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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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Bladders and New Technology

Bladders and New Technology

Posted by on Apr 14, 2019 in Blog, Nocturia, Overactive bladder, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 1 comment

Our last post discussed the connection between our kidneys and blood pressure. The kidneys release urine in a steady flow. It moves down the ureters–muscular tubules–to the bladder. How does the bladder work? What happens when you hold urine in your bladder instead of going when you need to? Here is a well done description of how the bladder...

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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 | 8 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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Does allergy and resistance to an antibiotic affect treatment choice for recurrent UTIs?

Posted by on Feb 12, 2018 in Urinary tract infection | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effect that allergy or resistance to an antibiotic has on choosing treatment for women with recurrent urinary tract infections. The study found that allergy and resistance to antibiotics strongly limited the choice of treatment. Some background Recurrent urinary tract infections (rUTI – an infection of...

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What antibiotic treatment is effective to treat UTIs caused by aerococcus bacteria?

Posted by on Jan 26, 2018 in Urinary tract infection | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at different treatments for urinary tract infections (UTIs – infection of the urethra or bladder) caused by aerococcus bacteria. The study found that nitrofurantoin (Macrobid), pivmecillinam (Selexid) and ciprofloxacin (Cipro) were effective antibiotic treatments for UTIs caused by aerococcus. Some...

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5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About An Unappreciated Organ: The Bladder

5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About An Unappreciated Organ:  The Bladder

Posted by on Nov 25, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Prostate cancer, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 5 comments

Because of its lowly role in the human body, we think about our bladders only when something is going wrong  or when we have to go really, really badly. So, November has been set aside as Bladder Health Awareness month. Here is a short review of bladder anatomy and function as well as common problems that can happen. Your bladder is connected to your...

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