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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.
By Duffin, Christopher John Abstract The folklore associated with fish otoliths is traced from classical times to the present day for the first time.
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.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Shock-wave lithotripsy (SWL), a noninvasive technique that uses sound waves to sonically disintegrate stones within the urinary track, appears to increase the risk of diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure), suggests a long-term follow-up study.
The plight of Chinese farmers, who risk accidents and disease with virtually no medical insurance, has provoked national leaders to move to restore rural medical cooperatives that collapsed during China's rush to embrace market economics, and to establish a nationwide safety net of minimal medical insurance.
If you're an older woman who pops calcium and vitamin D supplements, you may boost your protection against hip fractures but you also raise the risk of kidney stones, a study showed on Wednesday.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Overweight women who have kidney stones have an increased risk of developing high blood pressure (hypertension), according to a new report in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. A similar, but much weaker association, was seen among men.
After a stroke, some patients develop muscle spasm in their hand and wrist. A small study now indicates that the condition can be relieved with focused shock wave therapy, and the benefits may persist for at least 12 weeks after treatment.
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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