Latest Kidney stone Stories
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.
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).
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.
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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