Complications Common, Costly With Some Kidney Stone Treatments
Title: Complications Common, Costly With Some Kidney Stone TreatmentsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/29/2014 12:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 4/30/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - April 30, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

'Low-Risk' Kidney Stone Removal May Be Risky and Costly'Low-Risk' Kidney Stone Removal May Be Risky and Costly
After low-risk procedures to remove urinary stones, patients often need an unplanned emergency visit at substantial cost, suggesting a need for interventions to identify and reduce complications. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 29, 2014 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Complications Common, Costly with Some Kidney Stone Treatments
Study found 1 in 7 patients has problems after certain procedures Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Kidney Stones (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Complications Fairly Common, Costly With Some Kidney Stone Treatments
Title: Complications Fairly Common, Costly With Some Kidney Stone TreatmentsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/29/2014 9:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/29/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - April 29, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Kidney Stone Counseling: Brief Is Better (CME/CE)
LAS VEGAS (MedPage Today) -- When counseling patients on how to prevent kidney stones, it may be best to keep it brief, researchers reported here. (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - April 28, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Complications from kidney stone treatments are common, costly
Despite their overall low risk, procedures to treat kidney stones lead to complications that require hospitalization or emergency care for one in seven patients, according to researchers. These complications are costly. When complications occurred, they were least common following shock wave lithotripsy. Those treated with ureteroscopy, the second most common procedure, had slightly more unplanned visits, with 15 percent of patients. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 28, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

More effective kidney stone treatment, from macroscopic to nanoscale
Researchers have hit on a novel method to help kidney stone sufferers ensure they receive the correct and most effective treatment possible. Kidney stones represent a major medical problem in the western and developing world. If left untreated, apart from being particularly painful, they can lead to renal failure and other complications. In many patients treated successfully, stone recurrence is also a major problem. Clearly a more effective pathological approach to diagnosis and treatment needs to be identified to ensure successful eradication of stones. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 17, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

More effective kidney stone treatment, from the macroscopic to the nanoscale
(International Union of Crystallography) Researchers in France have hit on a novel method to help kidney stone sufferers ensure they receive the correct and most effective treatment possible. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 17, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Politicians should stop pandering to anti-fluoridation campaigners | David Robert Grimes
Leadership should be about making decisions based on the available evidence, especially on emotive issues such as fluoridation and vaccinationLast week, Public Health England urged more councils to consider adding fluoride to their water supplies. The case for this is clear: fluoridation improves dental health, decreases hospital admissions due to dental complications and thus saves far more money than it costs.Some have argued that fluoridation is a risk to health, but the report by public Health England looked at rates of hip fractures, kidney stones, cancers, Down's syndrome births and all-cause mortality and concluded ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 4, 2014 Category: Science Authors: David Robert Grimes Tags: Medical research Science Dentists Health Society Water Environment Source Type: news

New Lens Design To Enable More Effective Kidney Stone Treatment
A group of researchers has designed a new lithotripsy lens capable of creating more focused shock waves for improved kidney stone treatment, a new report indicates. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - March 31, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Women with Kidney Stones Are Vulnerable to Cardiovascular Diseases So...
Women in awful pain from a kidney stone passing through a ureter must not be rushed into a surgery or lithotripsy (ESWL), as these procedures are traumatic to the body, and a new study from the...(PRWeb March 29, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/kidneystonestreatment/DrAllensDevice-women-help/prweb11715893.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 29, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ME AND MY OPERATION: Plagued by kidney stones? Now they can be smashed to bits in one go with a two-in-one op
Lorna Brown, 58, a senior A&E sister from Southampton, had a new procedure, as she tells DIANA PILKINGTON. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New lens design drastically improves kidney stone treatment
Duke engineers have devised a way to improve the efficiency of lithotripsy - the demolition of kidney stones using focused shock waves. After decades of research, all it took was cutting a groove near the perimeter of the shock wave-focusing lens and changing its curvature."I've spent more than 20 years investigating the physics and engineering aspects of shock wave lithotripsy," said Pei Zhong, the Anderson-Rupp Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Duke University. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical Devices / Diagnostics Source Type: news

New lens design drastically improves kidney stone treatment
Engineers have reversed a decades-long trend of decreasing efficiency in lithotripsy machines by designing simple modifications to shock wave lenses. The incidence of kidney stones in the United States has more than doubled during the past two decades, due at least in part to the expanding waistlines of its citizens. The condition has also been linked to hot, humid climates and high levels of stress -- a combination of living environments that seems to have led to a rise in kidney stone rates of veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 18, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

New lens design drastically improves kidney stone treatment
(Duke University) Engineers have reversed a decades-long trend of decreasing efficiency in lithotripsy machines by designing simple modifications to shock wave lenses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 18, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Bilateral simultaneous ureteroscopy means medics can remove kidney stones from patients in just one procedure
The procedure, known as bilateral simultaneous ureteroscopy, aims to clear both kidneys at the same time, instead of during two separate operations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tweet of the Week: Rolling Kidney Stones
(MedPage Today) -- Nephrology word games take top slot in this week's Tweet of the Week. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 14, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Wellcome Image Awards: The most striking images from the world of science, including breast cancer cells under chemical attack and a photographer’s own kidney stone
Some of the most striking images from the world of science – from a photographer’s own kidney stone to the X-ray of a bat killed by a cat – will be going on public display following an awards ceremony on Tuesday night that will reveal the winner of the 2014 Wellcome Image Awards.     (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - March 11, 2014 Category: Science Tags: Science Source Type: news

Wellcome Image Award: The art of microscopic life
Some of the most striking images from the world of science – from a photographer’s own kidney stone to the X-ray of a bat killed by a cat – will be going on public display following an awards ceremony tonight that will reveal the winner of the 2014 Wellcome Image Awards.     (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - March 10, 2014 Category: Science Tags: Science Source Type: news

Wellcome Image Awards: The most striking images from the world of science, including a drug attacking breast cancer cells and a photographer’s own kidney stone
Some of the most striking images from the world of science – from a photographer’s own kidney stone to the X-ray of a bat killed by a cat – will be going on public display following an awards ceremony tonight that will reveal the winner of the 2014 Wellcome Image Awards.     (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - March 10, 2014 Category: Science Tags: Science Source Type: news

DASH Diet Might Reduce Recurrent Kidney StonesDASH Diet Might Reduce Recurrent Kidney Stones
The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet may be more effective than a low-oxalate diet in reducing recurrent kidney stones, results from a randomized trial suggest. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Diet to Reduce Blood Pressure May Also Stave Off Kidney Stones
Title: Diet to Reduce Blood Pressure May Also Stave Off Kidney StonesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/1/2014 9:39:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/3/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - March 3, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Diet to Reduce Blood Pressure May Also Stave Off Kidney Stones
Study found DASH diet just as effective, less limiting, than traditional eating plan Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diets, High Blood Pressure, Kidney Stones (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the Dukan Diet could give you kidney disease: High protein diets can cause renal problems in the long term
High protein diets can also increase the risk of kidney stones, researchers at the University of Granada found. Carole Middleton is known to have followed the Dukan Diet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The tiny laser that smashes kidney stones to pieces
Lee Cook, 41, a funeral director from Greenwich, South-East London, had the operation and tells CAROL DAVIS his story. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trial to test using ultrasound to move kidney stones
(University of Washington) A clinical trial in Seattle is testing the use of low-power ultrasound to reposition kidney stones. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 10, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Diet and physical activity may affect one's risk of developing kidney stones
Even small amounts of physical activity may decrease the risk of developing kidney stones, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The study also found that consuming too many calories may increase risk.Over the last 10 to 15 years, research has revealed that kidney stones are more of a systemic problem than previously thought. Their links with obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease demonstrate that the process of stone formation involves more than just the kidneys. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Medical Therapy for Treatment of Primary HyperparathyroidismMedical Therapy for Treatment of Primary Hyperparathyroidism
Learn how to manage hypercalcemia, bone loss, and nephrolithiasis in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Light Exercise Might Reduce Risk of Kidney Stones
Intensity of activity doesn't seem to matter, study finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Light Exercise Might Reduce Risk of Kidney Stones
Intensity of activity doesn't seem to matter, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise and Physical Fitness, Kidney Stones (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Light Exercise Might Reduce Risk of Kidney Stones
Title: Light Exercise Might Reduce Risk of Kidney StonesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/13/2013 9:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/13/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - December 13, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Risk of Kidney Stones in Living Kidney DonorsRisk of Kidney Stones in Living Kidney Donors
A kidney stone in a person with a solitary kidney requires urgent attention, which may result in surgical and/or hospital attention. American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Supine Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy and ECIRS
The New Way of Interpreting PNLPNL is the gold standard for the management of large and/or otherwise complex renal stones. Since its introduction in the seventies PNL has undergone considerable evolution, mainly driven by the improvement in access techniques, endoscopic instrument technology, lithotripsy devices and drainage management. The conventional prone position for PNL has been challenged in the last two decades by a ... (Source: Springer Medicine titles)
Source: Springer Medicine titles - December 6, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: Urology / Andrology Source Type: news

14 Home Remedies For Kidney Stones For Healthy Excretory System -...
A new article published on the site Healthreviewcenter.com offers 14 home remedies for kidney stones.(PRWeb November 21, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/home-remedies/for-kidney-stones/prweb11357063.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 23, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study finds vitamin D does not contribute to kidney stones
This study - led by Cedric F... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Study: Vitamin D Supplements May Not Raise Risk for Kidney Stones
Title: Study: Vitamin D Supplements May Not Raise Risk for Kidney StonesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/17/2013 4:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - October 18, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Study: Vitamin D Supplements May Not Raise Risk for Kidney Stones
However, researchers found age, weight and gender are factors (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Vitamin D Supplements May Not Raise Risk for Kidney Stones
However, researchers found age, weight and gender are factors (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 17, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Oncology, Urology, Geriatrics, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplements May Not Raise Risk for Kidney Stones
However, researchers found age, weight and gender are factorsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Kidney Stones, Vitamin D (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Vitamin D Supplements May Not Raise Risk for Kidney Stones
However, researchers found age, weight and gender are factors (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - October 17, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Macrophage-derived mediators may have potential as biomarkers for urinary stone risk
A balance between the activation of the inflammatory macrophages and suppression of the anti-inflammatory macrophages in the kidney may play a pivotal role in kidney stone formation. These macrophage-derived mediators may have potential as biomarkers to reflect the urinary stone risk, according to a new study from Japan, which was recently presented at the recent 2nd Meeting of the EAU Section of Urolithiasis and received Clinical Research Award... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Macrophage-derived mediators may have potential as biomarkers for urinary stone risk
(European Association of Urology) A balance between the activation of the inflammatory macrophages and suppression of the anti-inflammatory macrophages in the kidney may play a pivotal role in kidney stone formation. These macrophage-derived mediators may have potential as biomarkers to reflect the urinary stone risk, according to a new study from Japan, which was recently presented at the recent 2nd Meeting of the EAU Section of Urolithiasis and received Clinical Research Award. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

To avoid the agony of kidney stones, start with a glass of water
Anyone who has ever had a kidney stone surely remembers it. The pain can be unbearable, coming in waves until the stone becomes unstuck and passes. In about half of people who have had one, kidney stones strike again within seven years—unless something is done to prevent them. There are many things the stone-prone can do to protect themselves, according to the October 2013 Harvard Men's Health Watch. Here are the core self-help steps for preventing kidney stones, recommended by Dr. Melanie Hoenig, an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Drink plenty of water: Dri...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - September 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney Stones
Title: Kidney StonesCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/26/2013 6:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/26/2013 6:36:16 PM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - September 26, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Cook Medical Debuts New Device
Cook Medical has a new device to simplify percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) procedures, during which physicians break up and remove large kidney stones, or can use it in the bladder to break up large bladder stones (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - September 6, 2013 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Cook Medical announces LithAssist to streamline stone management and treatment
Cook Medical has a new device to simplify percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) procedures, during which physicians break up and remove large kidney stones, or can use it in the bladder to break up large bladder stones. LithAssist™ combines suction control and provides access for a laser fiber. It is the first device globally to provide suction control and laser fiber access. Approximately 67,000 PCNL procedures are performed each year in the United States, and 466,000 are performed globally... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical Devices / Diagnostics Source Type: news

Vitamin D and Kidney Stone DiseaseVitamin D and Kidney Stone Disease
Is there a relationship between vitamin D levels and the development of kidney stones? This new study investigates the connection. Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Kidney stone removal breakthrough combines robotic surgery with new cooling technique
A first-ever technique using ice slush and minimally invasive robotic surgery to remove a particularly large type of kidney stone has been reported by urologists at Henry Ford Hospital. Dubbed RANL, for robotic anatrophic nephrolithotomy, the technique was devised to remove staghorn calculi - large kidney stones with sharp, craggy branches - that can cause disease and sometimes death if left untreated... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Women Increasingly Prone to Kidney Stones
Title: Women Increasingly Prone to Kidney StonesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/28/2013 4:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - August 29, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Women Increasingly Prone to Kidney Stones
Rising obesity likely is to blame, study author saysSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Kidney Stones, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news