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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...

2007-04-03 09:00:10

By Duffin, Christopher John Abstract The folklore associated with fish otoliths is traced from classical times to the present day for the first time. Otolithomancy involved divination of maritime weather conditions by consulting the properties and morphology of the "stones." In folk medicine, they were employed in the treatment of renal problems, malarial fever, nose bleeds, jaundice, pain, and swellings in the groin. They were also believed to act as aphrodisiacs. Modern applications...

2006-06-28 07:51:08

Exercise in chamber that simulates gravity may prevent stone formation As the space shuttle Discovery prepares to launch on July 1, researchers at the University of Minnesota have identified a way for astronauts to reduce their risk of developing kidney stones while in space. Astronauts lose calcium in their bones and strength in their muscles while in space because of the zero-gravity environment. This calcium can end up in their kidneys, putting them at risk for developing kidney stones....


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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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