What causes kidney stones: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
If you've ever had one, you know that passing a kidney stone can be a very uncomfortable experience. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we talk with Dr. David Patterson about why kidney stones form. To listen, click the link below. What causes kidney stones (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Health Tip: Understanding Kidney Stones
-- One in ten people will have a kidney stone at some point in their lives, says the National Kidney Foundation. Kidney stones are hard objects that are produced from chemicals in urine. Symptoms can range from lower back pain, bloody urine,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Kidney Stones
Title: Health Tip: Understanding Kidney StonesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/23/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/23/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
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Parathyroid hormone levels do not determine risk of hyperparathyroidism complications
Parathyroid hormone levels of patients with primary hyperparathyroidism are not predictive of kidney stones or low bone density, according to research published inThe Journal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 5, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes bloody urine in men?
Seeing blood in the urine is a symptom of many underlying problems in males, including infections, an enlarged prostate, and kidney stones. Learn about the causes and their treatments here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Science Saturday: What do Yellowstone rocks teach us about kidney stones?
Mayo Clinic researchers are turning to Yellowstone National Park to unlock the secrets of?kidney stones. Medical science long has been mystified by a cause and cure for this painful condition that affects more than 1 in 10 Americans. Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine?and?NASA Astrobiology Institute?research?finds kidney stones grow in dynamic ways that are similar [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 9, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes urethra pain in men and women?
Urethra pain can occur as a symptom of many different conditions ranging from urinary tract infections to kidney stones. Learn about the potential causes of urethra pain and their treatments here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes cloudy urine?
Cloudy urine can result from many different issues, including dehydration, urinary tract infections, and kidney stones. Learn more about the causes and treatments here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Predictors of Kidney Stone Recurrence Identified
FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 -- A model has been developed for predicting recurrence among kidney stone formers, according to a study published in the February issue of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Lisa E. Vaughan, from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Medical News Today: New tool predicts kidney stone recurrence
Despite the prevalence of kidney stones, it is still difficult to predict who will experience recurrence. A new tool promises to make prediction easier. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Kidney Stone Detection? (There ’s an App for That Too)
Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered a way to predict the likelihood that a person might have reoccurring kidney stones. The team’s research was published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Data was used from the Rochester Epidemiology Project, where a team of researchers explored a sampling of chronic kidney stones formed from Olmsted County between 1984 and 2017. Some common features of patients who had recurrent stone events included younger age, male sex, a higher body mass index, history of pregnancy, and a family history of stones. The Mayo Clinic team also noted that stone recurrence tended to increase...
Source: MDDI - February 6, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Did Image Gently reduce CT use for kidney stones?
The CT utilization rate for children with kidney stones has gradually decreased...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can local use guidelines reduce inappropriate imaging? SIIM: CDS guides appropriate pediatric head CT orders 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 - February 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic researchers develop prediction tool for kidney stones
(Mayo Clinic) Kidney stones are a common and painful condition, with many sufferers experiencing recurrent episodes. Most people who pass an initial stone want to know their chances of future episodes, but this has not always been easy to predict. Now Mayo Clinic researchers are tracking the familiar characteristics of kidney stone formers in an online prediction tool that could help sufferers anticipate if they'll experience future episodes. The study was published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic researchers develop prediction tool for kidney stones
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Kidney stones are a common and painful condition, with many sufferers experiencing recurrent episodes. Most people who pass an initial stone want to know their chances of future episodes, but this has not always been easy to predict. Now Mayo Clinic researchers are tracking the familiar characteristics of kidney stone formers in [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 4, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes bladder pain?
Bladder pain may occur due to interstitial cystitis, a bladder infection, bladder cancer, or kidney stones. In this article, we look at the causes and treatment of bladder pain. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Winston-Salem-based Piedmont Stone Center raises $238,000
Health care  company Piedmont Stone Center PLLC raised $238,712 in equity, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Winston-Salem-based company raised the money from two investors. The company did not specify what the proceeds would be used for. This contribution follows the $ 425,301 raised in equity by the company in January 2018. Piedmont Stone Center uses shock wave lithotripsy, an alternative to surgical kidney stone removal, to target kidney stones in patients.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lily Skopp Source Type: news

Photon-Counting –Detector CT Can Characterize Small Renal Stones
Use of a photon-counting-detector CT for renal stones is similar to using dual-energy CT. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - January 10, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Diagnostic Imaging Staff Tags: CT Source Type: news

Kidney Stones Up Kidney Cancer Risk
According to investigators, kidney stones are associated with an increased risk of papillary renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC).01/02/2019 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - January 2, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Kidney Stones Tied to Increased Renal Cell Carcinoma Risk
Risk increased for papillary RCC but not clear - cell RCC; risk for upper tract urothelial carcinoma increased (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 2, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Nephrology, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Kidney Stones Tied to Increased Renal Cell Carcinoma Risk
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 -- Kidney stones are associated with an increased risk for renal cell carcinoma (RCC), specifically papillary RCC, and upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC), according to a study published online Dec. 19 in the British... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 2, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Phytochemistry, traditional uses and pharmacological profile of rose hip
(Bentham Science Publishers) The fruit of genus Rosa, known as 'rose hip,' is frequently used in different traditional medicines. Rose hips have long been used to treat kidney stones, gastroenteric ailments, hypertension and respiratory problems such as bronchitis, cough and cold. This review is focused on the ethnopharmacological uses of rose hip as well as phytochemical and pharmacological aspects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kidney Stones Tied to Renal Carcinoma
(MedPage Today) -- But more research is needed to unravel mechanisms behind the relationships, study authors say (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - December 20, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Has your doctor told you about these natural ways to eliminate kidney stones?
(Natural News) Kidney stones are one of the most painful conditions that you can experience in your life. In fact, some women even claim that it’s just as or even more painful than giving birth. Unfortunately, kidney stones are also very common, with 10 percent of Americans having them at least once in their life. These... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotics raise the risk of kidney stones by almost 30%, study finds
(Natural News) Kidney stones are supposed to be a rare occurrence in children. However, it is now considered an “epidemic” among the young, and that the overall incidence of kidney stones has increased by 70 percent in the past 30 years. A study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology found that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MED-Fibers Announces New GrabHold(TM) Stone Basket
Ergonomically Designed Kidney Stone Retrieval Basket CHANDLER, Ariz., Dec. 4, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- MED-Fibers, Inc. announces the distribution of MED-Fibers, Inc. GrabHold™ Stone Basket with its Nitinol and tipless design a... Devices, Urology, Distribution MED-Fibers, GrabHold, Stone Basket, nitinol, ureteroscope (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Tip: Symptoms of Kidney Stones
-- Kidney stones are hard masses that form in the urinary tract, and can cause very painful symptoms if they become stuck and difficult to pass. Here are common signs of kidney stone formation, courtesy of the University of Maryland Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Symptoms of Kidney Stones
Title: Health Tip: Symptoms of Kidney StonesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/9/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
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Pediatric Calculi: Cause, Prevention and Medical Management Pediatric Calculi: Cause, Prevention and Medical Management
What is the cause of kidney stone formation in children -- and how is it best prevented and treated?Current Opinion in Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Good for pets, too: Herbal treatment made from ferns can treat kidney stones in pets
(Natural News) It’s not just people who benefit from herbal medicine: Pets could use it as well, to great effect, according to a study published in the American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences. In his paper, Sri Murwani of Brawijaya University in Indonesia suggests using the water clover (Marsilea crenata) — a type of fern native to Southeast Asia... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boston Scientific touts 3-year Solyx stress urinary incontinence mesh trial data
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) this week released three-year data from a study of its Solyx single incision sling system intended to treat stress urinary incontinence, touting that the trial met all primary and secondary endpoints. Boston Scientific said it presented the full results from the trial yesterday at the annual scientific symposium of the American Urogynecologic Society. The Marlborough, Mass.-based company said it enrolled a total 281 patients in the trial at 21 sites looking to compare efficacy and adverse events for non-inferiority of the Solyx system versus the gold-standard transobturator mid-urethr...
Source: Mass Device - October 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Featured Urology Women's Health Boston Scientific Source Type: news

Ask Well: Are Calcium Supplements Safe?
Kidney stones are a known risk, but studies have investigated other potential safety concerns, including an increased risk of death, cancer and heart disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Preventive Medicine Vitamins Calcium Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Bones Women's Health Initiative Medicine and Health Osteoporosis Vitamin D Source Type: news

Molecular details of protein reveal glimpse into how kidney stones form
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Using the 2017 Nobel Prize-winning technique of cryo-electron microscopy to capture a high-resolution image of an ion channel protein, called TRPV5, that removes calcium from urine, researchers have found fresh clues as to how kidney stones form. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hope for one-in 11 Britons as new shockwave blast offers an end to the agony of kidney stones
The procedure, which can be carried out without an anaesthetic, uses a machine that directs blasts of ultrasound energy at the kidneys. The waves break up troublesome crystals which are passed through urine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boston Scientific launches LithoVue Empower kidney stone retrieval device
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) said today it launched its LithoVue Empower retrieval deployment device designed to be used with the LithoVue single-use digital flexible ureteroscope during ureteroscopic kidney stone retrieval procedures. The Marlborough, Mass.-based company said that the LithoVue Empower is intended to turn a two-person stone basketing procedure into a single-person procedure, allowing urologists to operate a ureteroscope and basket simultaneously during the procedure. The newly launched device is one of several new devices Boston Scientific said it plans to release to address “unmet needs an...
Source: Mass Device - September 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Urology Boston Scientific Source Type: news

Morning Break:'Cool' E-Cig Warnings; Humira Kickback Suit; Kidney Stones as Art?
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 20, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Trilobites: Kidney Stones Are More Beautiful Than You Might Think
New research found that the painful deposits are surprisingly dynamic, forming much like microscopic coral reefs, and could help with treating them. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY BAUMGAERTNER Tags: Kidneys Rock and Stone Geology Microbiology Scientific Reports (Journal) Fouke, Bruce Source Type: news

Kidney Stones Grow Just Like Real Stones, Recording Your Health Through Time
Recent research found that kidney stones have many more similarities with real stones than anyone previously thought. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Trevor Nace, Contributor Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Study overturns what we know about kidney stones
New research uses cutting-edge technology to study kidney stones. The findings change what we know about their nature, composition, and behavior. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Voodoo Dolls, Roller-Coasters for Kidney Stones Win at Ig Nobels
The awards for comical but practical scientific discovery also include cannibalism and self-colonoscopy. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 14, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Ask Well: What Foods Should I Avoid to Prevent Kidney Stones?
Drink more fluids, consume less sodium and eat a diet that includes calcium-rich foods. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Diet and Nutrition Kidneys Calcium Obesity Weight Source Type: news

Voodoo doll and cannibalism studies triumph at Ig Nobels
Self-colonoscopies, useless instruction manuals, and kidney stones on rollercoasters also among subjects awardedNever mind the protests from health and safety. A research paper that describes how employees can overcome workplace injustice by torturing a voodoo doll that resembles their boss has landed one of the most coveted awards in academia: anIg Nobel prize.The study, which sought to understand why disgruntled staff retaliate against bad superiors – despite the risk of making matters worse – found that tormenting a doll with pins and other implements helped restore their sense of fairness in the world.Conti...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Ig Nobel prizes Science prizes Source Type: news

Study: Kidney stones have distinct geological histories
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) A geologist, a microscopist and a doctor walk into a lab and, with their colleagues, make a discovery that overturns centuries of thought about the nature and composition of kidney stones. The team's key insight, reported in the journal Scientific Reports, is that kidney stones are built up in calcium-rich layers that resemble other mineralizations in nature, such as those forming coral reefs or arising in hot springs, Roman aqueducts or subsurface oil fields. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Get rid of calcium stones with these natural remedies
(Natural News) Crystals, called kidney stones, form in the kidney or bladder in patients with nephrolithiasis. These stones can be composed of struvite, uric acid, or calcium salts, with the last being the most common of the three. Many natural remedies are available to make it easier get rid of calcium stones. One of the biggest... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Oral antibiotics significantly raise risk of developing kidney stones
(Natural News) Kidney stones are debilitating and painful masses of calcium oxalate or other compounds which can be small enough to pass unnoticed through the urinary tract, or as large as golf balls, causing excruciating pain as they leave the body. Recent research has indicated a 70 percent increase in prevalence of kidney stones over... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney stones warning - how to tell if you’re at risk by checking your wee
KIDNEY stones can cause severe pain in the stomach or back. But drinking water and avoiding dehydration could help to prevent painful kidney stones. This is how to check if you ’re at risk when you’re going to the toilet for a wee. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Barberry found to prevent the formation of kidney stones
(Natural News) The extract of the desert barberry (Berberis trifoliata) was studied and found to be an effective alternative treatment for the reduction of the formation of stones in the bladder or urinary tract. A recent study published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative medicines concluded that urolithiasis, which is a condition that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Icy Truth: The World of Resuscitation is NOT Flat
For those looking for a better way to preserve the brain and vital organs in the future, an article released recently about work by scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital may give us a peek at a future tool in our resuscitation toolbox. It’s a process that might prove valuable if used in conjunction with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), impedance threshold devices (ITDs) and head-up CPR to keep people in a suspended state of animation until their malady is found, corrected and allowed to begin healing. Massachusetts General is the original and largest teaching hospital at Harvard Medical School. Thei...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 21, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

The Icy Truth: The World of Resuscitation is NOT Flat
For those looking for a better way to preserve the brain and vital organs in the future, an article released recently about work by scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital may give us a peek at a future tool in our resuscitation toolbox. It’s a process that might prove valuable if used in conjunction with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), impedance threshold devices (ITDs) and head-up CPR to keep people in a suspended state of animation until their malady is found, corrected and allowed to begin healing. Massachusetts General is the original and largest teaching hospital at Harvard Medical School. Thei...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - August 21, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Kidney Stones (nephrolithiasis)
Title: Kidney Stones (nephrolithiasis)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
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