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)
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

Oral antibiotics tied to increased risk of kidney stones
(Reuters Health) - Children and adults who take five commonly prescribed types of antibiotics may be more likely to develop kidney stones than people who don't use these medicines, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Relieving the pain of kidney stones
(Canadian Glycomics Network) For anyone who has suffered from kidney stones, the painful condition is not easily treatable, and patients are typically prescribed strong pain medication and fluids to alleviate symptoms. More stubborn stones can require surgery.GlycoNet-funded research is testing the safety and efficacy of a glycoside, called arbutin, which is extracted from the bearberry plant. The molecule has shown a remarkable ability to break up kidney stones in pre-clinical studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kidney stones: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Kidney stones can be as small as a grain of sand, but the pain caused by these mineral deposits can be severe.? In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Amy Krambeck explains why kidney stones form and what you can do about them. To listen, click the link below. Kidney stones (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes hydronephrosis?
Hydronephrosis in adults is often caused by an underlying condition, such as kidney stones. In newborn babies, it can be caused by problems with the tubes that connect the kidneys and bladder. In this article, we look at hydronephrosis and explain the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and complications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Rising Kidney Stone Incidence: Is This Novel Risk Factor the Reason? Rising Kidney Stone Incidence: Is This Novel Risk Factor the Reason?
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights a study showing that oral antibiotic use is linked with risk for nephrolithiasis.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Which modality works best for diagnosing kidney stones?
Which modality works best for diagnosing kidney stone disease, also known as...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI gives one-stop shopping for urinary stone evaluation Extracolonic findings on CTC are rare but often important Iterative reconstruction cuts CT dose for urinary stone disease Reduced kVp CT still finds renal stones Use of CT grows in children with urolithiasis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Community Water Quality Linked to Kidney Stones Community Water Quality Linked to Kidney Stones
Some substances found in community drinking water increase the risk for kidney stones, but others appear to be protective, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Antibiotics Tied to Higher Kidney Stone Risk
Title: Antibiotics Tied to Higher Kidney Stone RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - May 14, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Here ’s Another Reason to Avoid Taking Unnecessary Antibiotics
Taking certain oral antibiotics may come with an unpleasant side effect, according to new research. A study published Thursday in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology found that taking any of five types of oral antibiotics was associated with a significantly higher risk of developing kidney stones — mineral and salt deposits that form in the kidneys and must be passed through the urinary tract. Kidney stones have grown much more common over the past few decades without a clear explanation as to why. The condition is, however, associated with bacterial changes in the intestines and urinary tract, leading ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Certain antibiotics increase kidney stone risk
For the first time, researchers find a link between antibiotics and an increased risk of kidney stones. It seems that young people are most affected. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Antibiotics Tied to Higher Kidney Stone Risk
The five antibiotic classes newly linked to kidney stone risk included sulfas (Bactrim, Gantanol); cephalosporins (Keflex); fluoroquinolones (Cipro); nitrofurantoin/methenamine (Macrobid, Hiprex); and broad-spectrum penicillins. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotics Tied to Higher Kidney Stone Risk
FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 -- If you or your child is taking an antibiotic, new research suggests you might want to watch closely for signs that kidney stones might be developing. " We found that five classes of commonly prescribed antibiotics were... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Oral Antibiotics May Increase Risk for Kidney Stones Oral Antibiotics May Increase Risk for Kidney Stones
The higher risk found in young patients may help explain the recent uptick in nephrolithiasis in children and adolescents, researchers suggested.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Antibiotics May Raise the Risk for Kidney Stones
Exposure to any of five classes of antibiotics significantly increased the risk for kidney stones. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Antibiotics Kidneys Source Type: news

Recent Oral Antibiotics Use Tied to Higher Risk of Nephrolithiasis
THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 -- Recent use of oral antibiotics is associated with increased odds of nephrolithiasis, according to a study published online May 10 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Gregory Tasian, M.D., from Children's... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Oral antibiotics may raise risk of kidney stones
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Pediatric researchers have found that children and adults treated with some oral antibiotics have a significantly higher risk of developing kidney stones. This is the first time that these medicines have been linked to this condition. The strongest risks appeared at younger ages and among patients most recently exposed to antibiotics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are phleboliths and are they safe?
Phleboliths are small, round lumps of calcium that form inside a person's veins. This type of vascular calcification often occurs in the pelvic area and is more common with age. Phleboliths frequently develop in people over 40. On an X-ray, the lumps may be mistaken for kidney stones. Learn more about phleboliths here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it safe to hold your pee? Five possible complications
It is usually best to go to the bathroom when the urge hits, but sometimes life gets in the way. Here, learn about the possible complications of holding in pee, including urinary tract infections, damaged pelvic floor muscles, cramping, kidney stones, and more. We also discuss tips for reaching a toilet in time. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Overactive Bladder (OAB) Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Nine causes of white particles in urine
In this article, learn about the possible causes of white particles in urine for both men and women, including UTIs, kidney stones, STIs, yeast infections, prostatitis, and pregnancy. We also list additional symptoms to watch out for, such as white discharge or burning, and explain when you should talk to a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Pass on Kidney Stone Meds, Study Suggests Pass on Kidney Stone Meds, Study Suggests
Medical expulsive therapy used to hasten the passage of kidney stones has no effect on patients being managed conservatively and should not be routinely prescribed, according to the MIMIC Study GroupMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

The ivy gourd from Indian folk medicine has antidiabetic properties and offers health benefits that could prevent diabetic complications
(Natural News) Far from just being a popular facet of Bengali cuisine, the fruits of ivy gourd (Coccinia grandis) are also coveted for their medicinal value. The benefits range from maintaining a healthy digestive tract, improving one’s metabolism, to even preventing kidney stones. Another benefit that ivy gourd has is its anti-diabetic properties, which a group... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moving stones with sound —new ultrasound technology repositions kidney stones in people
Scientists have developed new ultrasonic propulsion technology that can reposition kidney stones and help with stone fragment passage in people. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Design Change May Improve Kidney Stone Treatment
A design change to the lithotripter, a machine that creates shock waves that break up kidney stones, helps to decrease tissue damage and increase effectiveness. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Opioids No Better Than Over-The-Counter Pain Meds For Chronic Pain
CBS Local — A yearlong study offers rigorous new evidence against using prescription opioids for chronic pain. In patients with stubborn back aches or hip or knee arthritis, opioids worked no better than over-the-counter drugs or other nonopioids at reducing problems with walking or sleeping. They also provided slightly less pain relief. Opioids tested included generic Vicodin, oxycodone or fentanyl patches although few patients needed the most potent opioids. Nonopioids included generic Tylenol, ibuprofen, and prescription pills for nerve or muscle pain. The study randomly assigned patients to take opioids or other ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Addiction Chris Melore Local TV opioid crisis opioids Painkillers talkers Tylenol Source Type: news

ER reduces opioids by more than half using laughing gas
Doctors at St. Joseph's University Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey use laughing gas and dry needling to treat pain associated with broken bones and kidney stones. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney stones diet: Avoid infection and painful symptoms by eating less of this food
KIDNEY stones are hard mass that form in the kidneys that can cause severe pain in your lower back or side. Other symptoms include needing to urinate more often than normal and feeling nauseous. Cutting down on particular foods could help prevent a kidney infection and stones. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney stones cases are on the rise, especially in women
A study by the Mayo Clinic looks at the prevalence of kidney stones in more than 10,000 residents of Olmsted County, Minnesota, over three decades from 1984 to 2012. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney Stones on the Rise Among Women
The investigators found that women -- especially those 18 to 39 years old -- developed stones more often than men. They were most likely to have so-called infection stones, blamed on chronic urinary tract infections. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news