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2011-06-21 13:25:00

CONCORD, Calif., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With research studies showing the incidence of kidney stones on the rise in the last 30 years, Californians should be mindful that today's arrival of summer increases risks, say experts at one of Northern California's largest urological medical practices. About one in 300 Americans suffer kidney stones annually, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In California, doctors say the incidence rises each year along with outside...

2010-02-17 08:00:00

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission Pharmacal Company announced today the introduction of the Urocit®-K 15 mEq (potassium citrate) Extended-release tablet. The new formulation builds on the heritage of Urocit-K with a maximum-strength alkalinizing agent to help prevent kidney stone recurrence in more than 90 percent of patients. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/urocit-k/42386/ "The...

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...

2007-04-03 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...


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