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Daily temperatures increase number of patients seeking treatment for kidney stones

Daily temperatures increase number of patients seeking treatment for kidney stones

As daily temperatures increase, so does the number of patients seeking treatment for kidney stones. In a study that may both reflect and foretell a warming planet's impact on human health, a research team found a link between hot days and kidney stones in 60,000 patients in several U.S. cities with varying climates. [More]
Global Urology Devices market estimated to grow at CAGR of 6.37% over 2013-2018

Global Urology Devices market estimated to grow at CAGR of 6.37% over 2013-2018

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Urology Devices Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. [More]
FDA grants Thermedx 510(k) clearance for optional fluid warming in arthroscopic, hysteroscopic procedures

FDA grants Thermedx 510(k) clearance for optional fluid warming in arthroscopic, hysteroscopic procedures

Thermedx, LLC, an innovative designer and manufacturer of "smart" surgical irrigation products, received FDA 510(k) clearance for optional fluid warming in arthroscopic and hysteroscopic procedures. [More]
Complete analysis of global kidney stones management devices market

Complete analysis of global kidney stones management devices market

Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Kidney Stones Management Devices Market 2014-2018 [More]
TERUMO announces U.S. launch of new GLIDEWAY Ureteral Access Sheath

TERUMO announces U.S. launch of new GLIDEWAY Ureteral Access Sheath

TERUMO, a leading global medical device company, today announced the U.S. launch of its new GLIDEWAY Ureteral Access Sheath. [More]
OxThera granted new patents for treatment of hyperoxaluria

OxThera granted new patents for treatment of hyperoxaluria

OxThera AB announced today that it has been granted two new US patents and one new Australian patent during the last year. [More]
Research roundup: Compounding pharmacies; marketplace details; changes in insurance coverage

Research roundup: Compounding pharmacies; marketplace details; changes in insurance coverage

Outraged over a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak traced back to Framingham, Massachusetts-based drug compounder New England Compounding Center (NECC) that left sixty-four people dead and more than 700 sickened, Congress passed the Compounding Quality Act . [More]
Novel method could help kidney stone sufferers receive correct, effective treatment

Novel method could help kidney stone sufferers receive correct, effective treatment

Researchers in France have hit on a novel method to help kidney stone sufferers ensure they receive the correct and most effective treatment possible. [More]
Engineers design modified lens to improve efficiency of lithotripsy

Engineers design modified lens to improve efficiency of lithotripsy

​Duke engineers have devised a way to improve the efficiency of lithotripsy -- the demolition of kidney stones using focused shock waves. After decades of research, all it took was cutting a groove near the perimeter of the shock wave-focusing lens and changing its curvature. [More]
Researchers reveal effectiveness of web-based weight-loss programs

Researchers reveal effectiveness of web-based weight-loss programs

Researchers from The Miriam Hospital have found that DietBet, a web-based commercial weight loss program that pairs financial incentives with social influence, delivers significant weight losses. The study and its findings have been published in the current issue of the open access publication JMIR Serious Games. [More]
Researchers find definitive link between intimate partner violence and HIV risk

Researchers find definitive link between intimate partner violence and HIV risk

Researchers from The Miriam Hospital and the University of Rochester have found a definitive link between violence among intimate partners and an increased risk of HIV infection. The study is online in the journal Women & Health. [More]
University of Washington develops new device to move kidney stones inside body

University of Washington develops new device to move kidney stones inside body

Almost one in 10 people will someday experience a kidney stone, which creates what is described as the most intense pain imaginable. This increasingly common condition leads to hundreds of thousands of surgeries in the United States each year. [More]
Study finds no relevant association between Vitamin D serum level and incidence of kidney stones

Study finds no relevant association between Vitamin D serum level and incidence of kidney stones

Increased vitamin D levels may prevent a wide range of diseases, according to recent studies. However, some previous studies led to a concern that vitamin D supplementation could increase an individual's risk of developing kidney stones. [More]

Chemists discover mystery of how organic crystals form

New York University chemists have discovered crystal growth complexities, which at first glance appeared to confound 50 years of theory and deepened the mystery of how organic crystals form. But, appearances can be deceiving. [More]
Research deals with important issues in the field of urolithiasi

Research deals with important issues in the field of urolithiasi

A balance between the activation of the inflammatory macrophages and suppression of the anti-inflammatory macrophages in the kidney may play a pivotal role in kidney stone formation. These macrophage-derived mediators may have potential as biomarkers to reflect the urinary stone risk, according to a new study from Japan, which was recently presented at the recent 2nd Meeting of the EAU Section of Urolithiasis and received Clinical Research Award. [More]
Cook Medical simplifies PCNL procedures with new LithAssist device

Cook Medical simplifies PCNL procedures with new LithAssist device

Cook Medical has a new device to simplify percutaneous nephrolithotomy procedures, during which physicians break up and remove large kidney stones, or can use it in the bladder to break up large bladder stones. [More]
Research roundup: Assessing new hospital observation rule; doctors' view of DNR orders for kids

Research roundup: Assessing new hospital observation rule; doctors' view of DNR orders for kids

Hospitalized patients in the United States are increasingly placed on "observation status." The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) state that observation should rarely exceed 48 hours. [More]
New technique using ice slush and robotic surgery to remove large kidney stone

New technique using ice slush and robotic surgery to remove large kidney stone

A first-ever technique using ice slush and minimally invasive robotic surgery to remove a particularly large type of kidney stone has been reported by urologists at Henry Ford Hospital. [More]
Risk of kidney stones increasing among women

Risk of kidney stones increasing among women

The risk of women developing kidney stones is rising, as is the number of cases being seen in U.S. emergency departments, while the rate of hospitalization for the disorder has remained stable. [More]
Study: Kidney stones linked with increased risk of CHD among women, but not men

Study: Kidney stones linked with increased risk of CHD among women, but not men

An analysis of data from three studies that involved a total of more than 240,000 participants found that a self-reported history of kidney stones was associated with a statistically significant increased risk of coronary heart disease among women but no significant association was evident for men, according to a study in the July 24/31 issue of JAMA. [More]