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 15, 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)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - November 9, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

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 13, 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 20, 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 20, 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)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - August 16, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Ways To Keep Your Kidneys Healthy
Kidneys are one of the most important organs in our body. Kidneys helps with the metabolism of the body, regulated blood volume and pressure, makes red blood cells, keeps the bones strong and gets rid of the all the waste accumulated in our bodies. Our unhealthy lifestyle and strenuous lives put the kidneys under stress and they become susceptible to kidney stones, infections, cysts, tumor, and a kidney failure.08/10/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - August 10, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Kidney Stones
Title: Kidney StonesCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - August 10, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

On screen and in real life: we pathologize fatness, even as we pretend to accept it
I once had a walk-in doctor tell me that a searing pain in my side would disappear if I lost some weight and stretched more. Days of agony later, my GP told me I had passed a kidney stone without medication. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Opinion Source Type: news

On screen and in real life, we pathologize fatness, even as we pretend to accept it
I once had a walk-in doctor tell me that a searing pain in my side would disappear if I lost some weight and stretched more. Days of agony later, my GP told me I had passed a kidney stone without medication. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Opinion Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Foods to eat and avoid on a low-purine diet
People who have gout, kidney stones, or a similar disorder can often benefit from following a low-purine diet. Purine is a naturally occurring substance, and too much can lead to a buildup of uric acid. In this article, learn which foods to eat and which to avoid to reduce levels of purine in the body. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

The bad things that can happen when you eat too many gummy vitamins
You really can have too much of a good thing when it comes to gummy vitamins. A dietitian told Daily Mail Online how too many sweet supplements can lead to diarrhea, hair loss and kidney stones. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Summer increases risk of kidney stones
Most people know that when the weather heats up, drinking plenty of water can prevent dehydration. But you may not know that consuming lots of liquid in the heat of summer may also reduce your risk of developing kidney stones. Dr. Ivan Porter II, a Mayo Clinic nephrologist, says more patients go to the doctor [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

NICE calls for quicker treatment of painful kidney stones
Patients with some forms of kidney stones should have greater access to non-invasive procedures to remove them, according to new draft clinical guidance for England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Keeping kidney stones at bay during space flights
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) Ultrasonic repositioning of kidney stones will be tested in emergency department patients at UW Medicine as part of the development of a new medical technology for NASA. Astronauts are prone to kidney stones during space missions. The hope is that pushing stones with an ultrasound tractor beam would offer pain relief and avoid medical complications of urinary backups for astronauts affected in space. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Personal Health: Drink Up! Most of Us Could Benefit From More Water
Inadequate hydration can cause fatigue, poor appetite, heat intolerance, dizziness, constipation, kidney stones and a dangerous drop in blood pressure. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Water Dehydration Exercise Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Higher Visceral Fat Ratio Seen With Recurring Urolithiasis
MONDAY, July 9, 2018 -- Recurrent stone-forming patients have high visceral fat ratios compared to first-time stone-forming patients, according to a study published in the June issue of the International Journal of Urology. Shimpei Yamashita, from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Personal Health: How to Meet Your Body ’ s Water Needs
Inadequate hydration can cause fatigue, poor appetite, heat intolerance, dizziness, constipation, kidney stones and a dangerous drop in blood pressure. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Water Dehydration Exercise Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

4 ways to guarantee dehydration doesn ’t get the best of you this summer
Did you know that dehydration can severely impact your health? Staying hydrated helps your body defend itself against illnesses, prevent kidney stones, blood clots and gallstones. It is very important to stay hydrated, especially during the hot summer months. Heat will cause your body to sweat, which cools you down, but means you are losing extra fluid. When a person becomes dehydrated they typically feel very thirsty, have bouts with dry mouth or tongue furrows. They may feel exhausted and sleepy,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 2, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Meagan Patterson and Elyse Sartor Source Type: news

Letter to the Editor: Ketorolac Inadequate Pain Relief for Renal Stones
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - July 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: news

New Treatment Prevents Formation of Cystine Stones, a Type of Kidney Stone, in Mice
The antioxidant α-lipoic acid was shown to prevent the formation of cystine stones in mice. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oral Antibiotic Exposure and Kidney Stone Disease
This research article found exposure to any of following 5 antibiotics 3 –12 months before index date was linked to nephrolithiasis (sulfas, cephalosporins, fluoroquinolones, nitrofurantoin/methenamine, and broad-spectrum penicillins; ORs from 1.27 to 2.33). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news