Got kidney stones? Try riding a roller coaster to dislodge them
Just ask any one of the 300,000 Americans who, in any given year, develop kidney stones: What if the excruciating pain of passing one of those little devils could be prevented by strapping yourself into a make-believe runaway mine train, throwing your hands in the air and enduring G-forces as high... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 26, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Try riding a roller coaster to dislodge those painful kidney stones
Just ask any one of the 300,000 Americans who, in any given year, develop kidney stones: What if the excruciating pain of passing one of those little devils could be prevented by strapping yourself into a make-believe runaway mine train, throwing your hands in the air and enduring G-forces as high... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 26, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Second Chance on Bladder US
“If you are given a second chance in life, don’t blow it,” you advise your eager resident. It has been an overwhelmingly busy day in the department. Interspersed between the motor vehicle collisions, hypoxic and hypotensive CHF exacerbations, and patients with florid sepsis, your team is trying to see and help all of the ankle pains, throat pains, and dysuria that have also walked through the waiting room doors. The neighborhood clinics are completely overbooked, and your department has been dealing with the overflow all week. Your resident has three charts in her hand and has just finished presenting the...
Source: EPMonthly.com - September 19, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

CT data predict survival of prostate cancer patients
Patients are said to die with -- not from -- prostate cancer. In fact, more...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT scans link arterial calcium to kidney stones Software leverages CT scans to generate bone density data Repeat bone density screening for seniors offers little value (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 14, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Discovery's Edge: The art of science
They ’re not diamonds, but they are stones – kidney stone crystals – that are viewed microscopically and enhanced by polarized light. The wafer of stone shown here is only nanometers thick and was previously inaccessible with visible light microscopes. The photo is by Mayandi Sivaguru and Bruce W. Fouke, and taken as part of a [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - September 13, 2016 Category: Research Source Type: news

Higher Risk for Kidney Stones in Ankylosing Spondylitis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Consistent with higher rate of comorbidities in general (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - August 29, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Discovery's Edge: Just-in-Time Technology Saves Patients
Arthur Poll was visiting family in Tucson, Ariz., when he felt a sharp pain in his left kidney one evening. The next day he saw a doctor, who scanned his abdomen. “He said I’ve got good news and bad news for you,” recalls Poll. “The good news is you don’t have kidney stones. The bad [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 16, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Bladder Stone Basics
Bladder stones are not often heard of as they are not nearly as common as kidney stones. Sometimes referred to as urinary tract stones or bladder calculi, they primarily affect men as 95% of all bladder stones cases are found in men. What are bladder stones? Bladder stones are formed when substances such as calcium oxalate concentrate in the urine turning into hard, solid lumps lodging in the bladder. It is more common to have several stones form at the same time. Urine is about 95% water with the other 5% containing minerals such as salt, and waste products such as protein. When the urine is concentrated, often due to ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New guidelines published for physicians treating patients with kidney stones
New extensive guidelines have been published for the surgical management of kidney stones. Kidney stones affect more than 8.8 percent of the population in the United States, with direct and indirect treatment costs estimated to be several billion dollars per year, making it a common and costly disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 10, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

A powerful remedy to dissolve kidney stones
(NaturalNews) Many people who have had kidney stones report that passing them was the greatest pain they had ever experienced. Many women claim that it easily beats childbirth on the pain scale, and men can suffer even more due to the long length of their urethras.Everybody hopes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New guidelines published for physicians treating patients with kidney stones
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) A UAB urologist has led the development of extensive guidelines of surgical management of kidney stones. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Diet Supplement May Help Prevent Kidney Stones: Study
Title: Diet Supplement May Help Prevent Kidney Stones: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/8/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/9/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - August 9, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Diet Supplement May Help Prevent Kidney Stones
Researchers suggest it might offer alternative to current treatment that has side effects (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Compound found in citrus fruit could end kidney stones
A compound known as HCA - found in citrus fruit - is able to inhibit the growth of kidney stones - and even dissolve the crystals, a University of Houston study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could this be the end of painful kidney stones? Compound found in citrus fruit 'dissolves crystal deposits'
A compound known as HCA - found in citrus fruit - is able to inhibit the growth of kidney stones - and even dissolve the crystals, a University of Houston study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers propose new treatment to prevent kidney stones
Researchers have found evidence that a natural fruit extract is capable of dissolving calcium oxalate crystals, the most common component of human kidney stones. This finding could lead to the first advance in the treatment of calcium oxalate stones in 30 years. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Diet Supplement May Help Prevent Kidney Stones: Study
MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2016 -- A dietary supplement may hold the power to dissolve a key component of kidney stones, potentially offering a new prevention tool against this painful condition, researchers say. It's too early to be sure if the compound... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 8, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

UPDATE: How Much Vitamin D Should You Take?
Conclusions What is the sweet spot for vitamin D and longevity? All studies are in agreement: 40-50 ng/ml. If I had a (working) magic wand, I'd make this range much broader - but, there it is. Since it is narrow, let's cover the main sources of Vitamin D and figure out how you can get to the exact target. Sources of vitamin D We get vitamin D from supplements, sun and food--and in that order for most of us. Food Considering that we need thousands of IU's of vitamin D per day, food doesn't have that much. Some of the highest sources have only a few hundred units. Food sources of Vitamin D:[13] Salmon: 4 oz. = 500 IU...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What It Means When You See Blood In Your Urine
There are few moments more frightening than seeing blood in your urine. Happily, the cause is often not serious. The condition is more formally known as hematuria, and blood in the urine is usually the only symptom. Note that it does not take much blood to color urine pink or red, and the bleeding is usually not painful. Certain foods - notably rhubarb and beets - can also turn your urine a reddish color. In all instances of detecting blood in your urine, see a doctor. It is symptomatic of a number of ailments, including: • An enlarged prostate. As this gland begins to grow - commonly with the onset of middle age i...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dehydration May Be Cause Of Increase In Kids With Kidney Stones
BOSTON (CBS) – An important reminder to keep your children well hydrated during these hot summer months. Doctors say they are seeing more and more kids suffering with kidney stones. Chase Carucci plays sports but excruciating pain has sidelined him for years. “On a scale from 1 to 10 probably a nine or 10. It’s bad. It’s probably the worst pain you could ever have,” says Chase. The 14-year old has suffered through multiple kidney stones and has needed surgeries. “If you were me, you would take that stone so that you never see your child in that kind of pain,” says Maria Carucci, C...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local CBS Boston Dr. Mallika Marshall Kidney Stones Source Type: news

Diagnosing gout could become easier, more cost-effective with new portable device
UCLA researchers have designed a portable imaging system that can diagnose gout, a condition that affects more than 8 million adults in the U.S. alone. The new system is compact and cost-effective, and it could allow many more primary care doctors to screen for the disease, which is the most common type of inflammatory arthritis. The research, which was published in the journal Scientific Reports, was led by Aydogan Ozcan, UCLA’s Chancellor’s Professor of Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering and associate director of the California NanoSystems Institute, and John FitzGerald, a UCLA clinical professor ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 26, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

What Will It Take To Reduce Infections In The Hospital?
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Austin med tech company acquires Albuquerque startup
HealthTronics Inc., an Austin, Texas, company that provides doctors with machines that zap kidney stones and cancer tumors, has expanded its technology by buying Albuquerque-based-Mobile Medical Marketing LLC for an undisclosed price. It is the seventh acquisition by the Austin medical technology company since it was sold by publicly traded Endo Health Solutions in early 2014 to a private equity firm. John Badal, who cofounded the company in 2003 with his wife Heather, says the acquisition took… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 19, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Will Anderson Source Type: news

What Michelangelo’s hands (can and can’t) tell us about arthritis
This just in: researchers have discovered that Michelangelo had osteoarthritis, not gout as previously thought. The findings are based on depictions of the hands of the painter and sculptor as rendered by other artists and are discussed in a recent issue of the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. While this may not be the most exciting medical news you’ve ever heard (unless you’re particularly interested in arthritis, like me!), this study brings up a number of ideas about the two most common types of arthritis. Each of these seems right. But not all of them are. Does activity cause arthritis or help limi...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - July 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert H. Shmerling, MD Tags: Arthritis Health Healthy Aging Osteoarthritis Source Type: news

What Michelangelo ’s hands (can and can’t) tell us about arthritis
This just in: researchers have discovered that Michelangelo had osteoarthritis, not gout as previously thought. The findings are based on depictions of the hands of the painter and sculptor as rendered by other artists and are discussed in a recent issue of the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. While this may not be the most exciting medical news you’ve ever heard (unless you’re particularly interested in arthritis, like me!), this study brings up a number of ideas about the two most common types of arthritis. Each of these seems right. But not all of them are. Does activity cause arthritis or help limi...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - July 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert H. Shmerling, MD Tags: Arthritis Health Healthy Aging Osteoarthritis Source Type: news

All-natural home remedies for dissolving painful kidney stones
(NaturalNews) As many know, passing kidney stones can be an extremely painful process. One of the most common urinary disorders diagnosed in the United States, kidney stones are formed when excess mineral deposits (usually calcium) clump together inside the kidney to form small pebble... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acute Renal Infarction Resulting From Fibromuscular DysplasiaAcute Renal Infarction Resulting From Fibromuscular Dysplasia
The emergency department evaluation of this patient with acute abdominal pain resulted in a provisional--but incorrect--diagnosis of urolithiasis. How was the correct diagnosis reached? Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Kidney Stones and Summer Foods: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
If you're prone to kidney stones, your chances of developing one are even higher in the summer, and what you eat and drink can play a role.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we discuss the food side of things with Dr. William Haley. To listen, click the link below. Kidney Stones and Summer [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 5, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Kidney Stones and Summer Liquids: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
If you're prone to kidney stones, your chances of developing one are even higher in the summer, and what you eat and drink can play a role.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we discuss the liquid side of things with Dr. William Haley. To listen, click the link below. Kidney Stones and Summer [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 4, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

What Are the Symptoms and Signs of Kidney Stones?
Title: What Are the Symptoms and Signs of Kidney Stones?Category: Doctor's & Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 4/12/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/29/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - June 29, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Research links high zinc levels, kidney stones
A new study into the causes of kidney stones has revealed that high levels of zinc in the body may contribute to kidney stone formation. Kidney stones are hard, often jagged masses of crystalized minerals that form in the kidney. Some kidney stones are very small and pass through the body without even being noticed. Larger stones may get stuck in the urinary tract, however, causing severe pain and blood in the urine. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Kidney Stone Treatment
Title: Kidney Stone TreatmentCategory: Doctor's & Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 6/24/2013 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/28/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - June 28, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

5 Health Symptoms Men Should Watch Out For
When was the last time you went in for your annual checkup? In honor of Men's Health Month, I want to discuss the importance of paying attention to your body and visiting your primary care physician on a regular basis. If you're healthy, a yearly visit might be sufficient but if you have a family history of any disease, have a pre-existing condition, or have suffered an injury, you may have to follow up with a doctor or specialist more often. A doctor's visit is as much a part of a healthy lifestyle as clean eating and consistent exercise. If you have any issues or symptoms, especially any of the below, don't be afraid to ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Pelvic Pain?
Discussion Appendicitis results from a closed loop obstruction of a blind-ending tubular structure arising from the cecum. It is a common cause of abdominal pain. It is the most frequent condition leading to emergent abdominal surgery in pediatrics. The combination of obstruction, edema, bacterial overgrowth, increased inflammatory process and increased intraluminal pressure leads to abdominal pain and possibly perforation. Appendicitis occurs in all age groups but is rare in neonates. The peak age is 6-10 years old. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an inflammatory disease of the uterus, fallopian tubes and adjacent p...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 9, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Statins May Protect Against Kidney StonesStatins May Protect Against Kidney Stones
A study of 100,000 patients with hyperlipidemia compared statin users with nonusers and found that statin use reduced the risk for stones. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - May 8, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

High-fructose diet during pregnancy may harm placenta, restrict fetal growth
Research in mice and women found that consuming a high-fructose diet during pregnancy may cause defects in the placenta and restrict fetal growth, potentially increasing a baby's risk for metabolic health problems later in life. However, the generic drug allopurinol, frequently prescribed to treat gout and kidney stones, appears to mitigate the negative maternal and fetal effects. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 4, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

High-fructose diet during pregnancy may harm placenta, restrict fetal growth
(Washington University in St. Louis) Research in mice and women found that consuming a high-fructose diet during pregnancy may cause defects in the placenta and restrict fetal growth, potentially increasing a baby's risk for metabolic health problems later in life. However, the generic drug allopurinol, frequently prescribed to treat gout and kidney stones, appears to mitigate the negative maternal and fetal effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Kidney stone patients hospitalized on the weekend may get delayed treatment
Patients with severe cases of kidney stones are 26 percent less likely to receive timely treatment when they're admitted to the hospital on the weekend, according to a new report. The study is the first to show that a risk factor called the 'weekend effect' affects kidney stone treatment and outcomes. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 11, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Kidney stone patients hospitalized on the weekend may get delayed treatment
(Loyola University Health System) Patients with severe cases of kidney stones are 26 percent less likely to receive timely treatment when they're admitted to the hospital on the weekend, according to a study published in the Journal of Urology. The study is the first to show that a risk factor called the 'weekend effect' affects kidney stone treatment and outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Observations From Below: Always Look On the Bright Side of Life
A friend of mine recently wanted me to write about staying optimistic. I hate plastic bags with the built in zipper closures. I detest dropping things, as I can't pick them up. I abhor when things like the T.V. remote are out of reach. I dislike that I can't get into food wrappers without scissors. Buttons are on my hit list. Round door knobs are my enemy. Curbs, stairs, chairs without arms or seatbelts, muscles that stay tight and the pain that goes with that. These are just a few of my least favorite things. It is probably clear that I, like all people, are not always happy, but that is a common misconception that follo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A personalized approach to treating kidney stones
One in 10 people in their lifetime will have a kidney stone — a small, hard deposit of mineral and acid salts that can obstruct the drainage of urine, cause intense pain and, if not treated properly, lead to long-term kidney issues. Kidney stones are relatively uncommon in children, but the number of cases over the past two decades has risen. The treatment for kidney stones has remained the same for decades — increased fluid intake, limited sodium intake, diuretics and potassium citrate therapy. Lifestyle factors are typically blamed for kidney stones, yet twin studies suggest a genetic component. In fact, new...
Source: Mass Device - April 4, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog Vector Blog Source Type: news

Test your USMLE Step 2 readiness with this most missed question
If you’re gearing up to take the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 2, this series is for you. Each month, we’re giving you an exclusive scoop on the most missed USMLE Step 2 test prep questions and expert strategies to help you beat them. Check out this month’s most challenging question, and view an expert video explanation of the answer from Kaplan Medical. Think you have what it takes to rise above your peers? Test your USMLE knowledge below. Ready. Set. Go. This month’s question that stumped most students: A 22-year-old African immigrant presents to the hos...
Source: AMA Wire - March 26, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Kidney stones cases rise 115% in 10 years
The number of emergency admissions of kidney stones is on the rise, according to an analysis of the latest hospital admission figures Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - March 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: ltrevallion Tags: Travel health Nutrition Lifestyle Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Emergency admissions for kidney stones have risen by 115 PER CENT
EMERGENCY admissions to hospital for kidney stones have risen by 115 per cent in a decade. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to prevent kidney stones as hospital cases soar
EMERGENCY hospital admissions for painful kidney stones are soaring in England. But how can you stop kidney stones from forming in the first place?  (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Austin med tech company broadens geographic reach with acquisition
HealthTronics Inc., a developer of mobile technology that zaps kidney stones and cancer tumors, has acquired Chicago-based United Therapies LLC. The Austin company said the deal would broaden its national presence and includes investments in facilities that provide low-cost alternatives to hospitals. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. United Therapies, which was founded in 1985, develops mobile lithotripsy and laser technology for health care providers in 22 states, according… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 9, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Christopher Calnan Source Type: news

Boston Scientific releases ureteral stent tracker app
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) has launched a new app designed to help urologists track ureteral stents implanted in patients with kidney stones. The app was developed as a joint operation between the Marlborough, Mass.-based medical device company and digital healthcare tool developer Visible Health, according to the company’s website. The tracker is designed to address issues with retained ureteral stents by making them more visible to both the care team and the patient themselves, Visible Health said. Boston Scientific said that 13 out of 100 ureteral stents will be forgotten after implantation, and 10 of ...
Source: Mass Device - March 3, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Patient Monitoring Software / IT Urology Boston Scientific Source Type: news

Boston Scientific, app developer launch Ureteral Stent Tracker app
Boston Scientific has launched a new app, called the Ureteral Stent Tracker, that helps urologists and their staff keep tabs on ureteral stents implanted in patients with kidney stones. The app was developed in partnership with health app developer Visible Health. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 2, 2016 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Ginger tea shown to naturally kill cancer, dissolve kidney stones, improve liver health and more
(NaturalNews) Ginger is another example of a 'superfood' that has been prized for thousands of years for its amazing health benefits, and which is now being scientifically proven to have more beneficial properties than almost anyone had previously imagined.Recent research has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney stones are on the rise
This study and past research have not been able to determine the reason kidney stones seem to be on the rise. The rising rate of obesity may be playing a role. Another possibility is climate change, as warmer temperatures encourage dehydration. The fact is, no one knows for sure. What’s a person to do? If you have symptoms of kidney stones, see your doctor or report directly to an emergency room. The most common symptoms are waves of pain in the back or lower abdomen, pain with urination, or blood in the urine. If you’ve already been diagnosed with a kidney stone, it’s important to figure out why it happe...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - February 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert Shmerling, M.D. Tags: Kidney and urinary tract Source Type: news