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Kidney stones diet: Avoid infection and painful symptoms by eating less of this food
KIDNEY stones are hard mass that form in the kidneys that can cause severe pain in your lower back or side. Other symptoms include needing to urinate more often than normal and feeling nauseous. Cutting down on particular foods could help prevent a kidney infection and stones. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney stones cases are on the rise, especially in women
A study by the Mayo Clinic looks at the prevalence of kidney stones in more than 10,000 residents of Olmsted County, Minnesota, over three decades from 1984 to 2012. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney Stones on the Rise Among Women
The investigators found that women -- especially those 18 to 39 years old -- developed stones more often than men. They were most likely to have so-called infection stones, blamed on chronic urinary tract infections. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney stones on the rise in US, study suggests
Kidney stones may be increasing among both men and women in the US, a new study says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney Stones on the Rise Among Women
TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 -- Kidney stones are becoming more common, especially in women, new research has found. Better diagnostic tools could be part of the reason for the steady rise in diagnoses, according to Mayo Clinic researchers. By using CT... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kidney Stones on the Rise Among Women
Title: Kidney Stones on the Rise Among WomenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/13/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - February 13, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Kidney stones WARNING: Cases of painful stones rising - how to prevent the condition
KIDNEY stones pain could be prevented by drinking lots of water and cutting back on salt. But, the number of cases is rising, scientists have warned. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney stones on the rise, Mayo Clinic study finds
(Mayo Clinic) Kidney stones are a painful health condition, often requiring multiple procedures at great discomfort to the patient. Growing evidence suggests that the incidence of kidney stones is increasing steadily, especially in women. Using data from the Rochester Epidemiology Project, Mayo Clinic researchers investigated the rise in stone formers to determine if this is a new trend, or simply an improvement in the way kidney stones are detected. Their findings appear in the March issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Review of NASA's Evidence Reports on Human Health Risks: 2017 Letter Report
NASA asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to review more than 30 publicly available evidence reports on human health risks for long-duration and exploration space flight. A new letter report -- the fifth and final in the series -- examines five NASA evidence reports on astronauts’ risk of bone fracture due to spaceflight-induced changes to bone, early onset osteoporosis due to spaceflight, cardiac rhythm problems during spaceflight, renal stone formation, and adverse health outcomes and decreases in performance due to in-flight medical conditions. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - January 10, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Investigation and Management of Renal Stone Disease Investigation and Management of Renal Stone Disease
Gain a better understanding of the optimal diagnostic and management strategies for nephrolithiasis.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Zooming in on protein to prevent kidney stones
(Case Western Reserve University) Researchers have applied Nobel prize-winning microscope technology to uncover an ion channel structure that could lead to new treatments for kidney stones. In a recent study published in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, researchers revealed atomic-level details of the protein that serves as a passageway for calcium across kidney cell membranes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 2, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New laser operation can clear painful kidney stones faster
'Every couple of years since 2002 I would have constant bowel pain. It was a dull ache, with waves of sharp spasms, says David Calver, who benefited from new kidney stone treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Medical Director's Personal Experience with ECMO Reveals Several Lessons Learned
My personal experience with ED ECMO What does it take to save the life of someone who's in shock and suffering from an acute massive pulmonary embolism? The answer is a comprehensive system of medical care that starts in the field with well-trained providers and is seamlessly backed up by hospitals that can provide highly sophisticated treatments that can now be started in the ED. As a cardiologist and the operational medical director for the city of Richmond, Va., and the surrounding Henrico County, I've had the privilege of helping to develop a comprehensive, regional system of care. In this article, I'm going t...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Joseph P. Ornato, MD, FACP, FACC, FACEP Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Warm, wet weather: The key to kidney stones?
Earlier studies found a link between temperature and kidney stones. A new project finds that heat is not the only factor; humidity plays a part, too. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Kidney stone symptoms: THIS toilet habit could be a sign of common PAINFUL condition
KIDNEY STONES are a common, painful condition. But severe discomfort often isn ’t the first symptom, with needing to urinate frequently an early sign you could be suffering. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney Stones, Even Asymptomatic, Heighten Renal Risk Kidney Stones, Even Asymptomatic, Heighten Renal Risk
Risks for end-stage renal disease and death are elevated in people who experience recurrent episodes of kidney stones and in those with asymptomatic stones, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Two gaps too many, three clues too few? Do elevated osmolal and anion gaps with crystalluria always mean ethylene glycol poisoning? - Gaddam M, Velagapudi RK, Abu Sitta E, Kanzy A.
A 60-year-old African-American man with a medical history significant for heavy alcohol abuse, hypertension, delirium tremens, nephrolithiasis and seizure disorder was brought to the hospital with altered mental status. He was found to have high anion gap ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Vitamin D may prevent asthma worsening for some
Conclusion This review gathers the available trial evidence to address the specific question of whether giving people with asthma vitamin D supplements could have an effect on how many asthma exacerbations they have. The review has many strengths. It only included double-blind trials, where participants and assessors didn't know if people were taking vitamin D or a placebo. Researchers also made careful attempts to gather all relevant data and information on confounding factors, and all but one trial had a low risk of bias. But there are some limitations to bear in mind: With the relatively small number of trials and par...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Source Type: news

Skeleton Reveals 19th Century Peoria Woman Had Chronic UTIs
A skeleton from the historic Peoria City Cemetery sheds new light on the common kidney stone. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kristina Killgrove, Contributor Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Eleven ways to help prevent kidney stones
Kidney stones are crystalized minerals that form in the kidneys. They can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. We look at 11 ways to prevent kidney stones. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Shockwave Medical touts Disrupt BTK lithoplasty system study results
Shockwave Medical today released results from the Disrupt below the knee study of its Shockwave Lithoplasty system designed to treat peripheral artery disease, touting low rates of residual stenosis and low vascular complications. Data from the study was presented at the annual Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe congress in Copenhagen, Denmark. “Interventional procedures that involve moderate and severe calcium can be complex, unpredictable and costly. The previous Disrupt PAD Study demonstrated that Lithoplasty addresses many major concerns in the treatment of problematic calcium i...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Vascular Shockwave Medical Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Thirteen natural home remedies for kidney stones
We look at 13 popular home remedies for treating kidney stones, how they work, the potential risks of home remedies, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria: Furore Over Ketogenic Diet
[Guardian] It is the latest weight loss fad in town. Some Nigerians have successfully used ketogenic or keto diet to achieve weight loss, but leaving them with sagging skin. Recent studies have shown that ketogenic diet, which is high in fat, could also help beat epilepsy and seizures, increase lifespan, and boost memory. However, there are fears that these benefits may come at a cost- constipation and kidney stones. CHUKWUMA MUANYA (Assistant Editor) and STANLEY AKPUNONU write. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Clinical trial tests increased fluid intake to treat kidney stones
A clinical trial is currently recruiting participants to study the effects of a smart water bottle, and other incentives, to reduce recurrence of kidney stones. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers turn to creative approaches to battle kidney stones
NIH-funded two-year clinical trial will monitor effects of increased fluid intake on risk of stones. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 13, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The kidney stone diet: Five foods to prevent them
What is a kidney stone and what is the kidney stone diet? Learn about foods that may prevent kidney stones and foods to limit with kidney stones. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

CHOP and Penn Medicine Join new research network to reduce kidney stone risk
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have joined together as a single site within the Urinary Stone Disease Research Network (USDRN), which was launched by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the NIH. In total, five sites will collaborate in this nationwide network as it launches a randomized clinical trial, the Prevention of Urinary Stones with Hydration (PUSH) study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Strides Shasun gets USFDA nod for kidney stone tablets
Strides Shasun said it has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration for potassium citrate extended release tablets USP 5 mEq, 10 mEq and 15 mEq. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Women ’ s urinary incontinence device startup Elidah looks to raise $2m
Women’s health device start-up Elidah is looking to raise $2 million to support its Elitone stress urinary incontinence-treating device, according to a Connecticut Post report. The Elitone device, developed by the Newtown, Conn.-based company, is designed to be worn during the day and provides 20 minutes of electrical stimulation to strengthen pelvic muscles and aid women with stress urinary incontinence, according to the report. So far, Elidah has won backing from the state-backed Connecticut Innovations venture fund for up to $750,000, as well as an undisclosed amount of funding from the NSF’s Small Business ...
Source: Mass Device - August 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Urology Women's Health elidah Source Type: news

Pushing past the pain: Morgan ’s journey with spina bifida
“Be glad you can use your legs now. You might not always be able to.” That’s what Morgan Gautreau was told by a neurosurgeon in Alabama six years ago, one of many doctors she had seen seeking a solution for her nearly constant back pain caused by a tethered spinal cord due to spina bifida occulta. Luckily, she and her family didn’t take his words to heart, but kept looking for help. Early surgeries Morgan’s journey with back pain began when she was in fourth grade. “I was at a Louisiana State University game and I realized my back was hurting. It just came out of the blue,” Morgan...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 8, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nicole Nover Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Bartley Cilento Dr. Benjamin Warf Dr. Carlos Estrada Dr. Michelle Baum neonatal and congenital anomaly neurosurgery spina bifida Spina Bifida Center Spina Bifida Clinic tethered cord Source Type: news

Gout Patients Run Higher Risk of Kidney Stones (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- 60% increased risk of first-time nephrolithiasis versus general population, with little protection from allopurinol (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - July 31, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Calcium warning: Overdosing on supplement to prevent bone fractures can cause death
CALCIUM is essential for strong bones and teeth, and can reduce the risk of fractures, particularly in older people. However, overdosing on the supplement can be dangerous - even leading to kidney stones and sepsis, which can be fatal. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney stones are more painful than being in labour
Study author Saiful Miah, clinical lecturer in urology at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, said: ‘The majority thought their kidney stone pain was a lot worse than childbirth.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why We Fear Death and How to Integrate It into Our Lives
From our first breath in this lifetime until the split second the heart clock stops ticking away the moments of our incarnation, we are on call to this concept called death. Avoid it though we try, deny it, though we attempt, dance away from it, though we insist, it beckons us with finger crooked in our direction. For some it is a blessed relief, at the end of an illness, for others, wracked with serious mental illness, a seductive force to which they may succumb. For others, still, it arrives unbidden, quite by surprise. We use language to describe the experience, such as: Kick the bucket Angel of death Give up the ghost...
Source: Psych Central - July 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Anxiety Grief and Loss Motivation and Inspiration Psychology Self-Help Bereavement death dying Existentialism fear of death five stages of grief Mortality Source Type: news

Diet warning: Eating your spinach THIS way could lead to PAINFUL kidney stones
KIDNEY stones can develop in one or both kidneys, and tend to affect people between the ages of 30 and 60. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ultra-low Fluoroscopy Usage Effective in Urolithiasis Management Ultra-low Fluoroscopy Usage Effective in Urolithiasis Management
Exposure to ionizing radiation can be significantly reduced in retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) with no negative effect on outcome, German researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 11, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Recognition and Management of Rare Kidney Stone Disorders Recognition and Management of Rare Kidney Stone Disorders
The early diagnosis and prompt treatment of rare stone disorders will help optimize outcomes and prevent long-term complications.Urologic Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Will Wheaton's wife had a twisted ovary
Anne Wheaton, 47, who is married to Big Bang Theory star Wil Wheaton, had an ovarian torsion in early June. She was misdiagnosed with kidney stones twice beforehand by two California doctors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heatwave to cause a surge in kidney stone treatment
Bhaskar Somani, a urologist, was behind Southampton University research on more than two million people across the world that identified a link between warm weather and the condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Americans are taking too many vitamin D supplements
There has been a surge of Americans taking extremely high vitamin D doses, which can lead to kidney stones, cancer and fractures, according to an University of Minnesota in Minneapolis study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Americans taking too much vitamin D
(Reuters Health) - Nearly one in five U.S. adults are taking supplemental vitamin D, and a growing number are taking excessively high doses linked to an increased risk of fractures, falls, kidney stones and certain cancers, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

June 2017
Dealing with Drug Problems: Preventing and Treating Drug Abuse...Pebbles in Your Plumbing: Flushing Kidney Stones...Diabetes Increases in Children and Teens ...Guiding Teens Toward Alcohol-Free Parties...Featured Web Site: Safe Sleep for Your Baby (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study documents opioid abuse following urologic surgery
(Loyola University Health System) About 1 in 1,111 patients who undergo urologic surgery for conditions such as prostate cancer and kidney stones experience opioid dependence or overdose (ODO), a Loyola Medicine study has found. Patients at highest risk for ODO were younger, underwent inpatient surgery, had longer hospital stays, were on Medicaid or Medicare or had a history of depression or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 30, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Treatment Options for Kidney Stones
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kidney Stone Tx May Work for Breaking Up Calcified Plaque
(MedPage Today) -- Substantial acute gains with lithoplasty balloon system (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 21, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Shockwave wins CE Mark for coronary Lithoplasty device
Shockwave Medical said today that it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its coronary Lithoplasty system. The therapy is designed to treat calcified coronary artery blockages with lithotripsy – sonic pressure waves that are traditionally used to treat patients with kidney stones. The approval was supported by clinical data from the Disrupt CAD I study, which evaluated the system’s efficacy as a treatment for calcified coronary arteries prior to drug-eluting stent implantation. “Cardiovascular calcification presents a persistent treatment challenge for the interventionalist,” co-principal ...
Source: Mass Device - May 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Shockwave Medical Source Type: news

To The Members Of Congress Who Voted To Deny Health Care For My Grandkids
All of the members of the House of Representatives who voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, and pass the replacement bill are cowards. They rushed this bill through the House in response to bullying from President Trump, the Freedom Caucus, and Speaker Ryan, many without even reading it. They did this not because most of them believed in their hearts it was a good bill but because they put politics before people. Because some of those people who will be hurt by this bill are my grandkids, I am “mad as hell and I won’t take it anymore.” I have a grandchild born with cysti...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supersaturation of Calcium Oxalate in Kids With Recurrent Stones Supersaturation of Calcium Oxalate in Kids With Recurrent Stones
Children with recurrent urolithiasis have higher levels of urinary supersaturation of calcium oxalate than children with an isolated episode of urolithiasis, according to a retrospective study by the Collaboration on Urolithiasis in Pediatrics working group.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - May 3, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Signs and Symptoms of Kidney Stones
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Kidney Stones? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 3, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news