In the procedure, the physician uses a handheld transducer placed on the skin to direct ultrasound waves towards the stone. The ultrasound can then be used to move and reposition the stones to promote their passage, a process called ultrasound propulsion, or the break up the stone, a technique called burst wave lithotripsy (BWL).
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Diets higher in calcium and potassium may help prevent recurrent symptomatic kidney stones, Mayo Clinic study finds
Kidney stones can cause not only excruciating pain but also are associated with chronic kidney disease, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. If you’ve experienced a kidney stone once, you have a 30% chance of having another kidney stone within five years.
Innovative Smartphone and Artificial Intelligence-Based Tests Featured at the 2022 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting
Scientists have developed a cheap, convenient smartphone test for monitoring patients at risk for dangerous blood clots. Research demonstrating that this test works, along with a second study on using artificial intelligence (AI) to improve testing and treatment for people with kidney stones, will be presented at the 2022 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo. Both studies could help resolve longstanding challenges in healthcare and laboratory testing.
Empagliflozin may decrease risk of kidney stones in people with diabetes
The diabetes drug empagliflozin may decrease the risk of kidney stones in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study presented Sunday, June 12 at ENDO 2022, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Atlanta, Ga.
Kidney Stone Formation Linked to Polycystic Kidney Disease in Mice
Article title: Kidney stone formation in a novel murine model of polycystic kidney disease Authors: Heather A.L. Riddle, Shiqin Zhang, Feng Qian, James C. Williams Jr., Jason R. Stubbs, Peter Stanley N. Rowe, Stephen C. Parnell From the authors: “Our…
Novel stent, from Ureteral Stent Co. and invented by University Hospitals Cleveland’s Dr. Lee Ponsky, secures FDA clearance
Relief™ Stent, a new urinary stent invented by Lee Ponsky, MD, in collaboration with Dean Secrest, secured FDA 510k clearance, which means it can be marketed in the U.S. for patients suffering from kidney stones and other issues causing difficulty with drainage of the kidney.
A New Beverage with “Blue Pea Flower and Banana Stem Extract” to Reduce the Risk of Urinary Stone Formation — Another Medical Innovation from MED – CU
Drinking too little water each day increases the risk of urinary stones. Recently, the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University has successfully developed a concentrated beverage from blue pea flowers and banana stems to reduce the risk of urinary stones formation.
ACR Releases Gout Management Guideline with Emphasis on Treat-to-Target Strategy for Urate Lowering Therapy
Today, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) released the 2020 Guideline for the Management of Gout.