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2009-04-27 09:26:00

LINTHICUM, Md., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients with stone disease could benefit from drinking diet soda. New research from the University of California, San Francisco suggests that the citrate and malate content in commonly consumed sodas may be sufficient to inhibit the development of calcium stones. The study was presented at the 104th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA). Increased alkalinity is proven to augment citraturia, a known factor...

2009-04-27 07:10:00

Unique Software Application Suite for the Assessment of the Urinary System CHICAGO, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuisys, a leader in providing state-of-the-art CT and MR imaging systems to physician practices, announced today at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance of UroCARE(TM), a unique software application package for the assessment of urinary anatomy using multi-slice computed tomography (CT)...

2009-04-27 07:06:06

Patients with stone disease could benefit from drinking diet soda. New research from the University of California, San Francisco suggests that the citrate and malate content in commonly consumed sodas may be sufficient to inhibit the development of calcium stones. The study was presented at the 104th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA). Increased alkalinity is proven to augment citraturia, a known factor for calcium stones. Malate increases the amount of...

2009-04-27 07:04:20

Children with a history of consuming melamine-contaminated milk powder are at an increased risk of developing kidney stones and other urological complications. Researchers presenting two studies at the 104th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) found that melamine calculus occurred mostly in infants at six months to 18 months after consuming melamine-contaminated milk powder after birth but that the stones could be effectively managed with noninvasive...

2009-04-23 08:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Percutaneous Systems, Inc. (PercSys) today announced that it will introduce the Accordion CoAx(TM) Stone Control Device, the newest member of its Accordion family of disposable kidney stone treatment tools, at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA), to be held April 25-28 in Chicago, Illinois. The Accordion CoAx Stone Control Device is an over-the-wire stone management device designed to simplify and shorten...

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2009-03-27 06:45:00

Doctors are scratching their heads to understand an apparent rise in the number of children with kidney stones, typically an adult condition.  Some believe that kids' love of burgers, fries and other salty foods is behind the increase. The malady causes excruciating pain, worse than childbirth in some cases. And while the number of affected children isn't alarming, an increasing number of kids with kidney stones have been showing up at hospitals throughout the country. Johns Hopkins...

2009-03-24 09:40:50

The amount of calcium your body absorbs might depend, in part, on the amount of dietary fiber you consume.Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center report that patients with noninsulin-dependent diabetes (type 2) excreted less calcium through their urine when they consumed 50 grams of fiber a day than when they ate 24 grams a day. Excreting less calcium indicates that they absorbed less of the mineral."We already know that fiber helps improve your cholesterol and glucose control and...

2008-10-07 21:00:36

By CHRIS LEONARD By CHRIS LEONARD Staff Writer MILLERSBURG -- As the Germans attempted to develop faster jets decades ago, they came across one experiment where water droplets would end up damaging the planes as they broke the sound barrier. Now that energy, essentially a series of shock waves, turned into a procedure called extra corporal lithotripsy and is used in medical procedures to remove kidney stones. And for the first time, Holmes County residents can get that procedure...

2008-09-18 09:00:49

China's Hebei, center of milk scandal, reports more sickened infants SHIJIAZHUANG, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Hebei Province, the center of the contaminated baby formula scandal, on Wednesday said it had received reports of 638 sick infants in one day. Gao Chunqiu, deputy chief of the provincial health department, told a press conference that 12,510 people consulted medical facilities in the province between midday on Monday and midday on Tuesday, and 638 babies were diagnosed with urinary...

2008-09-17 12:00:35

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "China's Hebei, Centre of Milk Scandal, Reports More Sickened Infants"] SHIJIAZHUANG, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) - Hebei Province, the centre of the contaminated baby formula scandal, on Wednesday said it had received reports of 638 sick infants in one day. Gao Chunqiu, deputy chief of the provincial health department, told a press conference that 12,510 people consulted medical facilities in the...


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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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