role in our overall health? Aside from working hard to process every single thing we eat and drink and then converting it into vital nutrients …

Hyperkalemia: A Riverside Clinical Research Study

Our bodies need potassium, an essential nutrient which can be found in a wide array of foods. Potassium aids in the proper function of our nerves and muscles including the heart, but, as with most things, moderation of potassium intake is advised because too much of a good thing is not always such a good thing. Normal levels of potassium …

COPD Symptoms and What They Can Mean

COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and is an umbrella term for a group of lung conditions that are characterized by difficulty breathing. These conditions are life-long and can include emphysema, chronic bronchitis and chronic asthma, and they can progressively worsen over time.  The main causes of COPD in order of commonality are smoking, inhaling pollutants from the air …

A History of COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is one of the leading killers in the world as well as one of the most common causes of death right here in the United States; and its long history spans over the course of the past 200 years. COPD is a condition in which the airways are obstructed and includes a group of potentially …

How COVID-19 Will Affect the Future of Paid Clinical Trials

Our new normal includes the era of COVID-19 in clinical trials and all of the ways that this pandemic has altered the way we look toward the future and the steps we take within our paid clinical trials. The reality is that the impact of COVID-19 significantly affects how clinical trials are and will be conducted. As we look forward, …

The Future of Clinical Trials

The efficacy of clinical trials can have a direct correlation to the use of innovative technology within them. Consequently, the technological advancements we embrace today may help us shape a healthier future for tomorrow. The clinical trial process will always involve researchers, physicians and pharmaceutical companies working toward the common goal of ensuring the safety of patients while discovering improvements in …

What Is Gastroenteritis?

Gastroenteritis, also referred to as the stomach flu and resulting in irritation and inflammation of the stomach and intestines, is a common condition, affecting over 3 million people a year in the United States alone. Transmission of gastroenteritis can occur in a number of ways, including through contaminated food or water. Usually viral, gastroenteritis can also materialize as a bacterial, …