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."
-end-


Wiley

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)

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

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

Kidney Stone Diet: Eat to Prevent Kidney Stones

Kidney Stones: How To Treat Kidney Stones: How To Prevent Kidney Stones (Kidney Stone Treatment & Prevention Guide with All)
by Ace McCloud (Author)

Renal Diet Cookbook for the Newly Diagnosed: The Complete Guide to Managing Kidney Disease and Avoiding Dialysis
by Susan Zogheib MHS RD LDN (Author), Jay Wish MD (Foreword)

Preventing Kidney Stones: A Guide to Prevent Kidney Stones
by Charles Ray (Author)

Living Low Oxalate: When Oxalate Rich Foods Destroy Your Health
by Melinda Keen (Author)

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)

Kidney Stone Disease
by Marshall Stoller (Author), Cu Phan (Author)

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

Dying Well
Is there a way to talk about death candidly, without fear ... and even with humor? How can we best prepare for it with those we love? This hour, TED speakers explore the beauty of life ... and death. Guests include lawyer Jason Rosenthal, humorist Emily Levine, banker and travel blogger Michelle Knox, mortician Caitlin Doughty, and entrepreneur Lux Narayan.
Now Playing: Science for the People

#492 Flint Water Crisis
This week we dig into the Flint water crisis: what happened, how it got so bad, what turned the tide, what's still left to do, and the mix of science, politics, and activism that are still needed to finish pulling Flint out of the crisis. We spend the hour with Dr Mona Hanna-Attisha, a physician, scientist, activist, the founder and director of the Pediatric Public Health Initiative, and author of the book "What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City".