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(Natural News) The prevalence and recurrence rates of kidney stone disease (urolithiasis) are increasing globally. This health problem affects 12 percent of the world’s population, with more men suffering from it than in women. Despite recent medical advancements, there are still very limited options when it comes to effective anti-urolithiasis drugs. But in a recent study...
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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
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.
Source: Mayo Clinic Proceedings - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Residents ’ clinic Source Type: research
Source: World Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundWe sought to determine the rate of emergency department (ED) attendance for complications after ureterorenoscopy (URS) for stone disease and to identify risk factors for ED attendance after URS.MethodsAn analysis of all patients undergoing URS over 12  months at a single institution was performed. Patient demographics, preoperative and intraoperative variables associated with postoperative complications and subsequent ED attendance were collected. Logistic regression analyses were performed to determine predictors of URS complications presenting to ED.ResultsIn total, 202 ureteroscopies were performe...
Source: Irish Journal of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractHypophosphataemic rickets (HR) is a group of rare disorders caused by excessive renal phosphate wasting in which the participation of fibroblast growth factor  23 (FGF23) can be prominent. These diseases pose therapeutic challenges with important consequences for growth and bone development in childhood, with higher risk of fractures and poorer bone healing, dental problems, and nephrolithiasis or nephrocalcinosis. In some cases, the diagnostic delay can be very long; laboratory findings and an exhaustive anamnesis could help distinguish between various pathologies, and FGF23 values—although currently no...
Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
AbstractConventional treatment of X-linked hypophosphataemia (XLH) consists in the oral administration of phosphate plus calcitriol supplements. Although this therapy has reduced bone deformities and even achieved adequate patient growth, overtreatment or low adherence could lead to subsequent consequences that may compromise the efficacy of the therapy. Some of the complications associated with phosphate and vitamin  D treatment are abdominal discomfort, diarrhoea, hypokalaemia, hyperparathyroidism, hypercalcaemia or hypercalciuria, nephrocalcinosis or nephrolithiasis, and ectopic calcifications. Therefore, constant ...
Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ConclusionSialolith formation presents similarities with the hyperoxaluria that forms kidney stones, which suggests the possibility of a common origin. Further verification of a common origin could fundamentally change the way in which lithiasis is studied and treated.
Source: Clinical Proteomics - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
AbstractUrinary stone disease (USD) is affecting a greater number of children and low bone mineral density (BMD) and increased skeletal fractures have been demonstrated in stone patients; however, the mechanism(s) driving bone disease remain unclear. This pilot study was undertaken to assess an adolescent kidney stone cohort ’s BMD and evaluate for an inverse correlation between BMD and urine concentration of lithogenic minerals and/or inflammatory levels. Prospective case–control study was carried out at a large pediatric center. 15 participants with USD (12–18 years of age, 8 female) were matched b...
Source: Urolithiasis - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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