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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.
Certain key ingredients of a diet designed to prevent high blood pressure can ward off kidney stones.
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.
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.
Allopurinol helps kidney function and cuts heart risks.
Patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery experience changes in their urine composition that increase their risk of developing kidney stones.
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.
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.
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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