Kidney Stones News
- New Way to Blast Kidney Stones Can Be Done in Doctor's Office
March 31, 2022 — Researchers call this a first step toward a simpler, anesthesia-free treatment for the painful problem.
- Household Chemicals Tied to Kidney Problems
September 14, 2018 — Reseachers who analyzed 74 studies of manufactured chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) found the chemicals are associated with poorer kidney function and other kidney problems. PFAS can be found in food packaging; stain- and water-repellent fabrics; nonstick cookware; polishes, waxes, paints and cleaning products; and firefighting foams.
- Fewer Dialysis Patients Facing Leg Amputations
July 31, 2018 — Patients with kidney disease have a higher risk for losing a leg because they have an increased risk for peripheral artery disease, which occurs when there's not enough blood reaching the legs.
- 850 Million People Worldwide Have Kidney Disease
July 5, 2018 — Chronic kidney diseases affect 10 percent of men and nearly 12 percent of women around the world. Up to 10.5 million people need dialysis or a kidney transplant, but many don't get these treatments due to cost or lack of resources, the International Society of Nephrology says.
- Melania Trump Hospitalized After Kidney Surgery
May 15, 2018 — Trump’s surgery marked the first time a first lady had a serious medical procedure while in the White House since Nancy Reagan had a mastectomy in October 1987.
- Antibiotics Tied to Higher Kidney Stone Risk
May 11, 2018 — The five antibiotic classes newly linked to kidney stone risk included sulfas (Bactrim, Gantanol); cephalosporins (Keflex); fluoroquinolones (Cipro); nitrofurantoin/methenamine (Macrobid, Hiprex); and broad-spectrum penicillins.
- Kidney Stones on the Rise Among Women
February 13, 2018 — The investigators found that women -- especially those 18 to 39 years old -- developed stones more often than men. They were most likely to have so-called infection stones, blamed on chronic urinary tract infections.
- Kidney Stone? Try a Roller Coaster Ride
September 28, 2016 — Study supports stories from patients who passed the urinary obstruction while on a thrill ride
- Diet Supplement May Help Prevent Kidney Stones
August 8, 2016 — Researchers suggest it might offer alternative to current treatment that has side effects
- Calcium Supplements Tied to Kidney Stone Risk
October 13, 2015 — But don't stop on your own if doctor recommended them, experts say
- Drug May Ease Passage When Kidney Stone Strikes
July 29, 2015 — Tamsulosin is especially helpful with larger stones, while smaller ones may pass on their own, study finds
- Kidney Stones and Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels
January 30, 2015 — These patients might need closer monitoring for further signs of pending heart trouble, researcher says
- Will Kidney Stones Recur? New Test Might Tell
August 7, 2014 — Researchers devise 11-point questionnaire
- Walking Could Be Key Step Against Kidney Disease
May 15, 2014 — The more patients walked, the less their odds for early death or need for dialysis, study found
- Complications Common, Costly With Some Kidney Stone Treatments
April 29, 2014 — Study found 1 in 7 patients has problems after certain procedures
- Light Exercise Might Reduce Risk of Kidney Stones
December 13, 2013 — Intensity of activity doesn't seem to matter, study finds
- Sugary Sodas, Fruit Punches, & Kidney Stone Risk
May 15, 2013 — It's important to stay hydrated, but water may be your best choice, experts say
- Shock Wave Technique Treats Small Kidney Stones
November 19, 2010 — A shock wave technique was effective in treating single kidney stones less than 1 centimeter in size and may be a safe and noninvasive alternative to the standard surgical therapy, a study shows.
- Green Tea May Prevent Kidney Stones
November 20, 2009 — A new study shows compounds in green tea extract make it more difficult for certain kidney stones to form.
- DASH Diet May Prevent Kidney Stones
August 14, 2009 — Following the DASH diet may cut down on kidney stones, as well as improving high blood pressure, researchers report.
- Hotter Climate, More Kidney Stones
July 14, 2008 — A warming climate may boost the number of U.S. cases of kidney stones by up to 30%, University of Texas researchers predict.
- 7 Most Costly Urological Diseases
May 2, 2007 — U.S. medical care costs for urologic diseases neared $11 billion in 2000, reports the National Institutes of Health.
- Migraine Drug Ups Kidney Stone Risk
November 1, 2006 — The popular migraine medicine Topamax increases the risk of kidney stones, a study shows.
- Orange Juice Fights Kidney Stones
September 7, 2006 — A new study shows that a daily glass of orange juice may help prevent recurrent kidney stones better than other citrus juices like lemonade.
- Lemonade Helps Kidney Stones
May 24, 2006 — New research shows that lemonade is an effective -- and delicious -- way for kidney-stone-prone people to slow the development of new stones.
- Diabetes From Kidney Stone Blaster?
April 10, 2006 — Pulverizing kidney stones with shock waves raises a person's risk of diabetes and high blood pressure, a new study finds.
- Weight Gain, Obesity Linked to Kidney Stones
January 25, 2005 — Being obese or gaining weight may increase the risk of developing painful kidney stones, and women may be especially vulnerable to these added risks, according to a new study.