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renal calculi

Kidney stones, see there.
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Q. Why do i get kidney stones? I am 38 and have had three stones pass so far. Is it the coffee, the meat, the stress, or the damned DNA?! My uncle is in his 50s and has passed over 30 stones!

A. Kidney stones are very common and even without the genetic or familial background people tend to get them. Of course, the more family predisposition you have, the higher are your chances of developing them, which is probably why you did. Also, a diet rich with dairy and calcium can cause your body to store excess calcium, that tends to calcify and create stones. Not drinking enough fluid is also one of the reasons.

Q. Would kidney stones affect a PSA reading? Would drinking lots of grapefruit juice affect a PSA reading? My husband's PSA reading jumped from a 4.2 to a 17 in @ 2 years' time. How can that be? This man takes all sorts of supplements and really watches his diet. He also takes good care of his body, and does NOT look or act 68.

A. You should get your parathyroid gland checked out. Your calcium level might be causing the kidney stones.

Q. How can i overcome kidney ache? in the morning it appears.after wake up.

A. First of all, it is important to distinguish kidney ache from lower back ache. If you have ever suffered from kidney problems or infections, it might be advisable to see a doctor, and rule out an infection. However, if you are otherwise healthy, and have been experiencing back pain after you wake up, it is very much possible your pain is not from the kidneys, but from the muscles of your back. In this case, some exercise on a daily basis to help strengthen your lower back can very much ease the pain you're experiencing.

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Then 15 cases of staghorn calculi, 61 cases of multiple renal calculi (9 cases on bilateral sides) and 10 cases of unilateral renal calculi were confirmed through the urinary system color ultrasound, KUB, CTU and IVU examinations.
Kendi, "Ureteropelvic junction obstruction and coexisting renal calculi in children: Role of metabolic abnormalities," Urology, vol.
found CT scan shows the most sensitivity and specificity compared with any other modalities in renal calculi evaluation [3].
The types of abnormalities observed were renal calculi, hydronephrosis, pyelonephritis, renal abscess, renal infarction, renal necrosis, and cystitis.
However, to the best of our knowledge, this study is one update review and meta-analysis to compare mini-PCNL and RIRS for treating renal calculi. We believe the results of the present meta-analysis could help urologists make better clinical decisions to manage stone disease patients.
A 14F ureteral access sheath was placed to maintain low intrarenal pressure and facilitate frequent passage of the ureteroscope to the site of the renal calculi. The Olympus flexible ureteroscope and a 230 [micro]m laser fiber were used to fragment the renal calculi.
Gastrointestinal adverse effects (4% increase) and renal calculi or mild renal insufficiency (16% increase) were more common with vitamin D and analogs than placebo (GI adverse effects: 15 trials, 47,761 patients; RR=1.04; 95% CI, 1.00-1.08; renal calculi or mild renal insufficiency: 11 trials, 46,548 patients; RR=1.16; 95% CI, 1.02-1.33).
During the routine medical checkup of these workers a number of renal lithiasis cases were detected which prompted the question whether lead accumulates in renal calculi like other body pools such as physiological fluids, soft tissues and bones [2].
Renal calculi in dogs and cats: prevalence, mineral type, breed, age and gender interrelationships (1981-93).
In a study from Karachi by Rizvi et al,20 75 renal calculi were analyzed.
Various epidemiological factors seen in ESBL producers include female patients (n = 24, 80%), history of antimicrobial intake (n = 17,57%), elderly age >60 years (n = 16 53%), renal calculi (n = 15, 50%), history of recurrent UTI (n = 11, 37%), pregnancy (n = 11,37%), diabetes mellitus (n = 7, 23%) and history of urogenital instrumentation (n = 7, 23%).