kidney stones

Persistent agitation in children with neurologic impairmentsCrying and agitation for no apparent reason in children with severe neurologic impairment is a common and frustrating problem for parents and providers alike. A methodical approach is helpful in dealing with this problem, yet sometimes the cause is not apparent, even after a thorough search. It is helpful to explain to parents and caretakers that the cause of the distress may take some time to figure out, and that diagnosis is often difficult. However, in most cases, a satisfactory treatment can be found.
Asthma and kidney stones linked in childrenChildren with asthma are 4 times more likely to have kidney stones than those without asthma, and vice versa, according to a study published online in the medical journal PLoS One.
Urolithiasis in children
Urolithiasis in childrenUrolithiasis occurrence is increasing in both adults and children in the United States, with nearly 1 in 11 adults having a stone at some time in their life. Unfortunately, stone occurrence in children also appears to have increased from 1% to 2% in the 1950s to 1970s to almost 10%.
Stone retrieval device shows high versatility, efficacyResults from bench studies favor a new open-faced stone retrieval device (Dakota, Boston Scientific) for having greater versatility, efficacy, and durability compared with a competing product, and the in vitro performance of the new instrument is consistent with early clinical experience, says Roger L. Sur, MD.
New Products: Hybrid basket, grabber provides capture, release of multiple stone sizesOther products discussed include a stent system for treating ureteral obstructions, a male infertility test, and more.
New Products: Test launched to improve prostate biopsy decision processOther new products discussed in this article include a surgical training model, devices designed to improve prostate biopsy accuracy, an updated label and more.
New Products: Neuromodulation system for OAB targets tibial nerveOther products discussed in this roundup include a plasma vaporization device, a laser fiber safety device, and more.
New Products: MRI System improves lesion conspicuity, biopsy device receives FDA clearance and an App that tracks stent implantsCheck out the latest products. From an MRI System that improves lesion conspicuity, a biopsy device receives FDA clearance and an App that tracks stent implants.
Breaking new ground (and kidney stones) with ultrasoundNovel ultrasound-based techniques for propelling and breaking kidney stones could soon join ESWL and URS in the urologist’s treatment armamentarium. In this interview, Michael Bailey, PhD, discusses how these technologies work, what they’re capable of, and where they are in development.
Pre-op antibiotics sufficient to prevent UTI during stone TxBrian Howard Eisner, MD, examined antibiotic use in ureteroscopy and PCNL in two studies presented at the AUA annual meeting in New Orleans. He discusses the studies’ findings with Urology Times.