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Alpha blockers benefit patients with larger kidney stones

Alpha blockers benefit patients with larger kidney stones

Nearly one in 11 Americans will have a kidney stone in their lifetime, causing pain, sometimes missed work and, often, a lot of money. [More]
Drugs used to treat acid reflux and ulcers may increase risk of developing kidney stones and CKD

Drugs used to treat acid reflux and ulcers may increase risk of developing kidney stones and CKD

Certain medications commonly used to treat heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers can have damaging effects on the kidneys. [More]
Nephrologists uncover link between first-time kidney stone formers and chronic kidney disease

Nephrologists uncover link between first-time kidney stone formers and chronic kidney disease

Mayo Clinic nephrologists have uncovered a connection between first-time kidney stone formers and chronic kidney disease. [More]
Factors secreted by intestinal bacteria may help prevent or treat kidney stones

Factors secreted by intestinal bacteria may help prevent or treat kidney stones

Researchers have discovered that factors secreted by gut bacteria might help prevent or treat kidney stones. [More]
NYU Lutheran offers many treatment options for kidney stone sufferers

NYU Lutheran offers many treatment options for kidney stone sufferers

Frederick A. Gulmi, MD, chief of urology at NYU Lutheran, cautions anyone who has never had a bout with kidney stones. [More]

American Urologic Association releases new guidelines for surgical treatment of patients with renal stones

A new guideline for the surgical management of patients with kidney and/or ureteral stones has been released by the American Urologic Association. [More]
Scientists capture new images of calcium-shuttling molecule linked to aggressive cancers

Scientists capture new images of calcium-shuttling molecule linked to aggressive cancers

Scientists have captured new images of a calcium-shuttling molecule that has been linked to aggressive cancers. The three-dimensional structure could help researchers develop novel therapies and diagnostic tools for diseases that are caused by a malfunction in calcium adsorption. [More]
High levels of zinc may lead to kidney stone formation

High levels of zinc may lead to kidney stone formation

David Killilea, PhD, a staff scientist at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute- the research arm of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland - co-authored a study into the causes of kidney stones. [More]
Study highlights role of intestinal calcium absorption in kidney stone formation

Study highlights role of intestinal calcium absorption in kidney stone formation

Measuring intestinal calcium absorption may help to identify individuals who are prone to develop kidney stones, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. [More]
Increased trend of surgical intervention for urinary tract stones in the UK

Increased trend of surgical intervention for urinary tract stones in the UK

Researchers in Oxford who analyzed recent trends related to urinary tract stones in the UK found a sustained and high prevalence of the condition, with an increased trend to treat patients with surgery. [More]
Weekend effect in hospitals affect kidney stone treatment, outcomes

Weekend effect in hospitals affect kidney stone treatment, outcomes

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 by researchers at Loyola Medicine and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. [More]
Study: Disparities in pain management may be partly attributed to bias

Study: Disparities in pain management may be partly attributed to bias

Research has documented that black Americans are systematically undertreated for pain relative to white Americans, likely due to both the over-prescription and over-use of pain medications among white patients and the under-prescription of pain medications for black patients. [More]
Doctors now have better tool to assess individual kidney function

Doctors now have better tool to assess individual kidney function

Doctors now have a much-improved tool to assess individual kidney function, thanks to the work of an international team led by University of Saskatchewan medical imaging specialists Drs. Carl and Michal Wesolowski. [More]

Boston Scientific announces European launch of LithoVue Single-Use Digital Flexible Ureteroscope

Marlborough, Mass. Boston Scientific Corporation today announced the European launch of the LithoVue Single-Use Digital Flexible Ureteroscope for minimally invasive endoscopic procedures to diagnose and treat stones and other conditions of the kidney, ureter and bladder. [More]
Mount Sinai Roosevelt to be renamed as Mount Sinai West

Mount Sinai Roosevelt to be renamed as Mount Sinai West

The Mount Sinai Health System today announced that Mount Sinai Roosevelt will be renamed as Mount Sinai West. The hospital will continue to be the premier health care provider on the West Side of Manhattan, with all services continuing, the same insurances accepted and the same number of people employed. [More]
Dietary calcium better than supplemental calcium in reducing kidney stone formation

Dietary calcium better than supplemental calcium in reducing kidney stone formation

Calcium supplements may increase the risk of kidney stone recurrence, according to a study that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2015 November 3¬-8 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. [More]
Fraunhofer researchers developing new system for rapid analysis of urinary stones

Fraunhofer researchers developing new system for rapid analysis of urinary stones

Kidney stones rank among the most common illnesses. Their recurrence might be prevented with the right postoperative care. However, for this to be effective, composition of the stones should be known. Fraunhofer researchers are developing a system for rapid analysis of urinary stones immediately after the surgical procedure. [More]
Study identifies link between kidney stones in children and atherosclerosis

Study identifies link between kidney stones in children and atherosclerosis

A recent study published in The Journal of Pediatrics is the first to examine and identify a link between kidney stones in children and thickened or hardened arteries — precursors to a wide variety of cardiovascular diseases. Understanding the connection between kidney stones and cardiovascular risk factors in children may help physicians and parents implement prevention measures to reduce future risk of stroke, heart attack or other forms of vascular disease for affected children. [More]
Tamsulosin works better on large kidney stones

Tamsulosin works better on large kidney stones

Tamsulosin works no better than placebo on small kidney stones, but does improve passage of more large kidney stones than placebo does. The results of this large clinical trial evaluating tamsulosin versus placebo were published online Friday in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("Distal Ureteric Stones and Tamsulosin: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized, Multi-Center Trial (The DUST Trial)"). [More]
Postmenopausal women with kidney, bladder stones not at increased risk for osteoporosis

Postmenopausal women with kidney, bladder stones not at increased risk for osteoporosis

Postmenopausal women with kidney or bladder stones are not at increased risk for osteoporosis, but they do have about a 15 percent increased risk of another painful stone, physician-scientists report. [More]
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