Health Tip: Understanding Kidney Stones

-- One in ten people will have a kidney stone at some point in their lives, says the National Kidney Foundation. Kidney stones are hard objects that are produced from chemicals in urine. Symptoms can range from lower back pain, bloody urine,...
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Authors: Chiancone F, Meccariello C, Fedelini M, Giannella R, Fedelini P Abstract BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare four renal access techniques in percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). METHODS: A total of 437 patients who underwent PCNL at our Center from January 2015 to December 2019 were included in the analysis. Telescopic metallic coaxial dilation (TMD) was usedin 146 patients, single step balloon dilation (BD) in 98 patients, one-shot dilation with 30 F Amplatz (OS 30F) in 106 patients, and one-shot dilation with 16 F Amplatz (OS 6F) in 87 patients. Primary endpoints were perioperative outco...
Source: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Minerva Urol Nefrol Source Type: research
With remote work becoming a widespread option for Bay Area companies, it ’s important to have the tools and advice to build a home office that will serve you best to get your job done. While many employees adapt to remote work, companies are creating programs and methods to make it easier for their employees to function.  To protect your body and increase product ivity, it’s important to have a desk and chair that support your spine which will minimize neck and back pain. Since we spend so…
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AbstractObjectivesThe study aimed to compare the acetaminophen administration efficacy or its combination with codeine for pain control in acute apical abscesses cases.Materials and MethodsThirty-nine patients who sought emergency treatment in the Faculty of Dentistry of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul were included, all of them with acute apical abscess diagnosis. These patients were divided into two groups: acetaminophen group —prescription of acetaminophen (1000 mg) and acetaminophen–codeine group—prescription of acetaminophen (1000 mg) + codeine (30 mg), both w...
Source: Clinical Oral Investigations - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 July 2020Source: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and TraumaAuthor(s): Shakti Goel, Vicky Varghese, Tyfik Demir
Source: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Conclusions: Lower back pain is a serious health problem, and this review article will help educate physicians and physiotherapists dealing with LBP in the options of evidence-based treatment. Ultimately, the article introduces and postulates the need to systematize therapeutic procedures in LBP therapy, with a long-term perspective. PMID: 32256908 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Pain Research and Management - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Retrograde intrarenal surgery for the management of renal stone in kidney anomalies is safe, feasible and effective. However; more cases and comparative studies with percutaneous and extracorporeal lithotripsy are needed to optimize treatment decision making. PMID: 32240110 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Archivos Espanoles de Urologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Arch Esp Urol Source Type: research
A 61-year-old man with a medical history of coronary artery disease and symptomatic urolithiasis presented to the emergency department with new onset gross hematuria and 3 months of low back pain, urinary symptoms, and lower extremity edema. He described the back pain as throbbing and 8/10 in severity. The back pain was in the midline, lower thoracic area with radiation down both legs and to his left flank. The pain was worse when lying flat and improved when sitting in a chair. Acetaminophen, ibuprofen, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, and chiropractic intervention did not provide relief.
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Publication date: Available online 13 January 2020Source: Urology Case ReportsAuthor(s): Meng-Tian Liang, Chao Wang, Fa Zhang, Feng-Hai ZhouAbstractA 48-year-old man was presented in the local hospitalized where he lived because of lower back pain one month ago. Then he came to our hospital for kidney stones on the right side within horseshoe kidneys and hydronephrosis diagnosed by imaging and abdominal ultrasound. After we proceeded single standard percutaneous nephrolithotomy with holmium laser combined EMS, his stones were totally removed with little intraoperative bleeding. No eventful post-operative complications occu...
Source: Urology Case Reports - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Lower back pain is a common complaint. When back pain occurs on the lower right side, causes can include sprains and strains, kidney stones, infections, and conditions that affect the intestines or reproductive organs. Learn more about what causes back pain on the lower right side and when to see a doctor here.
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Rationale: A horseshoe kidney is the most common congenital fusion abnormality in the kidney, occurring in approximately 1 in 400 live births. Several complications including renal malignancies, ureteropelvic junction obstruction, urolithiasis, vesicoureteral reflux, and hydronephrosis can occur in this patient population. Patient concerns: A 28-year-old woman was admitted to hospital because of chronic left low back pain. Microscopic hematuria was not seen. Computed tomography showed the horseshoe kidney and left hydronephrosis. Diagnoses: On the basis of these findings and clinical manifestations, the final diagn...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
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