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Shockwave Medical touts Disrupt BTK lithoplasty system study results
Shockwave Medical today released results from the Disrupt below the knee study of its Shockwave Lithoplasty system designed to treat peripheral artery disease, touting low rates of residual stenosis and low vascular complications. Data from the study was presented at the annual Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe congress in Copenhagen, Denmark. “Interventional procedures that involve moderate and severe calcium can be complex, unpredictable and costly. The previous Disrupt PAD Study demonstrated that Lithoplasty addresses many major concerns in the treatment of problematic calcium i...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Vascular Shockwave Medical Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Thirteen natural home remedies for kidney stones
We look at 13 popular home remedies for treating kidney stones, how they work, the potential risks of home remedies, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria: Furore Over Ketogenic Diet
[Guardian] It is the latest weight loss fad in town. Some Nigerians have successfully used ketogenic or keto diet to achieve weight loss, but leaving them with sagging skin. Recent studies have shown that ketogenic diet, which is high in fat, could also help beat epilepsy and seizures, increase lifespan, and boost memory. However, there are fears that these benefits may come at a cost- constipation and kidney stones. CHUKWUMA MUANYA (Assistant Editor) and STANLEY AKPUNONU write. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Clinical trial tests increased fluid intake to treat kidney stones
A clinical trial is currently recruiting participants to study the effects of a smart water bottle, and other incentives, to reduce recurrence of kidney stones. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers turn to creative approaches to battle kidney stones
NIH-funded two-year clinical trial will monitor effects of increased fluid intake on risk of stones. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 13, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The kidney stone diet: Five foods to prevent them
What is a kidney stone and what is the kidney stone diet? Learn about foods that may prevent kidney stones and foods to limit with kidney stones. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

CHOP and Penn Medicine Join new research network to reduce kidney stone risk
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have joined together as a single site within the Urinary Stone Disease Research Network (USDRN), which was launched by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the NIH. In total, five sites will collaborate in this nationwide network as it launches a randomized clinical trial, the Prevention of Urinary Stones with Hydration (PUSH) study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Strides Shasun gets USFDA nod for kidney stone tablets
Strides Shasun said it has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration for potassium citrate extended release tablets USP 5 mEq, 10 mEq and 15 mEq. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Women ’ s urinary incontinence device startup Elidah looks to raise $2m
Women’s health device start-up Elidah is looking to raise $2 million to support its Elitone stress urinary incontinence-treating device, according to a Connecticut Post report. The Elitone device, developed by the Newtown, Conn.-based company, is designed to be worn during the day and provides 20 minutes of electrical stimulation to strengthen pelvic muscles and aid women with stress urinary incontinence, according to the report. So far, Elidah has won backing from the state-backed Connecticut Innovations venture fund for up to $750,000, as well as an undisclosed amount of funding from the NSF’s Small Business ...
Source: Mass Device - August 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Urology Women's Health elidah Source Type: news

Pushing past the pain: Morgan ’s journey with spina bifida
“Be glad you can use your legs now. You might not always be able to.” That’s what Morgan Gautreau was told by a neurosurgeon in Alabama six years ago, one of many doctors she had seen seeking a solution for her nearly constant back pain caused by a tethered spinal cord due to spina bifida occulta. Luckily, she and her family didn’t take his words to heart, but kept looking for help. Early surgeries Morgan’s journey with back pain began when she was in fourth grade. “I was at a Louisiana State University game and I realized my back was hurting. It just came out of the blue,” Morgan...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 8, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nicole Nover Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Bartley Cilento Dr. Benjamin Warf Dr. Carlos Estrada Dr. Michelle Baum neonatal and congenital anomaly neurosurgery spina bifida Spina Bifida Center Spina Bifida Clinic tethered cord Source Type: news

Gout Patients Run Higher Risk of Kidney Stones (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- 60% increased risk of first-time nephrolithiasis versus general population, with little protection from allopurinol (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - July 31, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Calcium warning: Overdosing on supplement to prevent bone fractures can cause death
CALCIUM is essential for strong bones and teeth, and can reduce the risk of fractures, particularly in older people. However, overdosing on the supplement can be dangerous - even leading to kidney stones and sepsis, which can be fatal. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney stones are more painful than being in labour
Study author Saiful Miah, clinical lecturer in urology at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, said: ‘The majority thought their kidney stone pain was a lot worse than childbirth.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why We Fear Death and How to Integrate It into Our Lives
From our first breath in this lifetime until the split second the heart clock stops ticking away the moments of our incarnation, we are on call to this concept called death. Avoid it though we try, deny it, though we attempt, dance away from it, though we insist, it beckons us with finger crooked in our direction. For some it is a blessed relief, at the end of an illness, for others, wracked with serious mental illness, a seductive force to which they may succumb. For others, still, it arrives unbidden, quite by surprise. We use language to describe the experience, such as: Kick the bucket Angel of death Give up the ghost...
Source: Psych Central - July 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Anxiety Grief and Loss Motivation and Inspiration Psychology Self-Help Bereavement death dying Existentialism fear of death five stages of grief Mortality Source Type: news

Diet warning: Eating your spinach THIS way could lead to PAINFUL kidney stones
KIDNEY stones can develop in one or both kidneys, and tend to affect people between the ages of 30 and 60. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ultra-low Fluoroscopy Usage Effective in Urolithiasis Management Ultra-low Fluoroscopy Usage Effective in Urolithiasis Management
Exposure to ionizing radiation can be significantly reduced in retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) with no negative effect on outcome, German researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 11, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Recognition and Management of Rare Kidney Stone Disorders Recognition and Management of Rare Kidney Stone Disorders
The early diagnosis and prompt treatment of rare stone disorders will help optimize outcomes and prevent long-term complications.Urologic Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Will Wheaton's wife had a twisted ovary
Anne Wheaton, 47, who is married to Big Bang Theory star Wil Wheaton, had an ovarian torsion in early June. She was misdiagnosed with kidney stones twice beforehand by two California doctors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heatwave to cause a surge in kidney stone treatment
Bhaskar Somani, a urologist, was behind Southampton University research on more than two million people across the world that identified a link between warm weather and the condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Americans are taking too many vitamin D supplements
There has been a surge of Americans taking extremely high vitamin D doses, which can lead to kidney stones, cancer and fractures, according to an University of Minnesota in Minneapolis study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Americans taking too much vitamin D
(Reuters Health) - Nearly one in five U.S. adults are taking supplemental vitamin D, and a growing number are taking excessively high doses linked to an increased risk of fractures, falls, kidney stones and certain cancers, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

June 2017
Dealing with Drug Problems: Preventing and Treating Drug Abuse...Pebbles in Your Plumbing: Flushing Kidney Stones...Diabetes Increases in Children and Teens ...Guiding Teens Toward Alcohol-Free Parties...Featured Web Site: Safe Sleep for Your Baby (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study documents opioid abuse following urologic surgery
(Loyola University Health System) About 1 in 1,111 patients who undergo urologic surgery for conditions such as prostate cancer and kidney stones experience opioid dependence or overdose (ODO), a Loyola Medicine study has found. Patients at highest risk for ODO were younger, underwent inpatient surgery, had longer hospital stays, were on Medicaid or Medicare or had a history of depression or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 30, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Treatment Options for Kidney Stones
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kidney Stone Tx May Work for Breaking Up Calcified Plaque
(MedPage Today) -- Substantial acute gains with lithoplasty balloon system (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 21, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Shockwave wins CE Mark for coronary Lithoplasty device
Shockwave Medical said today that it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its coronary Lithoplasty system. The therapy is designed to treat calcified coronary artery blockages with lithotripsy – sonic pressure waves that are traditionally used to treat patients with kidney stones. The approval was supported by clinical data from the Disrupt CAD I study, which evaluated the system’s efficacy as a treatment for calcified coronary arteries prior to drug-eluting stent implantation. “Cardiovascular calcification presents a persistent treatment challenge for the interventionalist,” co-principal ...
Source: Mass Device - May 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Shockwave Medical Source Type: news

To The Members Of Congress Who Voted To Deny Health Care For My Grandkids
All of the members of the House of Representatives who voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, and pass the replacement bill are cowards. They rushed this bill through the House in response to bullying from President Trump, the Freedom Caucus, and Speaker Ryan, many without even reading it. They did this not because most of them believed in their hearts it was a good bill but because they put politics before people. Because some of those people who will be hurt by this bill are my grandkids, I am “mad as hell and I won’t take it anymore.” I have a grandchild born with cysti...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supersaturation of Calcium Oxalate in Kids With Recurrent Stones Supersaturation of Calcium Oxalate in Kids With Recurrent Stones
Children with recurrent urolithiasis have higher levels of urinary supersaturation of calcium oxalate than children with an isolated episode of urolithiasis, according to a retrospective study by the Collaboration on Urolithiasis in Pediatrics working group.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - May 3, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Signs and Symptoms of Kidney Stones
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Kidney Stones? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 3, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

California doctor used PHONE to diagnose his kidney stones
Dr Eric Topol, who works in La Jolla, California, was experiencing pain in his sides for several days. An ultrasound scanner connected to his phone revealed a swollen kidney, suggesting stones. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Causes of Kidney Stones
: Are You at Risk? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 19, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

#MyRadGirlfriend No. 33: No phone left behind
Andy gets a strange call from the operating room in the next installment of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: #MyRadGirlfriend No. 32: Customer-focused imaging? #MyRadGirlfriend No. 31: You guys talk like that too? #MyRadGirlfriend No. 30: Match Day #MyRadGirlfriend No. 29: Diversity #MyRadGirlfriend No. 28: Kidney stones (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How Are Kidney Stones Diagnosed?
Title: How Are Kidney Stones Diagnosed?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 10/28/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/3/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - April 3, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

#MyRadGirlfriend No. 32: Customer-focused imaging?
There's no doubt that radiology is changing, but not all of those changes are...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: #MyRadGirlfriend No. 31: You guys talk like that too? #MyRadGirlfriend No. 30: Match Day #MyRadGirlfriend No. 29: Diversity #MyRadGirlfriend No. 28: Kidney stones #MyRadGirlfriend No. 27: Good job on that case (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 30, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

#MyRadGirlfriend No. 31: You guys talk like that too?
Sometimes it seems like radiologists have a language all their own. But Andy...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: #MyRadGirlfriend No. 30: Match Day #MyRadGirlfriend No. 29: Diversity #MyRadGirlfriend No. 28: Kidney stones #MyRadGirlfriend No. 27: Good job on that case #MyRadGirlfriend No. 26: Name on the bottle (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

#MyRadGirlfriend No. 30: Match Day
On March 17, medical students across the U.S. will find out the residency programs...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: #MyRadGirlfriend No. 29: Diversity #MyRadGirlfriend No. 28: Kidney stones #MyRadGirlfriend No. 27: Good job on that case #MyRadGirlfriend No. 26: Name on the bottle #MyRadGirlfriend No. 25: Texting while ... (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 16, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Why are kidney stones so painful?
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How do doctors decide on the best treatment for kidney stones? When I had a calcium stone, my doctor gave me medication and told me to drink plenty of water until it passed. When my mother had one, she went through a procedure to break up the stone. Why the difference? Also, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

#MyRadGirlfriend No. 29: Diversity
One of the great things about radiology residency programs today is their incredible...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: #MyRadGirlfriend No. 28: Kidney stones #MyRadGirlfriend No. 27: Good job on that case #MyRadGirlfriend No. 26: Name on the bottle #MyRadGirlfriend No. 25: Texting while ... #MyRadGirlfriend No. 24: That thing's a carcinogen (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 9, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Kidney Stone Causes
Title: Kidney Stone CausesCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 7/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/2/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - March 2, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

#MyRadGirlfriend No. 28: Kidney stones
The radiology and emergency departments have a symbiotic -- but occasionally...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: #MyRadGirlfriend No. 27: Good job on that case #MyRadGirlfriend No. 26: Name on the bottle #MyRadGirlfriend No. 25: Texting while ... #MyRadGirlfriend No. 24: That thing's a carcinogen #MyRadGirlfriend No. 23: All I can afford (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 23, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Link between lipoproteins and kidney stones in children, urology research team suggests
Excess lipoproteins and fatty acids may be associated with the development of painful and often chronic kidney stones in children, new research shows. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

[In Depth] How do gut microbes help herbivores? Counting the ways
No matter what a vegan may tell you, a solely plant-based diet is a tough way to get all the calories and nutrients you need. Unless you have the right microbial partners. At the recent annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, researchers made it clear that microbes lend a wide array of other talents to herbivores. One gut microbe helps a tropical ant recycle nitrogen, which is scarce in plant matter and is vital for making proteins. Another aids leaf beetles by breaking down the cell walls of the foliage they consume. And a third set of microbial allies explains how pack rats can munch on tox...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Elizabeth Pennisi Tags: Symbiosis Source Type: news

Behind the Headlines 2016 Quiz of the Year
In 2016, Behind the Headlines covered more than 300 health stories that made it into the mainstream media. If you've been paying attention you should find this quiz easy and fun. Answers are at the foot of the page (no peeking!).   In January 2016's health news... In a controversial study, monkeys were genetically engineered to develop what condition? Sex addiction Bipolar disorder Autism In a similarly controversial study, what psychological condition was dismissed as a "myth"? Seasonal affective disorder Agoraphobia Social anxiety disorder In February 2016's health news... Brain scans...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Special reports QA articles Source Type: news

Diet pills that claim to trigger natural weight loss have alarming side-effects   
The NHS says only one ingredient, Orlistat, has been proven to help people lose weight in clinical trials. But its possible side-effects include skin blistering and kidney stones. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA clears BrightWater Medical ’ s ConvertX nephroureteral stent
Ureteral medical device company BrightWater Medical said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its ConvertX nephroureteral stent system designed for treating ureteral obstructions. The ConvertX System is designed as a single device intended to replace a series of devices and procedures used to treat severe obstructions of the ureter. Traditional interventions require an implanted nephrostomy catheter to externally drain urine and a second procedure to implant a nephroureteral stent to circumvent blockage. Mountain View, Calif.-based BrightWater’s system is designed to be implanted once and convert from a ne...
Source: Mass Device - December 2, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Urology BrightWater Medical Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Prevent kidney stones with the right amount of calcium
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What?s the difference between almond milk and regular milk??When I was drinking regular milk, I was getting calcium oxalate kidney stones every couple of years; however, when I stopped dairy, the kidney stones stopped. I?m hesitant to start dairy again, so am wondering if drinking almond milk will make a difference. ANSWER: [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 2, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Alpha blockers more effective for large kidney stones
For the two-thirds of kidney stone patients who need more than just extra hydration to pass their stones, physicians are eager to find non-surgical ways to help. Now, a new review of the medical literature suggests alpha blockers may be useful in some cases. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Alpha blockers more effective for large kidney stones
(University of Michigan Health System) For the two-thirds of kidney stone patients who need more than just extra hydration to pass their stones, physicians are eager to find non-surgical ways to help. Now, a new review of the medical literature suggests alpha blockers may be useful in some cases, with a benefit primarily in patients with larger kidney stones. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Robotic Approach Removes Renal Stones Without Fragmentation Robotic Approach Removes Renal Stones Without Fragmentation
Robotic pyelolithotomy (RPL) and nephrolithotomy (RNL) safely removes renal stones without fragmentation in selected patients, according to results of a multicenter evaluation.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 29, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Chinese farmer invented a rotating bed and saved his wife who suffered from kidney stones
Zhu Qinghua, from China, had spent all savings on treating his wife who suffered from painful kidney stones. The man said he loved his wife very much and he would do anything to save her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news