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What are the risk factors for gallbladder and kidney stones in patients with IBD?

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018 in Kidney stones | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the risk factors for gallstones and kidney stones in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD – Crohn’s disease [CD] and ulcerative colitis [UC]). The study found that active inflammation in the bowel, as well as long-term NSAID use, were linked with kidney and gallbladder stones. Some background...

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Peonies and Hope

Peonies and Hope

Posted by on Dec 23, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Erectile dysfunction, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Infertility, Kidney stones, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 2 comments

“People are like peonies, they need a good hard frost to bring out the character.” ~Francis “Doc” Winter “Doc” Winter was a Midwesterner.  Born in Iowa in 1931, in the midst of the Great Depression, he grew up on a small farm.  He knew about hard frosts. Struggle, pain and suffering are part of life.  Joy, love and...

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Five modifiable risk factors for kidney stones

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in Kidney stones | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined modifiable risk factors for kidney stones in the general population. Over a 12-year follow-up, excess weight, low fluid intake, a poor diet, high calcium intake, and high sugary soft drink consumption were all found to independently increase the risk of kidney stones. Some background Kidney stones are small...

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An overview of shock wave therapy for kidney stones

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Kidney stones | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed recent evidence on shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) in the treatment of kidney stones. Some background Kidney stones are small mineral deposits that can form in or near the kidneys. They can be very painful and need to be passed or removed to avoid complications. Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is a common, non-surgical...

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High fluid intake reduces kidney stone risk

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Kidney stones | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to establish the role of fluid intake in the prevention of kidney stones. Authors reported a significantly reduced risk of kidney stones, including recurrent kidney stones, among individuals with a high fluid intake. Some background Kidney stones are small mineral deposits that can form in or near the...

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Naftopidil more effective than flopropione in helping to pass distal ureteral stones

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Kidney stones | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared two different drug therapies, naftopidil (Flivas) and flopropione (Cospanon), in improving kidney stone expulsion. Researchers reported a better stone expulsion rate and shorter time until expulsion with naftopidil compared to flopropione. Some background Kidney stones are small mineral deposits that can form in...

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Water from stone: Self-prevention of kidney stones

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in Kidney stones | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of daily fluid intake on the formation of kidney stones. Authors concluded that increasing daily water intake has the potential to prevent kidney stone formation. Some background Increased daily fluid intake has been shown to protect against the formation of urinary stones. However, the precise...

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Kidney stones and future cancer risk

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in Kidney stones | 0 comments

In a nutshell This analysis evaluated the association between kidney stones and the risk of future kidney cancer. Authors concluded that patients with a history of kidney stones may be at increased future risk for kidney cancer. Some background Kidney stones are one of the most common medical conditions, affecting millions of people worldwide. A...

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