stone disease

New Urology Products and Services May 2014New products and services from Lumenis, ITelagen, Mission Pharmacal, PatientPoint, and HealthTronics IT Solutions.
Study: Keep dietary advice simple for stone patientsWhen it comes to counseling patients on kidney stone prevention, less may be more, suggests a study presented at the National Kidney Foundation's spring clinical meetings in Las Vegas.
Pediatric urology looks to advances in minimally invasive surgeryResearch in stone disease and minimally invasive surgery will also make its mark at the Society for Pediatric Urology annual meeting, which runs concurrently with the first 3 days of the AUA meeting.
Stone research indicates URS over ESWL trend continuingAt the 2012 AUA annual meeting, researchers reported that ureteroscopy had overtaken extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) as the treatment of choice for kidney stones. Look for research at the 2014 meeting showing that trend is ongoing.
New Urology Products and Services April 2014New products and services from Accuray, Cook Medical, OPKO Health, Intuitive Surgical, Skipta, Mauna Kea Technologies, and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.
AUA Exhibit Hall Highlights: Orlando 2014This guide features products and services from manufacturers that are exhibiting at the AUA annual meeting in Orlando. Exhibit hall booth numbers have been included so that you can search for product demonstrations and exhibits that are of particular interest to you.
Lens design may improve lithotripter performanceA collaborative effort involving Duke University experts in urology, engineering, pathology, and mathematics has resulted in improved efficiency for shock wave lithotripsy, the researchers report.
Circumcision error leads to Peyronie’s disease
Circumcision error leads to Peyronie’s diseaseIn the lawsuit, the urologist contended the circumcision was properly performed and the patient’s curvature was due to a previously asymptomatic Peyronie’s condition, which was exacerbated after the circumcision procedure.
Low-BP diet may offer advantages in cutting stone riskA diet typically used to lower blood pressure may reduce the risk of kidney stone development, according to a small, recently published study.
ESWL shows efficacy in patients with SSD >13 cmUreteric calculi at a skin-to-stone distance (SSD) of over 13 cm can be successfully managed using extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, British researchers report.