Kidney Stone? Try a Roller Coaster Ride

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2016 -- Anyone who's suffered a kidney stone just wants the urinary obstruction gone. Now, preliminary research suggests relief might even be fun: a roller coaster ride. There's been anecdotal evidence from patients that these...
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If you’ve been diagnosed with kidney stones (urolithiasis), you may have several options for treatment. These include medical therapy, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL), percutaneous nephrolithotripsy (PCNL), and ureteroscopy. A brief anatomy of the urinary tract The urinary tract includes kidneys (two organs that filter waste and extra water from the blood) ureters (two tubes bringing urine from each kidney to the bladder) bladder (organ that collects urine) urethra (a single tube through which urine in the bladder passes out of the body). The evaluation for kidney stones If your symptoms suggest kidney...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Kidney and urinary tract Men's Health Women's Health Source Type: blogs
AbstractObjectivesWe aimed to evaluate the role of nephrin and podocalyxin in determining the intervals between shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) sessions and how soon the kidney damage was recovered.MethodsThis work was a prospective study that included 30 patients with unilateral kidney stones. The patients ’ midflow urine samples were collected before SWL and 1 h, 1 day and 1 week after the procedure. Nephrin and podocalyxin levels in the urine samples were measured by the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay method.ResultsAmong the 30 patients who underwent SWL, 19 were males and 11 were females. The mean ...
Source: International Urology and Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
AbstractStandard of care for large or complex renal stones is percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Robotic pyelolithotomy, however, may be a feasible alternative, but limited data exist on its outcomes and complications. Our study objective was to describe the outcomes and peri-operative complications of robotic pyelolithotomy for complex renal calculi. We performed a retrospective analysis of robotic pyelolithotomy at our tertiary academic institution from 2015 to 2018. Demographics, stone clearance rates, complications, estimated blood loss, operative time, and length of stay were reported. 15 patients were included with a medi...
Source: Journal of Robotic Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conditions:   Urolithiasis;   Calyx; Calculus Interventions:   Dietary Supplement: Potassium and magnesium citrate;   Dietary Supplement: Placebo Sponsor:   Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Source: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Source Type: research
When the National Institutes of Health convened the first workshop devoted to the diagnosis and management of primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) in 1990, astute clinicians had already appreciated that the classic presentation of this disorder, established decades before as symptomatic and progressive, was no longer the typical face of the disease. Primary hyperparathyroidism was being diagnosed with increasing frequency in asymptomatic patients and those for whom reduced bone mass was the main clinical finding. Guidelines published in 1991 from that first National Institutes of Health conference outlined the diagnostic cri...
Source: JAMA Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 July 2019Source: European UrologyAuthor(s): James F. Donaldson, Yasir Ruhayel, Andreas Skolarikos, Steven MacLennan, Yuhong Yuan, Robert Shepherd, Kay Thomas, Christian Seitz, Aleš Petrik, Christian Türk, Andreas NeisiusAbstractContextBladder stones (BS) constitute 5% of urinary stones. Currently, there is no systematic review of their treatment.ObjectiveTo assess the efficacy (primary outcome: stone-free rate [SFR]) and morbidity of BS treatments.Evidence acquisitionThis systematic review was conducted in accordance with the European Association of Urology Guidelines Offic...
Source: European Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Based upon our investigations it is proposed that 5i derivative may serve as a lead structure for devising more potent urease inhibitors. PMID: 31309895 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medicinal Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Med Chem Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our initial experience concluded that Miniperc technique is a safe and effective treatment option for renal stones in pediatric population.
Source: Urology Annals - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: In this study, preoperative stenting offered few operative advantages and did not meaningfully influence returns to the ED and readmissions within 90 days after ureteroscopy.
Source: Urology Annals - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
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