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Nobody Ever Knocked on the Pipes

Nobody Ever Knocked on the Pipes

Posted by on Jun 25, 2019 in Blog, Kidney stones, Urinary tract infection | 0 comments

by Peigi Chace* Warning: The story below contains references to unpleasant subjects, including carsickness, infection, and a suffering kidney, and may not be suitable for all readers. I felt fine. My friend Andy and I were rolling down the highway in my little red car on the way to Virginia. Andy supplied the snacks and the selection of music. Because Andy...

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Clinical Trials Today

Clinical Trials Today

Posted by on Aug 26, 2018 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, Nocturia, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Overactive bladder, Parkinson's Disease, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 10 comments

Prior to the 20th century, most people lived about 47 years in the developed world because of infectious diseases. In 1940, the first use of penicillin to treat infectious diseases occurred and penicillin became available in 1945 to the general public. Science and research conducted throughout the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, created more antibiotics so that life...

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Kidney Stones and the Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Kidney Stones and the Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Posted by on Jul 15, 2018 in Blog, Kidney stones, Urinary tract infection | 1 comment

As I laid on the emergency room’s hospital bed, a volunteer said, “I’ve had seven children and kidney stones. I’d take labor pains over kidney stone pain anytime.” Although I’m not sure I completely agree, I do know that pain from kidney stone, called renal colic, can be excruciating. Over half a million people in the US...

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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Adrenal Glands

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Adrenal Glands

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 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 | 5 comments

The adrenal glands-which are also called suprarenal glands-are part of the endocrine system and are found on the top of each kidney. How the endocrine system hormones work Hormones secreted from glands of the endocrine system travel in the bloodstream to target cells. Target cells have receptors that are specific to each hormone. The hormones and receptors...

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What is the best type of surgery for kidney stones?

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in Kidney stones | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared two different types of surgery to remove kidney stones. The study found that an incision through the skin increased the chances of removing large kidney stones. Some background Kidney stones are a common problem which can cause severe pain in patients. Retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) involves the use of...

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Ultrasound-guided treatment of kidney stones

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in Kidney stones | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study researched the effectiveness of ultrasound to guide treatment of kidney stones. Researchers concluded that ultrasound-guided treatment was similar in effectiveness and outcomes to the standard-of-care using X-ray imaging. Some background Kidney stones are a common health problem that can cause severe pain and affect...

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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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Looking for kidney stone patients with and without hypercalciuria (high levels of calcium in urine)

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in Kidney stones | 0 comments

In a nutshell This phase 2 trial aims to assess the effects of citric acid and potassium citrate (both food supplements) on kidney stone formation. The main outcome to be investigated is the change in calcium phosphate (a mineral involved in kidney stone formation) present in the urine. The trial is recruiting in Dallas (Texas), USA. The details...

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Looking for patients with a history of cystine kidney stones or with documented cystinuria

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in Kidney stones | 0 comments

In a nutshell This phase 2 trial aims to assess whether daily supplementation with lipoic acid affects cystine kidney stone recurrence. The main outcome to be investigated is the recurrence rate of cystine kidney stones. The trial is recruiting in San Francisco (California), USA. The details Cystine stones are caused by a rare disorder called...

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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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FDA News Releases and Signing Up for Alerts

FDA News Releases and Signing Up for Alerts

Posted by on Aug 13, 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 | 1 comment

You may not know this but you can get warnings from the FDA on problems with prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs.  For example, on August 11, a FDA News Release issued this warning about over-the-counter liquid vitamins that are given to young children and those who cannot swallow pills. “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is...

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