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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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2008-07-15 07:30:00

U.S. researchers say millions more people could suffer from kidney stones due to an increase in global warming. Two mathematical models linked temperature and the risk of kidney-stones, and found that segments of the United States where the condition is most common will grow in coming years due to an expected rise in temperatures. One of the researchers, urologist Dr. Margaret Pearle of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, said, "There's every reason to anticipate...

2008-07-10 06:00:13

By White, Sarah L McGeechan, Kevin; Jones, Michael; Cass, Alan; Chadban, Steven J; Polkinghorne, Kevan R; Perkovic, Vlado; Roderick, Paul J Objectives. We sought to determine whether an elevated burden of chronic kidney disease is found among disadvantaged groups living in the United States, Australia, and Thailand. Methods. We used data on participants 35 years or older for whom a valid serum creatinine measurement was available from studies in the United States, Thailand, and Australia....

2007-12-05 15:00:38

SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission Pharmacal, the privately held specialty pharmaceutical company that pioneered the technology behind metabolic evaluations for kidney stone disease, has sold the rights to its line of kidney stone diagnostics to Quest Diagnostics Incorporated . The agreement was completed December 3, 2007. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Products in the diagnostic line, include UroRisk(R) Diagnostic Profile, StoneRisk(R) Diagnostic Profile, StoneTrack...

2007-05-16 03:00:11

By Flagg, Laura R Urolithiasis is a condition that can cause significant morbidity among patients. Dietary manipulations traditionally advised include fluid, protein, oxalate, calcium, citrate, and sodium changes in the diet. Evidence-based practice guidelines suggest that there is not ample evidence to confidently recommend dietary changes, since inadequate studies have been done to quantify the risks of diet in stone formation. While fluid intake patterns have the weightiest evidence in...


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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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