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Relating to, caused by, or having a calculus or calculi.


1 describing a substance that has the hardness of stone.
2 pertaining to calculus.


Pertaining to one or more calculi.

Patient discussion about calculous

Q. How do you calculate the weeks of a pregnancy? I'm confused! My Doctor calculates my pregnancy by weeks and my friends and family through months. Can someone tell me how it goes exactly? Are there 4 weeks every month, if so then there should be 36 weeks not 40?!

A. Each pregnancy month doesn't have exactly 4 weeks as a regular month. Its divided more into trimesters which each trimester is between 12-14 weeks long.

Q. how do i determine what is the right weight i need to be? i know there is a way to calculate it, an equation , what are the parameters in it ?

A. I don't mean to burst any bubbles, but BMI is definitely not a good way to determine what weight you should be. If you considered that a body builder or a professional athlete is considered obese under BMI standards then you would know what I mean. Here is an article about it I found on Medical News Today:

Q. Provide me some examples of food labels and nutrition calculations. Hello, Can any one provide me some examples of food labels and nutrition calculations?

A. I have given some 5 basic questions and answers which are related to food labels and nutrition calculations. Hope you will find it useful:

1. How many calories would you consume if you ate the entire bag?
90 calories x 4 servings = 360 calories

2. What is the total amount of calories that come from fat in the entire bag?
30 calories from fat x 4 servings = 120 calories

3. What is the percentage of calories that come from fat in the entire bag?
120 calories from fat ÷ 360 calories = 33%

4. How many calories per serving come from carbohydrates?
13 g Carbohydrates x 4 calories = 52 calories

5. How many calories per serving come from protein?
3 g Protein x 4 calories = 12 calories

Hope you find is useful.

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Early complications of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for calculous cholecystitis.
In the majority of early reports, this pathology was tuberculosis, but more recently, calculous pyonephrosis has been the predominant underlying cause.
10) The researchers compared wall thickness, inflammation, and the amount of fat in the walls of gallbladders that had been removed for both acalculous and calculous disease with the characteristics of gallbladders removed for reasons unrelated to organ dysfunction (the controls).
We report a case of dRTA associated hypokalaemia related rhabdomyolysis in a 49-year-old woman with a medical history of calculous renal disease but otherwise unremarkable.
B-Ultrasound is purported to have greater than 95% specificity and sensitivity in detecting acute calculous cholecystitis.
Percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) was described as a minimally invasive, image-guided procedure and has become an alternative treatment strategy for high-risk patients with acute calculous or acalculous cholecystitis who are unfit for urgent surgery (1,5).
4 With prompt and appropriate treatment, the outcome in the group of patents with no underlying systemic illness appears to be similar to patients with calculous cholecystitis.
In this investigation of 85 patients, including 55 with acute calculous cholecystitis and 30 with chronic calculous cholecystitis into the preoperative preparation before laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LCE), there was used irradiation on the area of the gall bladder and epigastria duct by low power magneto-infrared laser.
Chlorthalidone reduces calcium oxalate calculous recurrence but magnesium hydroxidedoes not.
Choledocal fasciolasis by Fasciola hepatica in surgery of chronic calculous cholecistitis
Scilla indica Felon (wound on nail; with other plants) (Ayyanar and Ignacimuthu, 2009); Anthelmentic, cardiac stimulant, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue and expectorant, asthma, cough and bronchitis, paralytic attacks, ailments of the heart, calculous affections, rheumatism and skin diseases (Rao and Rangaswami, 1967; Tripathi et al, 2001).