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Just the mention of kidney stones can cause a person to cringe.
What was hoped to be a promising new drug to protect the kidneys has failed to benefit diabetes patients with kidney disease.
A Mayo Clinic study finds no correlation between the use of shock waves to break up kidney stones and the long-term development of diabetes.
African Americans are four times more likely to develop kidney failure than whites.
OWINGS MILLS, Md., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Sanford J. Siegel, president and CEO of Chesapeake Urology Associates, is pleased to announce that Dr. Julio G. Davalos has joined the practice's Glen Burnie office.
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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- In medicine, cauterization.