#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 14, 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 20, 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 3, 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 3, 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

Reflux and ulcer medications linked to kidney stones and chronic kidney disease
Certain medications commonly used to treat heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers can have damaging effects on the kidneys. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 18, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Does vitamin D cut lung infection risk in older adults?
Conclusion This randomised controlled trial assessed high dose supplementation with vitamin D for a period of 12 months as a way of preventing acute respiratory infections in older adults in long term care. This study was well designed and reduced risk of bias where possible. However, there are some important limitations which affect the reliability of the findings: The study has a small sample size and the authors state they did not manage to reach their target recruitment level; this means the study did not have the statistical power required for certainty in the findings. There were some differences in the character...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Older people Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for November 9, 2016
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Aum Cardiovascular releases preliminary data from Turbulence study Aum Cardiovascular today released preliminary results from the pivotal clinical trial of its Cadence heart disease diagnostics device, touting the device’...
Source: Mass Device - November 9, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Encoris, Manufacturer of Medical Device Promotion and Surgical Training Models, Introduces a First-of-its-kind PCNL Kidney Trainer
The Encoris PCNL Boz Kidney Trainer delivers a realistic, hands-on surgical experience for practicing the removal of kidney stones Michigan--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--Delivering a realistic experience for training medical students and surg... Devices, Product Launch Encoris, PCNL Boz Kidney Trainer, Percutaneous Nephrolithotripsy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 9, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Boston Scientific launches Dakota nitinol kidney stone retrieval device
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) said today it launched its Dakota nitinol retrieval device designed for kidney stone retrieval in the U.S. and Europe. The Dakota stone retrieval device is designed to work with kidney stones of multiple sizes, ranging from 1 mm to 10 mm, Marlborough, Mass.-based Boston Scientific. “The Dakota Retrieval Device with OpenSure Handle offers innovative technology that helps me solve some of the challenges faced during ureteroscopy procedures. I can extract a variety of stone sizes and compositions and make multiple passes during one procedure to help patients become stone free,” Dr...
Source: Mass Device - November 8, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Urology Boston Scientific Source Type: news

Prostate drug can help you to pass kidney stones - removing the need for surgery
Patients treated with tamsulosin were found to suffer from less pain when passing large kidney stones, researchers from the Emergency Medicine Foundation, Queensland, found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study links first kidney stone event with chronic kidney disease
Ryan MaassROCHESTER, Minn., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A study of first-time kidney stone formers found subsequent abnormal kidney function connected to higher risk for chronic kidney disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate drug offers new relief for kidney stone sufferers
A prostrate treatment can also help ease the pain of passing kidney stones, new research suggests. One in 11 people in the United States suffer from kidney stones, which range in size from a grain of sand to a pearl or even larger, and can be excruciating to pass through the urinary tract. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Prostate drug offers new relief for kidney stone suffers
(Emergency Medicine Foundation (Australia)) A drug used to treat prostate cancer has been shown to also help treat kidney stones. The drug was trialled across several Australian hospitals, with patients who received the treatment passing large kidney stones more often than the placebo group. The outcomes could led to a reduction in patients requiring more complicated treatment, including surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Research connects first-time kidney stone formers and chronic kidney disease
(Mayo Clinic) Mayo Clinic nephrologists have uncovered a connection between first-time kidney stone formers and chronic kidney disease. In a paper published today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers announce a persistent decline in kidney functioning following an individual's first case of kidney stones. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Research connects first-time kidney stone formers and chronic kidney disease
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic nephrologists have uncovered a connection between first-time kidney stone formers and chronic kidney disease. In a paper published today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers announce a persistent decline in kidney functioning following an individual?s first case of kidney stones. A Mayo Clinic team led by William Haley, M.D., and Andrew [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - November 2, 2016 Category: Research Source Type: news

Kidney stone 'epidemic': Serious condition is being fuelled by obesity crisis
BRITONS are set to be hit by a kidney stone epidemic brought on by a rise in obesity, a leading doctor has warned. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Examining When to Provide Pain Management for Patients
Eradicating pain has been a focus of medicine throughout history, from the early use of cocaine to the current use of fentanyl. As a prehospital provider in 2016, the standard of care for EMS is to provide interventions that control patients' pain. The patient suffering from chest pain or an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a prime target for pain mitigation. Without it, many patients get extremely anxious and can present with tachycardia, tachypnea, hypertension and premature ventricular contractions, all of which aren't good for a patient already in distress. Nitroglycerine helps reduce chest pain by increasing ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: Columns Patient Care Source Type: news

[Perspective] Growing a synthetic mollusk shell
The deposition of dissolved minerals is usually harmful and can cause the failure of boilers or heat exchangers. Likewise, uncontrolled calcification in our bodies can cause kidney stones or failure of aortic valves. Yet mineralization is also critical in our bones and teeth to achieve stiffness, strength, and hardness. In these materials, biomineralization is controlled and harnessed through intricate organic templates that guide the growth and shape of crystals (1). As a result, bones, mollusk shells, diatoms, and corals have organic shapes that bear little resemblance to the angular crystals typical of geology. On page ...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 6, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Francois Barthelat Tags: Bioinspired Materials Source Type: news

Why getting on a rollercoaster can transform your life: From dislodging brain tumours to helping you pass kidney stones
Researchers at Michigan State University in the U.S. rode a rollercoaster at Disney World all day while carrying a life-size replica of the kidney of a patient who ’d passed stones after the ride. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trilobites: A Roller Coaster Remedy for Kidney Stones?
Research shows that an amusement park ride that makes the heart leap and fingertips tingle may also help you pass small stones. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: STEPH YIN Tags: Kidneys Roller Coasters Bladder Journal of the American Osteopathic Association Wartinger, David Mitchell, Marc Source Type: news

Keeping tabs on kidney stones prevents painful attack
Treatment TermsKidney stones Additional SEO Keywords kidney stone, kidney stone disease, kidney stone pain, kidney stone attack, kidney stone surgery SEO Meta Description After Robert Lontz had two kidney stone attacks, he worked with his Duke urologist on a kidney stone disease management plan that helped him successfully avoid Author MaryAnn Fletcher Overview After Robert Lontz had two kidney stone attacks, he worked with his Dukeurologist on akidney stone disease management plan that helped him successfully avoid a third. Hero Image20160928.lontz_.robert.01.blog_.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Section Head...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include roller coasters and kidney stones, colonoscopy in those older than 70, benefits of exercise in older folks, and the health impact of cleft palate (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - October 1, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Rollercoaster therapy: Riding a rollercoaster may actually help you pass a kidney stone
(NaturalNews) Rollercoasters are an integral part of many family vacations. But they may also help some people to release kidney stones, at least according to urological surgeon David Wartinger. Dr. Wartinger is also an emeritus professor at Michigan State University, and has spent... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myths of Emergency Medicine: Stop Prescribing Tamsulosin to All with Kidney Stones
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - October 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Myths of Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

Little kidney stone? Ride a roller coaster, says study
When you're trying to pass a kidney stone, you're probably not thinking, in your cloud of agony, "Darn it! I should have ridden a roller coaster." (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suffer From Kidney Stones? Riding A Roller Coaster May Help
For people suffering kidney stones, Disney World may indeed be the most magical place on Earth. A study conducted at the Florida theme park found that riding roller coasters may help people pass kidney stones with far less pain and no need for surgery. Researchers at Michigan State University carried out the study by riding the park’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad coaster with a model of a kidney that contained three stones. According to the results, published in Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, the kidney stones passed nearly 70 percent of the time. “This kind of vibratory bouncing-ar...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Suffer From Kidney Stones? Riding A Roller Coaster May Help
For people suffering kidney stones, Disney World may indeed be the most magical place on Earth. A study conducted at the Florida theme park found that riding roller coasters may help people pass kidney stones with far less pain and no need for surgery. Researchers at Michigan State University carried out the study by riding the park’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad coaster with a model of a kidney that contained three stones. According to the results, published in Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, the kidney stones passed nearly 70 percent of the time. “This kind of vibratory bouncing-ar...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney Stone? Try a Roller Coaster Ride
Study supports stories from patients who passed the urinary obstruction while on a thrill ride (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Have A Kidney Stone? This Amusement Park Ride May Help You Pass It
Kidney stones--often the size of a sand grain--are one of the most painful conditions that people may experience in their lifetime. Certainly childbirth, as well as as suffering a heart attack or even a fractured hip, wrist or rib, may rank up there as well. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 28, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD Source Type: news

Kidney Stone? Try a Roller Coaster Ride
Title: Kidney Stone? Try a Roller Coaster RideCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/27/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/28/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 28, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Kidney Stone? Try a Roller Coaster Ride
Study supports stories from patients who passed the urinary obstruction while on a thrill ride Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Kidney Stones (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Got kidney stones? This doctor says roller coasters could be the cure
Having kidney stones can be a painful roller coaster ride. But Michigan doctor David Wartinger has just discovered actual roller coaster rides can help treat the condition. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/As It Happens Source Type: news

Kidney Stone? Try a Roller Coaster Ride
TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2016 -- Anyone who's suffered a kidney stone just wants the urinary obstruction gone. Now, preliminary research suggests relief might even be fun: a roller coaster ride. There's been anecdotal evidence from patients that these... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 27, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Could riding roller coasters help you pass kidney stones?
Conclusion This experimental study assessed going on roller coasters as a means of passing kidney stones. Prior to this study there had been a number of reports that riding on roller coasters had caused people to pass their kidney stones, with one person claiming to have passed three kidney stones after three consecutive rides on the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster at Disney World in Florida. The researchers found a similar effect using their model, and also saw that the seating position on the ride made a big difference, with almost four times the number of stones passing in the rear of the ride compared to ...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Roller coasters could help pass kidney stones
Using a 3-D-printed kidney model, researchers found riding on the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Walt Disney World could help pass small kidney stones. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news