Keeping kidney stones at bay during space flights
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) Ultrasonic repositioning of kidney stones will be tested in emergency department patients at UW Medicine as part of the development of a new medical technology for NASA. Astronauts are prone to kidney stones during space missions. The hope is that pushing stones with an ultrasound tractor beam would offer pain relief and avoid medical complications of urinary backups for astronauts affected in space. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Personal Health: Drink Up! Most of Us Could Benefit From More Water
Inadequate hydration can cause fatigue, poor appetite, heat intolerance, dizziness, constipation, kidney stones and a dangerous drop in blood pressure. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Water Dehydration Exercise Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Higher Visceral Fat Ratio Seen With Recurring Urolithiasis
MONDAY, July 9, 2018 -- Recurrent stone-forming patients have high visceral fat ratios compared to first-time stone-forming patients, according to a study published in the June issue of the International Journal of Urology. Shimpei Yamashita, from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Personal Health: How to Meet Your Body ’ s Water Needs
Inadequate hydration can cause fatigue, poor appetite, heat intolerance, dizziness, constipation, kidney stones and a dangerous drop in blood pressure. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Water Dehydration Exercise Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

4 ways to guarantee dehydration doesn ’t get the best of you this summer
Did you know that dehydration can severely impact your health? Staying hydrated helps your body defend itself against illnesses, prevent kidney stones, blood clots and gallstones. It is very important to stay hydrated, especially during the hot summer months. Heat will cause your body to sweat, which cools you down, but means you are losing extra fluid. When a person becomes dehydrated they typically feel very thirsty, have bouts with dry mouth or tongue furrows. They may feel exhausted and sleepy,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 2, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Meagan Patterson and Elyse Sartor Source Type: news

Letter to the Editor: Ketorolac Inadequate Pain Relief for Renal Stones
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - July 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: news

New Treatment Prevents Formation of Cystine Stones, a Type of Kidney Stone, in Mice
The antioxidant α-lipoic acid was shown to prevent the formation of cystine stones in mice. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oral Antibiotic Exposure and Kidney Stone Disease
This research article found exposure to any of following 5 antibiotics 3 –12 months before index date was linked to nephrolithiasis (sulfas, cephalosporins, fluoroquinolones, nitrofurantoin/methenamine, and broad-spectrum penicillins; ORs from 1.27 to 2.33). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oral antibiotics tied to increased risk of kidney stones
(Reuters Health) - Children and adults who take five commonly prescribed types of antibiotics may be more likely to develop kidney stones than people who don't use these medicines, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Relieving the pain of kidney stones
(Canadian Glycomics Network) For anyone who has suffered from kidney stones, the painful condition is not easily treatable, and patients are typically prescribed strong pain medication and fluids to alleviate symptoms. More stubborn stones can require surgery.GlycoNet-funded research is testing the safety and efficacy of a glycoside, called arbutin, which is extracted from the bearberry plant. The molecule has shown a remarkable ability to break up kidney stones in pre-clinical studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kidney stones: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Kidney stones can be as small as a grain of sand, but the pain caused by these mineral deposits can be severe.? In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Amy Krambeck explains why kidney stones form and what you can do about them. To listen, click the link below. Kidney stones (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes hydronephrosis?
Hydronephrosis in adults is often caused by an underlying condition, such as kidney stones. In newborn babies, it can be caused by problems with the tubes that connect the kidneys and bladder. In this article, we look at hydronephrosis and explain the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and complications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Rising Kidney Stone Incidence: Is This Novel Risk Factor the Reason? Rising Kidney Stone Incidence: Is This Novel Risk Factor the Reason?
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights a study showing that oral antibiotic use is linked with risk for nephrolithiasis.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Which modality works best for diagnosing kidney stones?
Which modality works best for diagnosing kidney stone disease, also known as...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI gives one-stop shopping for urinary stone evaluation Extracolonic findings on CTC are rare but often important Iterative reconstruction cuts CT dose for urinary stone disease Reduced kVp CT still finds renal stones Use of CT grows in children with urolithiasis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Community Water Quality Linked to Kidney Stones Community Water Quality Linked to Kidney Stones
Some substances found in community drinking water increase the risk for kidney stones, but others appear to be protective, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Antibiotics Tied to Higher Kidney Stone Risk
Title: Antibiotics Tied to Higher Kidney Stone RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - May 14, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Here ’s Another Reason to Avoid Taking Unnecessary Antibiotics
Taking certain oral antibiotics may come with an unpleasant side effect, according to new research. A study published Thursday in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology found that taking any of five types of oral antibiotics was associated with a significantly higher risk of developing kidney stones — mineral and salt deposits that form in the kidneys and must be passed through the urinary tract. Kidney stones have grown much more common over the past few decades without a clear explanation as to why. The condition is, however, associated with bacterial changes in the intestines and urinary tract, leading ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Certain antibiotics increase kidney stone risk
For the first time, researchers find a link between antibiotics and an increased risk of kidney stones. It seems that young people are most affected. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Antibiotics Tied to Higher Kidney Stone Risk
The five antibiotic classes newly linked to kidney stone risk included sulfas (Bactrim, Gantanol); cephalosporins (Keflex); fluoroquinolones (Cipro); nitrofurantoin/methenamine (Macrobid, Hiprex); and broad-spectrum penicillins. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotics Tied to Higher Kidney Stone Risk
FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 -- If you or your child is taking an antibiotic, new research suggests you might want to watch closely for signs that kidney stones might be developing. " We found that five classes of commonly prescribed antibiotics were... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Oral Antibiotics May Increase Risk for Kidney Stones Oral Antibiotics May Increase Risk for Kidney Stones
The higher risk found in young patients may help explain the recent uptick in nephrolithiasis in children and adolescents, researchers suggested.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Antibiotics May Raise the Risk for Kidney Stones
Exposure to any of five classes of antibiotics significantly increased the risk for kidney stones. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Antibiotics Kidneys Source Type: news

Recent Oral Antibiotics Use Tied to Higher Risk of Nephrolithiasis
THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 -- Recent use of oral antibiotics is associated with increased odds of nephrolithiasis, according to a study published online May 10 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Gregory Tasian, M.D., from Children's... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Oral antibiotics may raise risk of kidney stones
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Pediatric researchers have found that children and adults treated with some oral antibiotics have a significantly higher risk of developing kidney stones. This is the first time that these medicines have been linked to this condition. The strongest risks appeared at younger ages and among patients most recently exposed to antibiotics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are phleboliths and are they safe?
Phleboliths are small, round lumps of calcium that form inside a person's veins. This type of vascular calcification often occurs in the pelvic area and is more common with age. Phleboliths frequently develop in people over 40. On an X-ray, the lumps may be mistaken for kidney stones. Learn more about phleboliths here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it safe to hold your pee? Five possible complications
It is usually best to go to the bathroom when the urge hits, but sometimes life gets in the way. Here, learn about the possible complications of holding in pee, including urinary tract infections, damaged pelvic floor muscles, cramping, kidney stones, and more. We also discuss tips for reaching a toilet in time. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Overactive Bladder (OAB) Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Nine causes of white particles in urine
In this article, learn about the possible causes of white particles in urine for both men and women, including UTIs, kidney stones, STIs, yeast infections, prostatitis, and pregnancy. We also list additional symptoms to watch out for, such as white discharge or burning, and explain when you should talk to a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Pass on Kidney Stone Meds, Study Suggests Pass on Kidney Stone Meds, Study Suggests
Medical expulsive therapy used to hasten the passage of kidney stones has no effect on patients being managed conservatively and should not be routinely prescribed, according to the MIMIC Study GroupMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

The ivy gourd from Indian folk medicine has antidiabetic properties and offers health benefits that could prevent diabetic complications
(Natural News) Far from just being a popular facet of Bengali cuisine, the fruits of ivy gourd (Coccinia grandis) are also coveted for their medicinal value. The benefits range from maintaining a healthy digestive tract, improving one’s metabolism, to even preventing kidney stones. Another benefit that ivy gourd has is its anti-diabetic properties, which a group... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moving stones with sound —new ultrasound technology repositions kidney stones in people
Scientists have developed new ultrasonic propulsion technology that can reposition kidney stones and help with stone fragment passage in people. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Design Change May Improve Kidney Stone Treatment
A design change to the lithotripter, a machine that creates shock waves that break up kidney stones, helps to decrease tissue damage and increase effectiveness. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Opioids No Better Than Over-The-Counter Pain Meds For Chronic Pain
CBS Local — A yearlong study offers rigorous new evidence against using prescription opioids for chronic pain. In patients with stubborn back aches or hip or knee arthritis, opioids worked no better than over-the-counter drugs or other nonopioids at reducing problems with walking or sleeping. They also provided slightly less pain relief. Opioids tested included generic Vicodin, oxycodone or fentanyl patches although few patients needed the most potent opioids. Nonopioids included generic Tylenol, ibuprofen, and prescription pills for nerve or muscle pain. The study randomly assigned patients to take opioids or other ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Addiction Chris Melore Local TV opioid crisis opioids Painkillers talkers Tylenol Source Type: news

ER reduces opioids by more than half using laughing gas
Doctors at St. Joseph's University Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey use laughing gas and dry needling to treat pain associated with broken bones and kidney stones. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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 to use my ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Joseph P. Ornato, MD, FACP, FACC, FACEP Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation 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