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 7, 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

New study links medical imaging radiation to cancer risk
A nationwide study covering millions of youths in South Korea has substantiated...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 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 Are good intentions good enough for reducing CT dose? 3 ways to cut variability in CT radiation dose (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 5, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Avoiding kidney stones
About 1 in 10 Americans will have to deal with kidney stones in their lifetime. The stones, which are mineral and salt deposits, happen for various reasons. However, one dietary issue is a common culprit. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/1PKBTpVhvVk Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1:00) is in the downloads at the end of this post. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 4, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Study reaches multidisciplinary consensus on imaging for kidney stones
Led by a Yale professor, a team of researchers has engaged in a consensus process to determine when and how CT scans should be used to diagnose renal colic. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

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,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Preventing Kidney Stones
Title: Health Tip: Preventing Kidney StonesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/30/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/30/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - August 30, 2019 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

New high tech laser can blast kidney stones into dust during a single treatment
The new technique uses a laser beam to target the kidney stone and pop it into dust saving repeated visits to hospital. Existing treatments require two or three visits to hospital several weeks apart. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Concerns grow over CT radiation for kidney stones
Clinicians need to be more judicious when it comes to using CT for kidney stones,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Emergency CT usage rate soars for urinary stones Did Image Gently reduce CT use for kidney stones? Which modality works best for diagnosing kidney stones? AI gives one-stop shopping for urinary stone evaluation CT radiation dose levels in clinical trial surprise researchers (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 15, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 8/10/19
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 8/10/19 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases and vaccine expert, gives an update on infectious disease hot topics, including Lyme disease, the ongoing concern about measles, the hope for a universal flu vaccine and new age guidelines for the HPV vaccine. Also on the podcast, Dr. John Lieske explains how kidney stones form and how [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 12, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

This man has never missed a day of work in 36 years — and he's surrounded by germs
Meet Mike Turner, also known as Ironman. Not even a kidney stone could stop him from coming to work. In 36 years, he's never called in sick. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

AI algorithm helps prioritize urinary stones on CT
An artificial intelligence (AI) model was highly accurate for detecting urinary...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Emergency CT usage rate soars for urinary stones Low-energy scanning methods cut CT contrast dose Did Image Gently reduce CT use for kidney stones? Which modality works best for diagnosing kidney stones? AI gives one-stop shopping for urinary stone evaluation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 26, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Meropenem, rifampicin and gentamicin combination therapy in a patient with complicated urinary tract infection caused by extreme drug-resistant P. aeruginosa
Case report describes management of a 25-year-old male with nephrolithiasis who developed colistin neurotoxicity. Negative urine culture for Pseudomonas aeruginosa was achieved on 5th day of treatment with meropenem 6  g/day, gentamicin 2 mg/kg and rifampicin 300 mg (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trans man, 22, develops stones in his urethra after surgery to craft a penis using skin from his arm
Doctors from a university hospital in the city of Coimbra, Portugal, released pictures showing the gravel-like kidney stones lodged in the urethra, and used a laser to destroy them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cystine Kidney Stones: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Kidney stones can be a very painful problem. Some stones will pass on their own, but others may require treatment. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. David Patterson tells us about a certain type of stone called a cystine kidney stone. To listen, click the link below Cystine Kidney Stones (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 23, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The Use of Antibiotics and Risk of Kidney Stones The Use of Antibiotics and Risk of Kidney Stones
Might exposure to antibiotics increase the risk for kidney stone development? A new review explores the possible association.Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

CT Use to Evaluate Suspected Urolithiasis Significantly Increased
THURSDAY, June 27, 2019 -- Among patients with suspected urolithiasis presenting to the emergency department (ED), relative use of computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen and pelvis (CTAP) more than doubled from 2006 to 2014, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Doctors say summer is kidney stone season. Here’s why.
The ailment is associated with hotter weather because of dehydration and other issues. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marcos Del Rosario-Santiago Source Type: news

Safety of vitamin C in sepsis: a neglected topic.
Although vitamin C is essentially a nontoxic vitamin; however, it is important to be aware regarding the safety of high doses before the wide clinical use. Minor side effects of vitamin C have been reported, many being reported in earlier studies. High doses of vitamin C (up to 1.5 g/kg three times a week as intravenously) were safe in cancer patients with normal renal function and perfect glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase activity. As the dose and duration of administration of vitamin C in sepsis are lower and shorter than those used in cancer patients, it seems that it is relatively safe for this population. In ongoing t...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emergency CT usage rate soars for urinary stones
The overall usage rate of emergency CT for patients with suspected urinary...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Did Image Gently reduce CT use for kidney stones? Which modality works best for diagnosing kidney stones? AI gives one-stop shopping for urinary stone evaluation Ultrasound should be 1st choice for suspected kidney stones Iterative reconstruction cuts CT dose for urinary stone disease (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 19, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New research finds increased CT use for suspected urolithiasis patients in ED
(Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute) A new study performed in conjunction with the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute examines changing characteristics of utilization and potential disparities in US emergency department (ED) patients undergoing CT of the abdomen and pelvis (CTAP) for suspected urolithiasis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news