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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 | 3 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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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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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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