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2014-05-19 09:59:29

Duke University Medical Center When it comes to treating kidney stones, less invasive may not always be better, according to new research from Duke Medicine. In a direct comparison of shock wave lithotripsy vs. ureteroscopy – the two predominant methods of removing kidney stones – researchers found that ureteroscopy resulted in fewer repeat treatments. The findings were published May 16, 2014, in the journal JAMA Surgery, coinciding with presentation at the annual meeting of the...

2014-05-01 12:29:54

DUBLIN, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/p7k8d2/global_kidney) has announced the addition of the "Global Kidney Stones Management Devices Market 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/p7k8d2/global_kidney ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Kidney stones are mineral and acid salts such as calcium crystals that are formed in the kidneys....

2014-04-07 12:33:15

NYON, Switzerland, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RADistribution [http://www.radistribution.com ]'s (http://www.radistribution.com) portfolio of urology, paediatric urology, OB/GYN and general surgery medical devices has been further strengthened with the addition of two key products from Quanta System [http://www.quantasystem.com ] (http://www.quantasystem.com), a world leader in both own-brand and OEM laser technology products. (Logo:...

2014-03-29 23:00:49

Women in awful pain from a kidney stone passing through a ureter must not be rushed into a surgery or lithotripsy (ESWL), as these procedures are traumatic to the body, and a new study from the University of Alberta suggests that patients with a history of kidney stones may be at a higher risk of a heart attack and stroke. Fine Treatment notes Dr. Allen’s Device dissolves any type and size of kidney stones in a gentle and side-effects-free way. London, GB (PRWEB) March 29, 2014...

Treatment Of Kidney Stones Monitored Using 'Smart Stethoscope'
2012-12-12 16:36:46

University of Southampton A new listening device, developed by scientists from the University of Southampton, is being used to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment of kidney stones - saving patients unnecessary repeat therapy and x-ray monitoring. If kidney stones cannot be dissolved by drugs, the favored procedure is lithotripsy. Lithotripsy works by focusing thousands of shock waves onto the kidney stones in an effort to break them into pieces small enough to urinate out of the...

2012-04-29 23:02:16

Oakworks® Inc., manufacturer of imaging tables and positioning devices, expands its product line with the addition of three new models for the Urology and Lithotripsy markets. All models feature Oakworks proprietary extension system designed to allow fast customization of the support surfaces for the patient and procedure. New Freedom, PA (PRWEB) April 28, 2012 Oakworks Inc. reported that three new tables have been added to their line of advanced imaging tables. The CFUR301- a three...

2011-11-13 08:00:00

Dr. Scott Press, Board Certified Urologist, has established a painless, non-invasive kidney stone treatment--called Lithotripsy--that uses shock waves to break up stones that form in the kidney and ureter. Greenport, NY (PRWEB) November 13, 2011 Dr. Scott Press, Board Certified Urologist, has established a painless, non-invasive kidney stone treatment-called Lithotripsy-that uses shock waves to break up stones that form in the kidney and ureter. Now, convenient for residents of Eastern...

2011-10-24 09:23:58

A Mayo Clinic study finds no correlation between the use of shock waves to break up kidney stones and the long-term development of diabetes. The study was released Friday during a meeting of the North Central Section of the American Urological Association (http://www.ncsaua.org/default.aspx) in Rancho Mirage, Calif. "We did not identify a significant correlation between shockwave lithotripsy and the long-term development of diabetes mellitus," says Matthew Gettman, M.D....

2007-05-16 03:00:11

By Flagg, Laura R Urolithiasis is a condition that can cause significant morbidity among patients. Dietary manipulations traditionally advised include fluid, protein, oxalate, calcium, citrate, and sodium changes in the diet. Evidence-based practice guidelines suggest that there is not ample evidence to confidently recommend dietary changes, since inadequate studies have been done to quantify the risks of diet in stone formation. While fluid intake patterns have the weightiest evidence in...


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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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