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2010-10-12 16:50:21

The use of estrogen therapy by postmenopausal women might increase the risk of developing kidney stones.

2010-10-12 14:14:16

Use of estrogen therapy is associated with an increased risk of developing kidney stones in postmenopausal women.

2010-09-17 13:35:09

Certain key ingredients of a diet designed to prevent high blood pressure can ward off kidney stones.

2010-09-17 09:57:00

Kidney stones are sneaky things, they come out of nowhere and blindside you, but this study shows that by eating a diet to prevent high blood pressure, kidney stones can also be prevented.

2010-07-29 16:29:00

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, July 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scientists at deCODE genetics and colleagues at Radboud University in the Netherlands today describe how the impact of a single letter variation in the sequence of the human genome (SNP) conferring risk of kidney disease varies with age and with the onset of other diseases.

2010-06-11 13:40:14

Allopurinol helps kidney function and cuts heart risks.

2010-03-11 10:08:38

Patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery experience changes in their urine composition that increase their risk of developing kidney stones.

2010-02-22 14:42:30

While the majority of children who were affected by consuming toxic melamine-contaminated products in China recovered, kidney abnormalities remained in 12% of the affected children, according to an article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

2010-02-18 11:15:55

Obesity in general nearly doubles the risk of developing kidney stones, but the degree of obesity doesn't appear to increase or decrease the risk one way or the other, a new study from Johns Hopkins shows.

2010-02-17 08:00:00

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission Pharmacal Company announced today the introduction of the Urocit®-K 15 mEq (potassium citrate) Extended-release tablet.


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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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