Kidney stones: What are your treatment options?
If you’ve been diagnosed with kidney stones (urolithiasis), you may have several options for treatment. These include medical therapy, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL), percutaneous nephrolithotripsy (PCNL), and ureteroscopy. A brief anatomy of the urinary tract The urinary tract includes kidneys (two organs that filter waste and extra water from the blood) ureters (two tubes bringing urine from each kidney to the bladder) bladder (organ that collects urine) urethra (a single tube through which urine in the bladder passes out of the body). The evaluation for kidney stones If your symptoms suggest kidney...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - July 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kevin R. Loughlin, MD, MBA Tags: Kidney and urinary tract Men's Health Women's Health Source Type: blogs

Iododerma from Contrast Material: NEJM Case Report
NEJM reports a image case of iododerma, patient after  Intravenous urography, Several hours later, generalized pustular eruptions developed, with multiple coalescing vesicles and pus-filled bullae observed on the patient’s face and ears, his trunk, and his arms and legs. Although its pathogenesis is not understood, delayed iodine clearance and the induction of neutrophil degranulation have been proposed as mechanisms. Treatment with thalidomide was initiated, and the skin lesions completely resolved within 4 weeks.Reference: Iododerma from Contrast Material. Juan Guillermo Chalela, M.D., and ...
Source: Sumer's Radiology Site - June 29, 2016 Category: Radiology Authors: Sumer Sethi Source Type: blogs