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2012-07-03 06:22:58

DALLAS, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Medical Diagnostic & Therapeutic Ultrasound Devices Market (2012 - 2017) - Global Trends & Competitive Analysis" report, published by MarketsandMarkets ( http://www.marketsandmarkets.com), analyzes and studies the major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities in North America, Europe, APAC, and Rest of the World. Browse more than 145 market data tables pread through 292 pages and in-depth TOC of "Medical Diagnostic...

2012-06-06 22:20:52

STOCKHOLM, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OxThera AB, a Stockholm-based privately-held biotechnology company, today announced that it has decided to resume clinical development in primary hyperoxaluria. Together with the company program investigating enteric hyperoxaluria, this announcement bolsters the Company's position as a leader in developing therapy for hyperoxaluria, a debilitating condition that leads to kidney damage and end-stage renal disease, if untreated. "We...

2012-05-24 19:17:10

And boosting overall dietary calcium confers no significant heart health benefit Calcium supplements might increase the risk of having a heart attack, and should be "taken with caution," concludes research published in the online issue of the journal Heart. Furthermore, boosting overall calcium intake from dietary sources confers no significant advantage in terms of staving off heart disease and stroke, the findings indicate. Previous research has linked higher calcium intake with a...

2012-05-23 19:30:48

The number of Americans suffering from kidney stones between 2007 and 2010 nearly doubled since 1994, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and RAND. "While we expected the prevalence of kidney stones to increase, the size of the increase was surprising," says Charles D. Scales, Jr., MD, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Clinical Scholar in the departments of urology and medicine at the David Geffen School...

2012-05-18 14:20:31

LOS ANGELES, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Urologic conditions like urinary tract infections, kidney stones, and prostate cancer are a major economic burden on Americans, resulting in health care costs of close to $40 billion annually, according to a newly released national report that charts the demographic and economic impact of urologic diseases in the U.S. Urologic Diseases in America (UDA), last published in 2007, has been revised and updated for 2012 and includes a wealth of...

2012-05-17 10:26:02

ISELIN, N.J., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmos Corporation (OTC-PINK: PARS) today announced that it has successfully completed a proof-of-concept clinical trial using its compound levotofisopam (S-tofisopam) to treat patients with hyperuricemia and gout. This phase 2a trial was conducted at the Duke Clinical Research Unit of Duke University and the principal investigator was John Sundy, MD, PhD, an expert and key opinion leader in the treatment of gout. The trial was designed to assess...

2012-04-30 11:35:39

About one-third of CT examinations performed following an inconclusive abdominal ultrasound examination have positive findings, according to a study of 449 patients at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Opinions vary as to the need and relevance for further diagnostic imaging workup after an inconclusive abdominal ultrasound examination, said Supriya Gupta, MD, one of the authors of the study. "Our study found that 32.9% of follow-up CT examinations had positive findings, while...

New Research Discovers Cause Of Kidney Stones
2012-04-19 07:04:01

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com A sharp irritation near the stomach. The feeling of pain in the back. The discovery of blood in the urine. These are just a few of the symptoms of kidney stones. An estimated one million people suffer from kidney stones each year. Recently, more information was revealed regarding the cause of kidney stones through research done by scientists at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. The research, unveiled in the EMBO Journal by...

2012-04-05 10:24:46

ISELIN, N.J., April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmos Corporation (OTC-PINK: PARS) today provided an update on the ongoing clinical trial using its compound levotofisopam (S-tofisopam) to treat patients with hyperuricemia and gout. This phase 2a proof-of-concept trial is being conducted at the Duke Clinical Research Unit of Duke University and the principal investigator is John Sundy, MD, PhD an expert in the treatment of gout. The trial is designed to assess the safety and efficacy of...

2012-04-02 02:28:30

NATICK, Mass., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) announces the launch of its BackStop® Gel, a new technology designed to prevent stone migration during procedures used to break up and retrieve urinary stones. The Company is now marketing the product in the U.S. and select international markets. BackStop Gel is a water-soluble polymer that urologists inject into the ureter to form a plug behind the stone, preventing migration of stone fragments of...


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Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy
2013-03-04 16:24:04

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) is the noninvasive treatment of kidney stones, stones in the gallbladder as well as calcium build ups in the liver using acoustic pulses. Procedure A lithotriptor breaks up the calcium stones without damage being done to the patient through the use of high-intensity, externally-applied, focused acoustic pulses. By laying the patient down on their back and placing a water-filled coupling device under the back at the level of the kidneys, the...

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