Bone Loss Common in Kidney Stone Patients, yet Rarely Detected Bone Loss Common in Kidney Stone Patients, yet Rarely Detected
Almost one quarter of patients diagnosed with kidney stones have osteoporosis or a fracture history on diagnosis, yet few undergo bone mineral density screening, especially men.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Bone Density Testing Low in Veterans With Kidney Stone Disease
WEDNESDAY, March 3, 2021 -- Almost one-quarter of patients with kidney stone disease have a prevalent diagnosis of osteoporosis or fracture, and screening after diagnosis identifies additional patients with osteoporosis, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study: Osteoporosis may increase risk for kidney stones
Nearly one in four adults with osteoporosis will develop kidney stones, an analysis published Wednesday by the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boston Scientific Announces Agreement To Acquire Lumenis LTD. Surgical Business From Baring Private Equity Asia
Acquisition of a leading laser technology to expand global kidney stone management portfolio MARLBOROUGH, Mass., March 3, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) today announced that it has entered into a definit... Devices, Mergers & Acquisitions Boston Scientific, Lumenis, laser, MOSES laser, LithoVue (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study links kidney stones with bone problems
(Wiley) In an analysis of nationwide data from the Veterans Health Administration, approximately one-quarter of individuals with kidney stones had a diagnosis of osteoporosis or bone fracture around the time of their kidney stone diagnosis. The findings are published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Consumer Health: What do you know about kidney stones?
March is National Kidney Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about kidney stones. Kidney stones are hard deposits made of minerals and salts that form inside your kidneys. Diet, excess body weight, some medical conditions, and certain supplements and medications are among the many causes of kidney stones. There may be [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 1, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Reddit shows people with kidney stones have been less likely to seek treatment during pandemic
FINDINGSAccording to an examination of posts on Reddit, the pandemic has had a significant effect on the management of kidney stone disease. Researchers from the department of urology at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA used computational analysis and other techniques to explore unfiltered discussions related to kidney stones in real time on the website ’s discussion forums.The investigators found that patients ’ decision-making about how and when to seek treatment for kidney stones was driven by logistical barriers and patients’ reluctance to risk exposure to COVID-19 in health care facilities....
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 23, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The First Signs of Kidney Stones (nephrolithiasis)
Title: The First Signs of Kidney Stones (nephrolithiasis)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/11/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - February 11, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Clinics team up during pandemic to offer same-day health care in downtown Winnipeg
On any given day, Dr. Andrew Lodge will treat a dislocated elbow, a kidney stone, a person in mental health crisis, and a COVID-19 patient struggling with symptoms. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

How Long Does it Take to Pass a Kidney Stone?
Title: How Long Does it Take to Pass a Kidney Stone?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/23/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/23/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - December 23, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Is our government totally broken? COVID 'relief' bill strongly suggests yes. Yes, it is broken.
(Natural News) Congress is likely to pass the big COVID “relief” bill like the world’s second-largest kidney stone. My colleague Victoria Taft already highlighted some of the most egregious spending included in the bill, such as the horseracing regulations and the new cars for HIV/AIDS workers overseas. That one’s worth more than $193 million, begging the question... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: Two Kids, Same Heart Defect:'Like Having Lightning Strike the Same Place Twice '
TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Stephanie Harris was six months pregnant and in the hospital with excruciating pain. But it wasn't the baby, it was kidney stones. However, when doctors checked on her unborn daughter, an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Indoco Remedies wins tenders worth Rs 140 crore for supply of kidney stones treatment drug in Germany
Aditi Kare Panandikar, Managing Director - Indoco Remedies said: "This is Indoco's first own label product in Europe. Germany is totally tender business and Indoco has won almost 80 - 85 per cent tenders for Allopurinol. This is a tender order for supplies spread over two years". (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Clears First Drug to Treat Ultra-Rare Metabolic Disorder FDA Clears First Drug to Treat Ultra-Rare Metabolic Disorder
Lumasiran (Oxlumo) is the first treatment for primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1), a rare genetic disorder that causes recurrent kidney stones and loss of kidney function.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Alert Source Type: news

What does the world smell like? After so long in a mask, I can barely remember | Arwa Mahdawi
The pandemic has robbed us of scent as well as touch. I ’m up for anything that gives my nose a workout, no matter how stinkyIs it possible to manufacture a functional knife out of frozen human faeces? Thanks toa study conducted by some enterprising scientists last year, we know that the answer to that niche question is “no”. Thanks to more seemingly pointless studies, we also know that chickens are superficial andprefer attractive people. And that you may have a better chance of passing a kidney stone if you sit at theback of a rollercoaster. And that it is possible toidentify a narcissist by their (bush...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Arwa Mahdawi Tags: Science Research Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Drug to Treat Rare Metabolic Disorder
Today, the FDA approved the first treatment for primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1), a rare genetic disorder which causes recurrent kidney stones and loss of kidney function. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - November 23, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

What to Do If You Think You Have a Kidney Stone
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

'First in the world': New tech to help Premier Health advance medical care
Dayton's largest hospital campus has repeatedly ranked among the nation's best sites for urology care. A new investment in next-generation technology could push that designation even higher. Premier Health, one of the region's largest health systems; and Dayton Physicians Network (DPN), a medical group with more than 350 employees, have acquired a new system by Israeli medical device company Lumen is Ltd. that provides advances in treatment for kidney stones and enlarged prostate. The equipment,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

How Long Does It Take to Pass a Kidney Stone
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Is In A Ketogenic Diet?
Discussion Epilepsy is a common problem for the general pediatrician. Its incidence is estimated at 41-87/100,000 children. While many children are controlled with medication, it is also estimated that up to 1/3 will develop drug-resistant epilepsy. Some children may have an identifiable seizure focus that may be amenable to surgery, but many others do not. One option for potential control is a ketogenic diet (KD). Indications for KD usually are for drug-resistant epilepsy including partial and complex seizure patterns as well as some metabolic disorders such as glucose transport 1 deficiency syndrome. It has also found ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 7, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Kidney Stones: Algorithm Predicts QoL From Patient's Chart Kidney Stones: Algorithm Predicts QoL From Patient's Chart
A machine-learning algorithm can use clinical data from a patient's electronic health record to arrive at a quality-of-life score, which can help determine whether or not to perform surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Reducing your risk of kidney stones
Dear Mayo Clinic: My father has a history of kidney stones. He has changed his diet in the past year, which seemed to help. I'm concerned though, since I had heard kidney stones can increase during the summer. Is this true? If so, are there any tips for how he can further reduce his risk? [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 6, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Diet vs Medications for Recurrent Kidney Stones Diet vs Medications for Recurrent Kidney Stones
Some experts believe that most kidney stones can be controlled with dietary changes, whereas others say medications are underprescribed. Determining root causes could help decide which option to use.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

New urine-based kidney stone test delivers results in 30 minutes
A new urine-based testing system can diagnose people with kidney stones in 30 minutes or less, a study published Friday in the journal Science Advances has found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New urine testing method holds promise for kidney stone sufferers
(Penn State) An improved urine-testing system for people suffering from kidney stones inspired by nature and proposed by researchers from Penn State and Stanford University may enable patients to receive results within 30 minutes instead of the current turnaround time of a week or more. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 22, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

CT helps diagnose pediatric handlebar injury
CT can effectively define the scope of trauma in pediatric bicycle handlebar...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Academic pediatric facilities have lower CT radiation dose Did Image Gently reduce CT use for kidney stones? CT scans may be linked to brain cancer in kids CT dose tracking highlights differences among kids in ER Kids get more CT radiation at nonpediatric hospitals (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 7, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Identifying fatty acid-binding protein 4 as a responsible gene for renal stone formation
(Nagoya City University) The present study revealed impairment of lipid metabolism in papillae with calcified plaque tissue and down-regulation of fatty acid-binding protein 4 (FABP4) associated with plaque formation. Immunohistochemistry of human kidney specimens and experiments of nephrocalcinosis model mice and Fabp4 knockout mice validated FABP4 down-regulation as an important feature of papillary plaques and stone formation in the kidney. FABP4 appears to be a key molecule and therapeutic target for kidney stone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 23, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Report: Medical radiation dose plummets 20%
Radiation dose from medical imaging has fallen 20% over the past decade, according...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Low-dose CT produces no detectable DNA damage Medical radiation dose dips 20% in U.S., NCRP reports New study links medical imaging radiation to cancer risk Concerns grow over CT radiation for kidney stones CT radiation dose levels vary widely, new study finds (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 17, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Low-dose CT produces no detectable DNA damage
The debate over the potential harms of CT radiation carries on in a new study...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT radiation increases risk of thyroid cancer, leukemia Medical radiation dose dips 20% in U.S., NCRP reports Radiologist leadership cuts CT lung screening radiation New study links medical imaging radiation to cancer risk Concerns grow over CT radiation for kidney stones (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Health experts warn against 'dangerous' dry fasting influencers say is curing all health problems 
A new trend called 'dry-fasting' encourages followers to completely give up drinking water, but health experts say it could lead to dehydration, urinary tract infections and kidney stones. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Devices for Kidney Stone Management New Devices for Kidney Stone Management
Get up-to-date on the most recent developments on devices for the surgical management of kidney stones.Current Opinion in Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

IMV: CT hits peak as users address workflow concerns
CT procedure volume has reached an all-time high in the U.S., hitting an estimated...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Could cold, hard cash reduce unnecessary head CT scans? Concerns grow over CT radiation for kidney stones Emergency CT usage rate soars for urinary stones Head CT offers low diagnostic yield for fainting Adult hospitals overuse CT for appendicitis in kids (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Golden dewdrop herb can prevent kidney stones and bacterial infections, reveals study
(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... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Minorities Get Less Pain Medication for Kidney Stones in U.S. Emergency Rooms Minorities Get Less Pain Medication for Kidney Stones in U.S. Emergency Rooms
Black and Latino patients treated for kidney stones in emergency departments around the U.S. tend to get less pain-killing medication compared to whites, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Disparities in pain medication given to kidney-stone emergency patients
(Reuters Health) - Black and Latino patients treated for kidney stones in emergency departments around the U.S. tend to get less pain-killing medication compared to whites, a new study finds. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Passing kidney stones: 2-drug combo may relieve pain
New research in pigs suggests that combining a hypertension drug and a glaucoma drug may take the pain out of passing a kidney stone. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

The Week That Wasn't: Pizza Hut Founder's Dementia, Kidney Stone Drug, Andrew Yang The Week That Wasn't: Pizza Hut Founder's Dementia, Kidney Stone Drug, Andrew Yang
Three medical stories we didn't cover, explained.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Top 10 Health Questions America Asked Dr. Google In 2019
(CNN) — Google users in the United States had a lot of questions about blood pressure, the keto diet and hiccups in 2019. Those topics were among the 10 most-searched health-related questions on the search engine this year, according to new data from Google. The list was based on search terms collected between January and early December. Last year, the top health-related questions Googled by people in the US included what is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, what is endometriosis and how long does weed stay in your urine. In 2017, what is lupus, how long does the flu last and what causes hiccups were some of the...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Google Source Type: news

TAMEST names top rising STEM scientists of Texas in 2020 O'Donnell Award announcement
(The Academy of Medicine, Engineering& Science of Texas) Changing the future of Alzheimer's Disease. Utilizing crystals to produce drugs for kidney stones and malaria. Understanding previously unobserved functions of our universe. And pioneering the evolution of wound care. These are the discoveries by Texas' rising stars in research being honored with the 2020 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Awards by TAMEST. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 4, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Jeffrey Rimer recognized for pioneering work preventing kidney stones with crystals
(The Academy of Medicine, Engineering& Science of Texas) Jeffrey Rimer, Ph.D., Abraham E. Dukler Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Houston, is the recipient of the TAMEST 2020 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award in Engineering for his seminal breakthroughs using crystals to help treat malaria and kidney stones. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 4, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

MIT Researchers Develop Treatment That Could Make Passing Kidney Stones Less Painful
CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – A new treatment could help ease the passage of kidney stones, according to researchers at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital. Scientists said this week that muscle relaxants can reduce the contractions that cause pain when passing the stones. About 1 in 10 people will have the painful experience of kidney stones. They cause more than 500,000 emergency room visits in the United States every year. But local researchers think they’ve made a discovery that can help. They say delivering a combination of two muscle relaxants directly to the ureter, the tube that connects the kidneys and bladder,...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Cambridge News Kidney Stones MIT Source Type: news

An end to the pain of kidney stones? New drug combination allows the stones to pass smoothly
Researchers at MIT have identified a combination of muscle-relaxing drugs that, when administered to the ureter, eliminated pain in pigs with kidney stones. It would be the first new treatment in 40 years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghana: Coconut Water - May Be Useful for Blood Transfusions, Crushes Kidney Stones, Cardioprotective & Fight Cancer
[Ghanaian Times] Coconut water is a popular beverage now in Ghana with huge economic potential. It is dubbed "Mother Nature's sports drink,"according to a WebMed article authored by Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD. Its Low in calories, naturally free of fat and cholesterol, more potassium than four bananas, and super hydrating -- these are just a few of the many benefits ascribed to Ghana's latest health craze: coconut water. No doubt there is a proposal for coconut sellers to wear special uniforms and also contribute to S (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

CT radiation increases risk of thyroid cancer, leukemia
Researchers from the U.S. and Taiwan have identified an association between...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Medical radiation dose dips 20% in U.S., NCRP reports Radiologist leadership cuts CT lung screening radiation New study links medical imaging radiation to cancer risk Concerns grow over CT radiation for kidney stones CT radiation dose levels vary widely, new study finds (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 20, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical radiation dose dips 20% in U.S., NCRP reports
Is medical imaging making headway in its efforts to reduce patient exposure...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiologist leadership cuts CT lung screening radiation New study links medical imaging radiation to cancer risk Concerns grow over CT radiation for kidney stones 3 ways to lower CT radiation dose across the hospital CT radiation dose levels vary widely, new study finds (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Olympus Now the Exclusive Distributor of the RocaFlow Pump and Tubing Sets
Product Line Includes Double Chamber Pump System and Ten Types of Tubing for Consistent Pressurized Pump Capabilities, User-Friendly Heating and Adjustable Suction for All Endo-Urology Needs CENTER VALLEY, Pa., Nov. 5, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Market... Devices, Urology, Distribution Olympus, Rocamed, RocaFlow, ureteroscopy, kidney stones, TURP (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Human Health Is in the Hands of Bacteria
In the beginning, there were single-cell bacteria. They were the only life on earth for billions of years, then larger cells evolved, then multicellular organisms, and then plants and animals. But the bacteria never went away, and all organisms, including us humans, have had to learn to live with them. Today, the lessons they are teaching us could change the trajectory of human health for generations. When bacteria were first discovered more than three centuries ago, most attention was on the ones we fought, which caused diseases like cholera, typhoid and tuberculosis. Through vaccines and antibiotics, we have made amazing...
Source: TIME: Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Martin J. Blaser Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about passing a kidney stone
Kidney stones are an accumulation of chemicals or minerals that form in the kidney or ureter. They can cause pain and discomfort. Read on to find out how long it takes to pass a kidney stone and how to speed up the process. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

J & amp;J Talks Up Surgical Robotics Plans
Few medtech sectors are as hot as surgical robotics is right now, so it comes as no surprise that analysts tried to dig for information about Johnson & Johnson's plans for the market during the company's third-quarter earnings call Tuesday. "I couldn't be more bullish around how J&J is going to create value in this space," Ashley McEvoy, EVP and worldwide chairman of Johnson & Johnson's medical device segment, said during the call in response to an analyst's question about surgical robotics. "The goal that we're trying to achieve is really to make medical interventions smarter, less invasive, mor...
Source: MDDI - October 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Ghana: KBTH Applies New Technology for Kidney Stones Treatment
[Ghanaian Times] The Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) has introduced Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) technology, for the treatment of patients suffering from kidney stones diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news