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2009-06-17 16:20:08

The most popular type of gastric bypass surgery appears to nearly double the chance that a patient will develop kidney stones, despite earlier assumptions that it would not, Johns Hopkins doctors report in a new study. The overall risk, however, remains fairly small at about 8 percent.As rates of morbid obesity have climbed in recent years, so has the popularity of various weight-loss operations, with more than 200,000 patients expected to have one of these procedures this year. The most...

2009-05-25 15:12:25

A U.S. urologist reports seeing an increase in young children with kidney stones -- something more often seen in middle-aged men. Dr. Gary Faerber of the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor says modern diet and lifestyle are probably at fault. I am seeing more and more children who have kidney stones, Faerber says in a statement. It's a real phenomenon. Family history of kidney stones is a significant risk factor, but Faerber says consuming sugar-filled drinks and fast-food...

2009-05-04 07:10:00

High sodium diets, sedentary lifestyles and not drinking enough water are to blame. ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Lisa Garnes received a call from her daughter's daycare saying that 3-year-old Emma was complaining of back pain, she never dreamt the cause would be a condition often associated with middle aged men: kidney stones. "They said that Emma was doubled over in pain and saying that her back hurt her," says Garnes. Garnes took her to the pediatrician, who...

2009-04-28 23:47:32

Children with a history of consuming melamine-contaminated milk powder are at increased risk of developing kidney stones, U.S. researchers say. Surplus melamine has been an illegal adulterant for feedstock and milk in China for several years now because it can make the milk appear to be higher in protein content by elevating the total nitrogen content. Melamine calculus occurred mostly in infants ages 6-18 months after consuming melamine-contaminated milk powder after birth. However, the...

2009-04-27 09:26:00

LINTHICUM, Md., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients with stone disease could benefit from drinking diet soda. New research from the University of California, San Francisco suggests that the citrate and malate content in commonly consumed sodas may be sufficient to inhibit the development of calcium stones. The study was presented at the 104th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA). Increased alkalinity is proven to augment citraturia, a known factor...

2009-04-27 07:10:00

Unique Software Application Suite for the Assessment of the Urinary System CHICAGO, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuisys, a leader in providing state-of-the-art CT and MR imaging systems to physician practices, announced today at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance of UroCARE(TM), a unique software application package for the assessment of urinary anatomy using multi-slice computed tomography (CT)...

2009-04-27 07:06:06

Patients with stone disease could benefit from drinking diet soda. New research from the University of California, San Francisco suggests that the citrate and malate content in commonly consumed sodas may be sufficient to inhibit the development of calcium stones. The study was presented at the 104th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA). Increased alkalinity is proven to augment citraturia, a known factor for calcium stones. Malate increases the amount of...

2009-04-27 07:04:20

Children with a history of consuming melamine-contaminated milk powder are at an increased risk of developing kidney stones and other urological complications. Researchers presenting two studies at the 104th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) found that melamine calculus occurred mostly in infants at six months to 18 months after consuming melamine-contaminated milk powder after birth but that the stones could be effectively managed with noninvasive...

2009-04-23 08:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Percutaneous Systems, Inc. (PercSys) today announced that it will introduce the Accordion CoAx(TM) Stone Control Device, the newest member of its Accordion family of disposable kidney stone treatment tools, at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA), to be held April 25-28 in Chicago, Illinois. The Accordion CoAx Stone Control Device is an over-the-wire stone management device designed to simplify and shorten...

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2009-03-27 06:45:00

Doctors are scratching their heads to understand an apparent rise in the number of children with kidney stones, typically an adult condition.  Some believe that kids' love of burgers, fries and other salty foods is behind the increase. The malady causes excruciating pain, worse than childbirth in some cases. And while the number of affected children isn't alarming, an increasing number of kids with kidney stones have been showing up at hospitals throughout the country. Johns Hopkins...


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Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy
2013-03-04 16:24:04

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) is the noninvasive treatment of kidney stones, stones in the gallbladder as well as calcium build ups in the liver using acoustic pulses. Procedure A lithotriptor breaks up the calcium stones without damage being done to the patient through the use of high-intensity, externally-applied, focused acoustic pulses. By laying the patient down on their back and placing a water-filled coupling device under the back at the level of the kidneys, the...

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