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2010-12-24 12:58:12

Vegetarian diet lowers blood and urine phosphorous levels Phosphorous levels plummet in kidney disease patients who stick to a vegetarian diet, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). The results suggest that eating vegetables rather than meat can help kidney disease patients avoid accumulating toxic levels of this mineral in their bodies. Individuals with kidney disease cannot adequately rid the body of...

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2010-12-09 06:57:38

Drinking cranberry juice has been recommended to decrease the incidence of urinary tract infections, based on observational studies and a few small clinical trials.  However, a new study published in the January 1 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, and now available online, suggests otherwise. College-aged women who tested positive for having a urinary tract infection were assigned to drink eight ounces of cranberry juice or a placebo twice a day for either six months or until a...

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2010-11-30 09:20:00

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, a panel of U.S. and Canadian doctors said on Tuesday. The announcement comes as part of a new set of dietary intake guidelines for both calcium and vitamin D, released this week by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), an independent American health agency established in 1863. Using expert...

2010-11-18 14:22:06

Researchers compared noninvasive acoustic pulse with stones removed using a ureteroscope 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, according to the December issue of BJUI. Surgeons from the Department of Urology at University Federico II, Naples, Italy, believe that extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) - which uses a...

2010-10-27 14:00:00

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. The event featured updates and discussions of milestones and key data for the Company's Neo-Urinary Conduit(TM) and Neo-Kidney Augment(TM) programs. An audio archive of the event and presentation materials will be available at the Investors section of the Tengion website...

2010-10-23 01:42:40

'Walking' bacteria, kidney stones addressed in junior faculty members' health-related work Researchers can spend entire careers producing outstanding work but still not see their efforts featured in the pages of Science, one of the world's most prestigious scientific journals. That won't be the case, though, for two junior faculty members in engineering at the University of Houston (UH). Jacinta Conrad and Jeff Rimer, both assistant professors in Cullen College of Engineering's department of...

2010-10-15 01:19:15

Researchers have developed a method for curbing the growth of crystals that form cystine kidney stones. Their findings, which appear in the latest issue of the journal Science, may offer a pathway to a new method for the prevention of kidney stones. The study was conducted by researchers at New York University's Department of Chemistry and its Molecular Design Institute, NYU School of Medicine, and the Medical College of Wisconsin. Kidney stones comprised of L-cystine affect at least 20,000...

2010-10-12 16:50:21

The use of estrogen therapy by postmenopausal women might increase the risk of developing kidney stones, according to findings by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers. In a study available online and in today's issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, investigators found that estrogen therapy after menopause increased a woman's chances of developing kidney stones by approximately 20 percent. This discovery calls into question the long-held belief that estrogen might actually protect...

2010-10-12 14:14:16

Use of estrogen therapy is associated with an increased risk of developing kidney stones in postmenopausal women, according to a report in the October 11 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Nephrolithiasis [kidney stones] is a common condition that affects 5 percent to 7 percent of postmenopausal women in the United States," according to background information in the article. "Because the process of kidney stone formation is influenced by a variety of...

2010-09-17 13:35:09

Foods the lower blood pressure benefit the kidneys as well Certain key ingredients of a diet designed to prevent high blood pressure can ward off kidney stones, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). The results suggest how low-fat dairy products and/or plants may have potent kidney stone"“fighting properties. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet"”which is high in fruits,...


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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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