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2011-11-13 08:00:00

Dr. Scott Press, Board Certified Urologist, has established a painless, non-invasive kidney stone treatment--called Lithotripsy--that uses shock waves to break up stones that form in the kidney and ureter. Greenport, NY (PRWEB) November 13, 2011 Dr. Scott Press, Board Certified Urologist, has established a painless, non-invasive kidney stone treatment-called Lithotripsy-that uses shock waves to break up stones that form in the kidney and ureter. Now, convenient for residents of Eastern...

2011-10-28 12:05:50

Sulodexide does not prevent kidney failure in diabetes patients with kidney disease     Suloxdexide is no better than placebo at preventing kidney failure or reducing urinary protein excretion in diabetes patients with kidney failure.     Kidney disease due to diabetes is the most common cause of kidney failure in developed countries.     The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is expected to double by 2030. Kidney disease cases are sure to rise in...

2011-10-24 09:23:58

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. The study was released Friday during a meeting of the North Central Section of the American Urological Association (http://www.ncsaua.org/default.aspx) in Rancho Mirage, Calif. "We did not identify a significant correlation between shockwave lithotripsy and the long-term development of diabetes mellitus," says Matthew Gettman, M.D....

2011-08-26 11:12:46

Treatments could lower kidney failure risk for all African Americans are four times more likely to develop kidney failure than whites. A new study has found that a condition that occurs when the kidneys are damaged and spill protein into the urine contributes to this increased risk. The study, conducted by William McClellan, MD of Emory University and his colleagues, appears in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN), a publication of the American...

2011-08-02 10:49:00

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. He is certified by the American Board of Urology and is fluent in both English and Spanish. Dr. Davalos treats all aspects of adult urology. His special interest is in kidney stone disease and he specializes in providing comprehensive surgical, medical and preventive care...

2011-06-21 13:25:00

CONCORD, Calif., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With research studies showing the incidence of kidney stones on the rise in the last 30 years, Californians should be mindful that today's arrival of summer increases risks, say experts at one of Northern California's largest urological medical practices. About one in 300 Americans suffer kidney stones annually, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In California, doctors say the incidence rises each year along with outside...

2011-05-19 03:30:00

MONHEIM, Germany, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Online Campaign Fronted by Garfield Launches to Educate the Owners of Middle Aged Cats About Chronic Kidney Disease A new campaign launched today will educate cat owners about the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) that their pets may face as they grow older and urge them to seek kidney function tests for cats over the age of seven. A brand new animation featuring Garfield (as licensed by Paws Inc.) in the midst of a mid-life...

2011-03-21 12:56:59

Patients with kidney cancer who had their entire organ removed were more likely to have more renal complications and poorer health after surgery, compared to those who had only part of their kidney removed, a study has shown. Ronald Moore, a professor in the Department of Surgery, a senior scholar funded by Alberta Innovates "“ Health Solutions, holder of the Mr. Lube Chair in Uro-Oncology and a practising surgeon, studied 1,151 kidney cancer cases in Alberta, with his colleagues Scott...

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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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