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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.
Phosphorous levels plummet in kidney disease patients who stick to a vegetarian diet.
Drinking cranberry juice has been recommended to decrease the incidence of urinary tract infections, based on observational studies and a few small clinical trials.
Most people get enough vitamin D from the sun, and there's no evidence that taking supplements of the so-called sunshine vitamin will fight off cancer, prevent diabetes, or strengthen a person's immune system.
Different techniques should be used to remove single stones that have become lodged in the distal ureter after being expelled by the kidney, depending on whether they are under or above one centimetre.
EAST NORRITON, Pa., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Tengion, Inc. (Nasdaq: TNGN), a leader in regenerative medicine, reviewed pipeline progress at its first Analyst and Investor Meeting which was held today in New York City.
'Walking' bacteria, kidney stones addressed in junior faculty members' health-related work.
Researchers have developed a method for curbing the growth of crystals that form cystine kidney stones.
The use of estrogen therapy by postmenopausal women might increase the risk of developing kidney stones.
Use of estrogen therapy is associated with an increased risk of developing kidney stones in postmenopausal women.
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...