Health Tip: Preventing Kidney Stones

-- About one in 10 people will have a kidney stone during his or her lifetime, says the National Kidney Foundation. Kidney stones are hard deposits made of minerals and salts that can be painful and difficult to pass. To help prevent kidney stones,...
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Publication date: Available online 2 April 2020Source: Urology Case ReportsAuthor(s): Wubin Tan, Tieqiu Li, Ke Yang, Zheng Mao, Jiahui Li
Source: Urology Case Reports - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Rates of perinatal complications in our series are more reassuring than the ubiquitously quoted rates from small and dated studies. The diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism may be easily missed during pregnancy, owing to its non-specific presentation. A high index of suspicion and measurement of ionized calcium levels is encouraged, especially for patients with excessive nausea and vomiting, nephrolithiasis, atypical presentations of hypertensive disorders, or isolated polyhydramnios. Mild degrees of calcium derangement do not preclude adverse perinatal outcomes. Surgery appears to be safe, even in the thir...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research
Conditions:   Kidney Stone;   Kidney Calculi;   Urinary Tract Obstruction;   Infection;   Sepsis Intervention:   Other: Initial clinical and laboratory evaluation Sponsor:   University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Enrolling by invitation
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Publication date: January–March 2020Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Volume 11, Issue 1Author(s): Suresh B. Patankar, A.M. Mujumdar, Fanthome Bernard, Phadke Supriya
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
This study is consisted of 94 patients with poor obstetric history. Patients were evaluated in terms of the presence of cholelithiasis and urolithiasis in association with MTHFR polymorphism(s). Additional laboratory tests including homocysteine measurements were also performed. ROC analysis for assessing the performance of blood homocysteine level in predicting the presence of cholelithiasis and urolithiasis were also performed.Results: Patients were divided into three groups such as cholelithiasis group (n = 9, 9.6%), urolithiasis group (n = 18, 19.1%) and control group (n = 67, ...
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research
Conclusions: RIRS may be the preferred procedure for patients who need more renal function protection when treating renal stones
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research
AbstractObjectivesPrevious studies have shown that split-bolus protocols in virtual non-contrast (VNC) reconstructions of dual-energy computed tomography (DE-CT) significantly decrease radiation dose in patients with urinary stone disease. To evaluate the impact on kidney stone detection rate of stone composition, size, tube voltage, and iodine concentration for VNC reconstructions of DE-CT.MethodsIn this prospective study, 16 kidney stones of different sizes (1.2 –4.5 mm) and compositions (struvite, cystine, whewellite, brushite) were placed within a kidney phantom. Seventy-two scans with nine different iodine ...
Source: European Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Source: Urolithiasis - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Hyperuricemia predisposes to gout, which may result in tophi, kidney stones, or urate nephropathy even kidney failure. Many metabolic risk factors and disorders has been recognized as a key risk factor contrib...
Source: Lipids in Health and Disease - Category: Lipidology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
The color Doppler ultrasound twinkling artifact has been found to improve detection of kidney stones with ultrasound; however, it appears on only ∼60% of stones. Evidence from ex vivo kidney stones suggests twinkling arises from microbubbles stabilized in crevices on the stone surface. Yet it is unknown whether these bubbles are present on stones in humans. Here, we used a research ultrasound system to quantify twinkling in humans with kidn ey stones in a hyperbaric chamber. Eight human patients with non-obstructive kidney stones previously observed to twinkle were exposed to a maximum pressure of 4 atmospheres absolut...
Source: Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Clinical Note Source Type: research
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