SuperPulsed Thulium Fiber Laser Beneficial for Pediatric Urolithiasis
TUESDAY, June 21, 2022 -- For pediatric patients undergoing ureteroscopy, the SuperPulsed thulium fiber laser (SPTF) is associated with a higher stone-free rate, with no increase in operative time or complications compared with the low-power... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 21, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Could a Type 2 Diabetes Drug Tackle Kidney Stones? Could a Type 2 Diabetes Drug Tackle Kidney Stones?
A pooled data analysis of trials of the SGLT2 inhibitor empagliflozin in type 2 diabetes suggests it may lower the risk of kidney stones. However, this is early research.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 20, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Black Patients in US  Face Delays in Kidney Stone Surgery Regardless of Insurance Status Black Patients in US  Face Delays in Kidney Stone Surgery Regardless of Insurance Status
Black patients who visited the emergency department for nephrolithiasis were more likely than patients of other races to experience delays in surgery regardless of insurance status, researchers found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 5, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Space mice may offer clues to why astronauts get kidney stones
Test subjects from International Space Station may shed light on link between space travel and high incidence of painful conditionWhen astronauts travel into space they can expect some extraordinary new experiences. But they may also face a more mundane and potentially mission-ending one: kidney stones.According to Nasa, kidney stones have been reportedmore than 30 times by astronauts upon returning to earth. Now researchers are beginning to unpick why space travel is linked to the painful condition.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 15, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Space Kidney stones Animals UK news Medical research International Space Station Science Source Type: news

New Way to Blast Kidney Stones Can Be Done in Doctor's Office
Researchers call this a first step toward a simpler, anesthesia-free treatment for the painful problem. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Burst Wave Lithotripsy Promising for Breaking Up Kidney Stones
TUESDAY, April 5, 2022 -- For patients undergoing ureteroscopy for kidney stones, burst wave lithotripsy (BWL) administered for a maximum of 10 minutes results in a median of 90 percent comminution of stone volume, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 5, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Way to Blast Kidney Stones Can Be Done in Doctor's Office
Title: New Way to Blast Kidney Stones Can Be Done in Doctor ' s OfficeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/31/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/31/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - March 31, 2022 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Sound waves can successfully destroy kidney stones BEFORE a person needs to painfully pee them out
A research team found that kidney stones can be fragmented using burst wave lithotripsy, lessoning the pain of passing them. The process uses ultrasound waves. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: North West Health On World Salt Awareness Week
[Govt of SA] The North West Department of Health urge communities to take actions during the World Salt Awareness Week which is marked on 14 - 20 March. The awareness is to educate members of the public that salt can damage their health and it is linked to serious health conditions such as stroke and heart failure. There is also increasing evidence supporting links between our current high salt diets and the onset of stomach cancer, osteoporosis, obesity and kidney stones and kidney disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What Dissolves Kidney Stones Fast?
Title: What Dissolves Kidney Stones Fast?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/17/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/11/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - March 11, 2022 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Cancer: ‘Intense’ feeling in your back could be a symptom - patient shares initial signs
CANCER describes a condition in which cells in parts of your body start growing and replicating uncontrollably. A patient has shared the list of early symptoms that got "initially" mistaken for kidney stones. The warning signs include an "intense" feeling in your back. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: What you can eat to avoid kidney stones
March is National Kidney Month, a time to raise awareness about your kidney health and generate support for those affected by conditions, including kidney stones, kidney infections and kidney disease. It's estimated that 1 in 10 people will get a kidney stone in his or her lifetime. Kidney stones are not only painful, but they can lead to serious complications that may require hospitalization and even surgery. The good news is kidney stones are preventable,… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 3, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Treating kidney stones
March is National Kidney Month, which makes this a good time to learn about treating kidney stones. An estimated 11% of men and 6% of women in the U.S. will have kidney stones at least once during their lifetime, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Kidney stones are hard deposits made of minerals and salts that form inside your kidneys. Diet, obesity, some medical conditions, and certain supplements and… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 1, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Peterborough woman 34, had to have ALL her fingers amputated after kidney stone agony led to sepsis
Sadie Kemp, from Peterborough, was building a toy kitchen with her two-year-old son when she felt a sharp pain in her kidneys. Doctors later diagnosed her with sepsis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Launching a radiology 3D printing lab is complicated, but worth it
It may be challenging for radiology departments to launch a 3D printing laboratory...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Do doctors outside radiology value advanced visualization? 3D printing may enable better planning for cervical disk implants 3D printing enhances treatment of kidney stones FDA publishes paper on 3D-printed medical devices How to generate patient-specific augmented reality models (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 9, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news