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What are the treatments available for kidney stones?

What are the treatments available for kidney stones?

Many: Conservative management is hydration, pain management and perhaps a medication to facilitate passage. If stone fails to pass, it may require a procedure such as laser fragmentation under direct vision using a ureteroscope, or alternatively, shock wave lithotripsy. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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What are the treatments for kidney stones?

What are the treatments for kidney stones?

See answer : Other than observation with pain management to allow for spontaneous passage of small stones, the 3 standard treatments are extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (eswl), ureteroscopy with holmium laser lithotripsy, and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (pcn). Choice of procedure depends on such factors as location of stone in the kidney or ureter, size, density, and number of stones, and pt preference. ...Read more

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What are the surgical treatments for getting rid of kidney stones?

What are the surgical treatments for getting rid of kidney stones?

Here are some...: The options to get rid of kidney stones include: 1) percutaneous nephrolithotripsy, 2) ESWL, & 3) transureteroscopic procedure, usually with holmium laser lithotripsy. As to which one to choose, it depends on the size of stone, anatomical structures of kidneys, and the professional proficiency as well as facility availability. More detail? Ask urologist for individual necessity & possibility ...Read more

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What are the treatments available for acute acalculous?

Surgery best: The definitive treatment of acalculous cholecystitis is cholecystectomy for patients who are able to tolerate surgery. In patients with acalculous cholecystitis who are high-risk surgical candidates (ie, end-stage liver disease), endoscopic gallbladder stent placement has been reported as an effective palliative treatment. ...Read more

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What OTC medicines are the best for kidney stones?

Lots of fluids: The single best treatment for virtually all kidney stones is fluids, fluids, fluids. Stay hydrated! almost half of all first time stone formers can avoid further stones by staying hydrated. That means drinking enough water and other fluids to urinate at least half a gallon day. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for Chronic Kidney Disease?

What are the treatments for Chronic Kidney Disease?

Pressure control: control blood pressure, identify and control causative disease (diabetes, SLE etc.) Na restriction, protein restriction, appropriate diagnotic testing and followup. Pre dialysis preparation and education. Transplant preparation, dialysis access and modality planning. removal of nephrotoxic medications, foods and behavior, achieve ideal body weight and stop smoking. ...Read more

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What are the tests for kidney stone?

What are the tests for kidney stone?

Several: There are several tests used. The best test is the ct scan but has a lot of radiation. In addition, a kub x-ray, kidney ultrasound, and urinalysis are also used as adjunctive tests. ...Read more

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What treatments are available for gallstones besides cholecystectomy?

What treatments are available for gallstones besides cholecystectomy?

Not many.: Many patients with documented gallstones never have symptoms and never require cholecystectomy. If the gallbladder becomes inflamed, removal is the procedure of choice. In a patient who is a poor surgical risk, placement of a tube into the inflamed gallbladder can be a temporizing measure. There are some medications that claim to dissolve gallstones, but these are rarely succesful. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for gall bladder rupture?

What are the treatment options for gall bladder rupture?

Surgery: A ruptured gallbladder is a surgical emergency and requires urgent surgical management in the operating room. ...Read more

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What are the options for kidney failure ?

What are the options for kidney failure ?

For chronic failure: You may 1. Do nothing but longevity will be very short and quality of life poor 2. Do hemodialysis ie in-center machine dialysis via line or shunt 3. Do peritoneal dialysis ie home dialysis which is done by patient who is trained over a week period with family support 4. Transplant from a living related person 5. Transplant from cadavar (bank) 5. Transplant from unrelated person. ...Read more

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What are treatments for hydronephrosis?

What are treatments for hydronephrosis?

It depends on cause: Hydronephrosis is a descriptive term for "a lot of fluid in the kidney". It can have multiple causes: from congenital obstruction to stones to reflux of urine from the bladder. Sometimes hydronephrosis is the end result of one of the above conditions and does not require any treatment. By analogy it is like a headache which can be caused by several conditions: treat the cause of the headache. ...Read more

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What are the common treatments for polycystic kidney disease?

What are the common treatments for polycystic kidney disease?

PKD: As of now there are no definitive treatments for polycystic kidney disease. At this time you treat the side effects (high blood pressure, infections, discomfort from large cysts). There are many studies going on currently to find a cure or treatment for pkd. Most patients are on an ace inhibitor for high BP control. ...Read more

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What treatments are available for pancreatitis?

What treatments are available for pancreatitis?

Difficult question: It is really impossible to answer that question without more information. Acute and chronic pancreatitis are treated very differently. ...Read more

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What are some of the non-drug treatments for Endometriosis?

What are some of the non-drug treatments for Endometriosis?

The non drug treatments for Endometriosis include:: Laparoscopic surgery, Surgery, complete hysterectomy -- with removal of both ovaries. ...Read more

Kidney Stone (Definition)

Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more


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Kidney Stones (Definition)

A condition in which small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts form inside the kidneys.They can be extremely painful until they pass or are broken up ...Read more