CT scans link arterial calcium to kidney stones
People who develop recurrent kidney stones have more calcium in their arteries (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 2, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Some With Kidney Stones Might Have Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels: Study
Title: Some With Kidney Stones Might Have Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/30/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/2/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - February 2, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Some With Kidney Stones Might Have Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels: Study
These patients might need closer monitoring for further signs of pending heart trouble, researcher says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some with Kidney Stones Might Have Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels
These patients might need closer monitoring for further signs of pending heart trouble, researcher saysSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Calcium, Heart Diseases--Prevention, Kidney Stones (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man with kidney stones makes doctors plastic version of organ to speed up surgery
John Cousins, 46, was giving a talk on the medical uses of the technology at Bournemouth Hospital. But during the demo he passed out in agony and was rushed to the facility's own A&E department for scans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The six healing sounds - the first three
(NaturalNews) Today we're far more familiar with the concepts of sounds, sound waves and the constantly vibrating state of all matter in the universe. We use ultrasound waves to look inside the human body, destroy gall and kidney stones, and search for oil as well as to unlock other... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney Stone Risk Following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass SurgeryKidney Stone Risk Following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
Find out about the potential risk factors for kidney stone development after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, and recommendations for reducing the risk. Translational Andrology and Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Shockwave Medical Announces CE Mark Approval Of Its Lithoplasty System For The Treatment Of Peripheral Artery Disease
Shockwave Medical, a pioneer in the treatment of advanced peripheral and coronary vascular disease, recently announced CE Mark regulatory approval for the company’s Lithoplasty balloon catheters for the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD). Lithoplasty is a novel balloon-based technology that utilizes integrated lithotripsy, a pulsatile mechanical energy commonly used to break up kidney stones, to disrupt both superficial and deep calcium and normalize vessel wall compliance prior to low-pressure balloon dilatation. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - January 9, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Silent Renal Stones in Primary HyperparathyroidismSilent Renal Stones in Primary Hyperparathyroidism
Should patients with hyperparathyroidism be screened for nephrolithiasis? What if they're asymptomatic? Endocrine Practice (Source: Medscape Nephrology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Nephrology Headlines - January 2, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Emergency Department Visits and Hospital Admissions for Kidney Stone Disease, 2009
Provides information on emergency department visits and hospital admissions related to kidney stone disease. Table 3 includes data on rural ED visits for kidney stones. -- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - December 17, 2014 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Could your vitamin D pills give you kidney stones?
In gloomy winter months it’s not just the warmth of the sun’s rays you miss — you may also suffer lower levels of vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daily Mean Temperature and Kidney Stone PresentationDaily Mean Temperature and Kidney Stone Presentation
The prevalence of nephrolithiasis has been linked to high ambient temperature. With the continued threat of climate change, might we see a rise in cases? Environmental Health Perspectives (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

News in Brief: Week of Nov. 10-14
This roundup includes the following news briefs: USPSTF Says Benefits of Thyroid Screening Unclear; "Drink More Water," Kidney Stone Guideline Recommends; Million Hearts Website Introduces Healthy Lifestyle Center; and National Health IT Certification Body Suspends Operations. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - November 11, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include a Dengue vaccine, risk of non-occlusive coronary artery disease, preventing kidney stones, and bleeding with dabigatran. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 8, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Newman's Notes: Ultrasound vs. CT in Renal Colic
(MedPage Today) -- Why it's time to rethink that CT scan for possible kidney stones, says David Newman, MD. (Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine)
Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine - November 6, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

Recurrent Kidney Stones: ACP Issues New GuidelinesRecurrent Kidney Stones: ACP Issues New Guidelines
New evidence-based guidelines from the American College of Physicians for recurrent kidney stone prevention include dietary recommendations such as increased fluid intake. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

New guidelines for preventing kidney stones
New guidelines from the American College of Physicians say people who have had a kidney stone should drink at least 2 liters of fluid a day to prevent future stones. Drinking more fluids could cut the chances of recurring kidney stones in half. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New guidelines could cut risk of kidney stones
Plenty of water and a few dietary modifications could help prevent a recurrence of painful kidney stones (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACP Offers New Guidelines for Preventing Recurrent Nephrolithiasis (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD The American College of Physicians has issued a new set of recommendations to prevent recurrent … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 4, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ACP: New Guideline on Staving Off Stones (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Patients with a history of kidney stones should increase their fluid intake, a clinical guideline states. (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - November 3, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Kidney Stone Imaging Guidelines Not Being Followed in KidsKidney Stone Imaging Guidelines Not Being Followed in Kids
A cross-sectional study showed high prevalence and regional variability of CT as the first imaging study used for children with nephrolithiasis. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - October 31, 2014 Category: Radiology Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Kidney Stones Up Fracture Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Risk is strongest in adolescent men and women in their 30s. (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - October 25, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Study Finds Kidney Stones Linked to Weakened Bones
Title: Study Finds Kidney Stones Linked to Weakened BonesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - October 24, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

People who develop kidney stones may face increased bone fracture risk
People who developed kidney or urinary tract stones were more likely to later experience bone fractures, a study has shown. The median time between diagnosis and bone fracture was 10 years. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 24, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study Finds Kidney Stones Linked to Weakened Bones
People with the obstructions were at higher odds for breaks and fractures, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Fractures, Kidney Stones (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

25-Hydroxyvitamin D and Incidence of Kidney Stones25-Hydroxyvitamin D and Incidence of Kidney Stones
While dietary supplementation with Vitamin D is being encouraged by many, its been suggested that higher serum levels may increase risk of kidney stones. Is there cause for concern? American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Kidney Stones in Kids: Is Climate Change the Culprit?Kidney Stones in Kids: Is Climate Change the Culprit?
Can rising outdoor temperatures be the underlying reason for rising rates of kidney stone disease in children? CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

What Factors Decide Urolithiasis Treatment?
Discussion Although pediatric uroliathiasis is relatively rare, there has been an increasing number of children evaluated for renal stones over time. For an overview of uroliathiasis click here. Renal colic classically has paroxysmal pain that is severe, radiates toward the groin and the patient is not able to find a comfortable position. They may also have irritability, nausea, emesis, increased urinary frequency, dysuria and hematuria. 85-90% of patients will have macro- or microscopic hematuria but up to 15% of patients with urolithiasis will not have hematuria. Clinical differential diagnosis includes but is not limit...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 13, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Kidney Stone Symptoms
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 30, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Well: Ultrasound vs. CT for Kidney Stones
For the initial diagnosis of kidney stones, ultrasounds may be a better choice than CT scans, a new study has found. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 24, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Ultrasonic Imaging and Sonograms Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT Scans) Body Kidneys Featured Source Type: news

Well: Ultrasound vs. CT for Kidney Stones
For the initial diagnosis of kidney stones, ultrasounds may be a better choice than CT scans, a new study has found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Ultrasonic Imaging and Sonograms Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT Scans) Body Kidneys Featured Source Type: news

Well: Ultrasound vs. CT for Kidney Stones
For the initial diagnosis of kidney stones, ultrasounds may be a better choice than CT scans, a new study has found. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 24, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Ultrasonic Imaging and Sonograms Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT Scans) Body Kidneys Featured Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include Ebola face-to-face, the best way to diagnose kidney stones in the ED, spinal manipulation for sciatica, and generic versus trade name statins. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 21, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ultrasound should be 1st choice for suspected kidney stones
Ultrasound should still be the first imaging test of choice for evaluating (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 18, 2014 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Better way to diagnose kidney stones
A study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the less expensive and radiation-free ultrasounds can detect kidney stones as well as the more expensive CT scans. Also, the FDA is investigating the increase in testosterone therapy by older men. Alison Harmelin reports on the day's top health news. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CT and Kidney Stones
Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Related MedlinePlus Pages: CT Scans, Kidney Stones, Ultrasound (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Double-Bubble Image, US vs. CT for Kidney Stones, Boston PCP Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 18, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Ultrasound as good as CT for initial diagnosis of kidney stones : study
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Using the sound waves of an ultrasound to detect a painful kidney stone is just as effective as the X-rays of a CT scan, and exposes patients to much less harmful radiation, according to a new multicenter study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Kidney Stones May Raise Heart, Stroke Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Kidney stones were associated with an increased risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke, and the risk appeared to be greater for women than men in a meta-analysis of six cohort studies. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 5, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

What Causes Testicular Pain?
Discussion Most inguinal hernias are indirect (i.e. the hernia passes through the internal inguinal ring and down the inguinal canal); only 2% of all hernias in children are direct hernias (i.e. the hernia directly protrudes through the floor of the inguinal canal). Indirect inguinal hernias occur in about 1-5% of infants. They occur on the right side (60%), left side (30%) and bilaterally (10%) and they are more common in premature infants of both sexes. The male : female ratio of inguinal hernias is 4-8 : 1. The chief complaint of testicular or scrotal pain always raises concerns. The acute scrotum generally has pain, ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 1, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Shatter stone herb cleanses liver, dissolves kidney and gallbladder stones
(NaturalNews) If you struggle with kidney stones, or feel your liver could use a tune-up, a small Amazonian berry offers a powerful solution. A popular herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and a favorite of naturopaths worldwide, Phyllanthyus niruri (chanca piedra or "shatter stone... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Potential drug therapy for kidney stones identified in mouse study
Anyone who has suffered from kidney stones is keenly aware of the lack of drugs to treat the condition, which often causes excruciating pain. New research in mice suggests that a class of drugs approved to treat leukemia and epilepsy also may be effective against kidney stones. Most kidney stones form when the urine becomes too concentrated, allowing calcium and magnesium to crystallize and stick together. Intense pain develops when stones get stuck in the urinary tract and block the flow of urine. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 15, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Potential drug therapy for kidney stones identified in mouse study
(Washington University School of Medicine) New research in mice suggests that a class of drugs approved to treat leukemia and epilepsy also may be effective against kidney stones. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Kidney Stones: New Tool May Predict RecurrenceKidney Stones: New Tool May Predict Recurrence
Knowing which patients are most at risk could help physicians focus recommendations for medications, tests, and diet. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Search for biomarkers aimed at improving treatment of painful bladder condition
Taking advantage of technology that can analyze tissue samples and measure the activity of thousands of genes at once, scientists are on a mission to better understand and treat interstitial cystitis (IC), a painful and difficult-to-diagnose bladder condition. IC is also known as bladder pain syndrome. Symptoms can include severe pelvic pain, urinary urgency and frequency and painful sexual intercourse. IC is often misdiagnosed as other conditions such as endometriosis, kidney stones or chronic urinary tract infections. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 11, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Will Kidney Stones Recur? New Test Might Tell
Researchers devise 11-point questionnaire Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Kidney Stones (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will Kidney Stones Recur? New Test Might Tell
Title: Will Kidney Stones Recur? New Test Might TellCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/7/2014 5:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/8/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - August 8, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Will Kidney Stones Recur? New Test Might Tell
Researchers devise 11-point questionnaire (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Test Predicts Individual's Risk of Second Kidney Stone
A new tool uses 11 questions to accurately calculate the probability that a patient will have another symptomatic kidney stone at 2, 5, or 10 years after the first stone. Kidney stones are common and affect approximately 6% to 9% of the population. The greatest concern of patients who have experienced a kidney stone is whether this excruciating painful event will ever happen again. Certain dietary recommendations and medications can help prevent another kidney stone from forming, but these can be burdensome, expensive, or cause side effects. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 8, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Zydus Cadila gets United States Food and Drug Administration nod for kidney stones tablets
Zydus Cadila has received the final approval from the USFDA to market Potassium Citrate ER tablets in the strengths of 5 mEq, 10 mEq and 15 mEq. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 7, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news