Barberry found to prevent the formation of kidney stones

(Natural News) The extract of the desert barberry (Berberis trifoliata) was studied and found to be an effective alternative treatment for the reduction of the formation of stones in the bladder or urinary tract. A recent study published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative medicines concluded that urolithiasis, which is a condition that...
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The original version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake. On page 84, the dose for oral potassium citrate is incorrectly written as “0.1 mg/kg/day divided BID-QID for children, 30–60 mg per day divided BID-QID for adults”.
Source: Urolithiasis - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
AbstractThe aim of this study was to determine whether the presence or degree of hydronephrosis (HN) affects the stone disintegration efficacy of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL). A comprehensive literature search using PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science was conducted to retrieve relevant studies. Risk ratios (RRs) and mean differences (MDs) with corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated for comparisons of outcomes of interest. In total, seven comparative studies with 2033 patients were included. Overall results indicated no significant difference in stone-free rate (SFR) and retreatment ra...
Source: Urolithiasis - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 October 2019Source: Biocatalysis and Agricultural BiotechnologyAuthor(s): Dina Karamad, Kianoush Khosravi-Darani, Hedayat Hosseini, Sanaz Tavasoli, Aaron W. MillerAbstractOxalate is a common component of many foods typically present as a salt of oxalic acid, which will be excreted in the urine. Hyperoxaluria is known to be a considerable risk factor for urolithiasis, and formation of oxalate kidney stone. Oxalate degradation by the probiotic anaerobic bacterium Oxalobacter formigenes DSM 4420 has high yield and efficiency both in the human colon helping to prevent hyperoxaluria and dis...
Source: Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
Publication date: October 2019Source: European Urology Supplements, Volume 18, Issue 9Author(s): G. Milanese, M. Pavia, M. Tiroli, E. Pretore, A. Galosi
Source: European Urology Supplements - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: October 2019Source: European Urology Supplements, Volume 18, Issue 9Author(s): S. Micali, A. El Sherbiny, L. Bevilacqua, F. Fidanza, C. Di Pietro, M. Sighinolfi, S. Kaleci, A. Eissa, A. Zoeir, G. Bianchi, B. Rocco
Source: European Urology Supplements - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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Source: Der Urologe. Ausg. A - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Urologe A Source Type: research
Authors: Uehara A, Suzuki T, Yamamoto Y, Hasegawa M, Koitabashi K, Yazawa M, Koike J, Shibagaki Y Abstract A 77-year-old man with a history of hypertension, prostate hyperplasia, and urolithiasis was admitted for acute kidney injury caused by hypercalcemia. Neck ultrasonography showed a large cyst adjacent to the right lower thyroid lobe. Although a technetium99m sestamibi scan was negative, an extremely high intracystic intact parathyroid hormone level suggested that the cyst had a parathyroid origin and that a functional parathyroid cyst was present. Immunohistochemical staining for the calcium-sensing receptor (...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Based on mostly very low-quality evidence for most comparisons and outcomes, we are uncertain about the effect of nearly all medical and surgical interventions to treat stone disease in children.Common reasons why we downgraded our assessments of the quality of evidence were: study limitations (risk of bias), indirectness, and imprecision. These issues make it difficult to draw clinical inferences. It is important that affected individuals, clinicians, and policy-makers are aware of these limitations of the evidence. There is a critical need for better quality trials assessing patient-important outcomes in chi...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Endourology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsSmartphone technology is constantly evolving and has the potential to improve urological care and education. Of concern to consumer and urologist alike is that these downloadable programs are limited due to the accuracy of their content, risk of confidentiality breach, and the lack of central regulation and professional involvement in their development.
Source: World Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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