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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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6 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Kidneys

6 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Kidneys

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Blog, Kidney stones, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 5 comments

You eat a burger and drink lemonade.  Your digestive process breaks the proteins, fats and carbohydrates into smaller components that can be absorbed in the blood.   Waste products end up in the blood too.  Can you imagine what your blood would be like if there were no filters?   6 Facts about Kidneys Luckily, there are kidneys.   Kidneys are one...

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Hide and Go Seek…Continues: Prevalence

Hide and Go Seek…Continues: Prevalence

Posted by on May 13, 2013 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

Deep Breathing Time Again… We’re about to seek the answer to another of the numbers that health and medical professionals use daily from statistics. Are you ready?  Here it goes… What does Prevalence Rate in Statistics Mean? The prevalence rate is the total number of cases of a disease in a specific population divided by the total number of people...

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Count to 10… then Hide: Incidence! Understanding Statistics

Count to 10… then Hide: Incidence! Understanding Statistics

Posted by on May 7, 2013 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 | 6 comments

Ready to play Hide and Seek? Or are you just ready to hide? Most people feel like hiding when faced with the numbers that health and medical professionals use daily, statistics.   So we’re going to start slowly and cover different mathematical concepts you might have heard.  This will be a series of posts so if there are any math concepts that you...

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