Nav: Home

More urinary tract stones are being treated with surgery

May 12, 2016

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.

The number of upper urinary tract stone episodes in hospitals increased from 83,050 in 2009-2010 to 86,742 in 2014-2015. The use of non-invasive shock wave lithotripsy remained stable over this time; however, surgical intervention for stones in the ureter or kidney rose nearly 50% from 12,062 to 18,055 cases in the 5-year study period. The procedure (ureteroscopy) involves inserting a small scope into the bladder and up the ureter (and sometimes further up into the kidney) to laser fragment stones.

"Around 10% of the adult population will attend hospital with a kidney stone in their lifetime. In the UK, there is a trend towards surgical intervention for kidney stones which mirrors other countries around the world," said Dr. Hendrik Heers, co-author of the BJU International study. "If the current trends continue, surgical intervention will overtake non-invasive shock wave treatment within the next 3 years."


Related Kidney Stones Articles:

VTT provides stepping stones towards the bioeconomy
As part of its Bioeconomy Transformation spearhead program, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed technologies suitable for application in new kinds of value chains.
Alpha-lipoic acid prevents kidney stones in mouse model of rare genetic disease
Alpha-lipoic acid, a dietary supplement widely available to consumers, prevented stone formation in a mouse model of cystinuria, a rare inherited disease that causes recurrent formation of painful and damaging kidney stones.
Reflux and ulcer medications linked to kidney stones and chronic kidney disease
Individuals who took proton pump inhibitors or histamine receptor-2 blockers for heartburn, acid reflux, or ulcers had elevated risks of developing kidney stones.
Method to create kidney organoids from patient cells provides insights on kidney disease
Scientists have developed a method to coax human pluripotent stem cells to mature into cells that go on to form the functional units of the kidney.
Research connects 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.
Factors secreted by gut bacteria may help combat kidney stones
Factors secreted by Oxalobacter formigenes, a bacterium that lives in the large intestine, can reduce urinary excretion of oxalate in mice.
New guidelines published for physicians treating patients with kidney stones
A UAB urologist has led the development of extensive guidelines of surgical management of kidney stones.
Researchers propose new treatment to prevent kidney stones
Researchers have found evidence that a natural fruit extract is capable of dissolving calcium oxalate crystals, the most common component of human kidney stones.
Intestinal calcium absorption may ID individuals at risk of developing kidney stones
Absorption and excretion of calcium were faster in certain patients with a history of kidney stones.
More urinary tract stones are being treated with surgery
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.

Related Kidney Stones Reading:

No More Kidney Stones: The Experts Tell You All You Need to Know about Prevention and Treatment
by John S. Rodman MD (Author), R. Ernest Sosa MD (Author), Cynthia Seidman MS RD (Author), Rory Jones (Contributor)

A Proven Plan to Prevent Painful Kidney Stones

At last! Whether you are a chronic kidney stone sufferer or at risk of developing stones, this practical, comprehensive guide will help you take charge of your health and eliminate this painful disease from your life forever. Written by a team of experts in the field, No More Kidney Stones includes the latest information on risk factors, dietary and lifestyle choices, and state-of-the-art treatments. It includes:

Specific, detailed remedies to prevent the formation of the four major types of kidney... View Details

Even Urologists Get Kidney Stones - An Essential Guide To Kidney Stone Treatment and Prevention
by MD Evan R. Goldfischer (Author), Fred Coe (Foreword)

View Details

Kidney Stones: How To Treat Kidney Stones: How To Prevent Kidney Stones
by Ace McCloud (Author)

There is help for kidney stones!

Whether you want to (1) relieve the excruciating pain, (2) discover a treatment that works, or (3) prevent a recurrence of kidney stones, this book will teach you everything you need to know.

Kidney stones are a real pain!

Discover a wealth of wisdom to treat kidney stones or prevent them from forming in the first place! This book covers all-natural methods you can use at home, as well as some of the best medical options available for treating kidney... View Details

The Art of Surviving a Kidney Stone: a humorous guide to something you won’t find funny at the time
by A. Victor Coonin (Author)

Embark on a witty journey through the trials and tribulations of passing a kidney stone. You too can survive this or another medical ordeal by recognizing the humor of the mundane even in the face of great pain. You’ll laugh at the all-too-true and exasperating situations found in the hospital emergency room, insurance billing, doctors’ waiting rooms, the side-effects of medications, and traveling with frozen kugels. Passing a kidney stone is no joke but this book turns the experience into a good story—one that you can laugh at (afterwards). View Details

Kidney Stone Remedy: Complete & Effective Guide to Pain Treatment & Prevention of Kidney Stone (Including Natural Home Remedies that Work Wonders in 2 Weeks)
by Doctor Alex Richmond (Author)

Kidney Stone Remedy: Complete & Effective Guide to Pain Treatment & Prevention of Kidney Stone (Including Natural Home Remedies that Work Wonders in 2 Weeks) Are you battling with kidney stone issues or problems? Are you having serious pain as a result of kidney stones? Have you tried other options but they all seemed to have fail you completely? Then you do not need to worry about that as you are at the last bus-stop, because the solution you have been looking for is right in front of you! Unfortunately, modern lifestyles have contributed in a big way to increasing the occurrence of kidney... View Details

Kidney Stones: Kidney Stones Guide To Treatment Of Kidney Stones And Cure Of Kidney Stones With Diet Strategies For Prevention Of Kidney Stones Including ... (Gastrointestinal Health And Kidney Stones)

Kidney Stones Guide To Treatment Of Kidney Stones And Cure Of Kidney Stones With Diet Strategies For Prevention Of Kidney Stones Including Advice On Post Kidney Stone Health
Get this Amazon bestselling book today!
Kidney Stones are a serious health concern then many people suffer from. In this book you will learn not only how to treat and cure kidney stones but also how to prevent kidney stones. This book was written to help not just those who are afflicted with kidney stones but also those who know somebody suffering from it. This book will share strategies on how to cope... View Details

Renal Diet Cookbook: Free Yourself from Kidney Disease and Kidney Stones with Low Sodium and Low Potassium Recipes for Healthy Kidneys (photos + nutritional information of every recipe!)
by Luca Fontaine (Author)


Kindle MatchBook: Buy the paperback edition and get the Kindle edition FREE!


Kidney problems have become increasingly common in the west. Chronic kidney disease and kidney stones can be painful and reduce our quality of life. You don’t have to live that way!

Recipes to reclaim your health!

Whether you are battling chronic kidney disease or suffering from the pain of a kidney stone,... View Details

Low Oxalate Fresh and Fast Cookbook: Hope and Help For The Low Oxalate Dieter
by Melinda Keen (Author)

Learn how simple it can be to put delicious, nutritious, home-cooked, low oxalate meals on the table in 30 minutes or less. A low oxalate diet is a meal plan that is low in oxalates to help heal symptoms of bladder pain, kidney stones, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia and pain associated with oxalate stone formation in other parts of the body. It's a prevention diet often recommended for kidney stone issues. The Low Oxalate Fresh and Fast Cookbook contains healthy, delicious recipes that include casseroles, pastas, soups, stir-fries, and slow cooker meals. The book contains a collection... View Details

Kidney Stone 911: A Practical Guide to Pain, Treatment and Prevention

There is no magic formula to get rid of existing kidney stones or prevent them from occurring in the future. Sorry. No magic bullet. You can, however, accelerate the “painful passing period” and combine proven prevention measures and lifestyle changes to reduce the number of stones and their frequency and potentially rid yourself of stones forever!

There are also practical ways of alleviating the immediate pain and understanding how kidney stones are formed in order to change the kidney stone formation cycle.

You'll find first-hand, essential, immediate information... View Details

Kidney Stones Cure: How to Get Rid Of Kidney Stones with Home Remedies Including the Tips for Kidney Stones Prevention and Treatment!
by Stephanie Ridd (Author)

Kidney stones mostly consist of a compound known as calcium oxalate. Kidney stones arise due to the accumulation of soluble minerals salts on the inner wall of the kidneys. These mineral deposits grow to big size like a golf ball and maintain a crystalline structure. Sometimes these kidney stones are small and may be passed out through the urinary tract unnoticed. However, they may also be accompanied by extreme pain while exiting. Yes, the pain can be that excruciating that most would rather they have an operation than be subjected to such harrowing experience. Nevertheless, the kidney... View Details

Best Science Podcasts 2018

We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2018. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
Now Playing: TED Radio Hour

The Consequences Of Racism
What does it mean to be judged before you walk through the door? What are the consequences? This week, TED speakers delve into the ways racism impacts our lives, from education, to health, to safety. Guests include poet and writer Clint Smith, writer and activist Miriam Zoila Pérez, educator Dena Simmons, and former prosecutor Adam Foss.
Now Playing: Science for the People

#465 How The Nose Knows
We've all got a nose but how does it work? Why do we like some smells and not others, and why can we all agree that some smells are good and some smells are bad, while others are dependant on personal or cultural preferences? We speak with Asifa Majid, Professor of Language, Communication and Cultural Cognition at Radboud University, about the intersection of culture, language, and smell. And we level up on our olfactory neuroscience with University of Pennsylvania Professor Jay Gottfried.