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New treatment could ease the passage of kidney stones

December 2, 2019

Every year, more than half a million Americans visit the emergency room for kidney stone problems. In most…
Study reaches multidisciplinary consensus on imaging for kidney stones

September 4, 2019

Each year, over 2 million people visit U.S. emergency departments for suspected renal colic, which typically causes intense…
A new stone age?

March 6, 2019

Shock wave device used by UCI Health urologists revamps treatment for painful kidney deposits. Surrounded by high-voltage electrical…
Study: Kidney stones have distinct geological histories

September 14, 2018

A geologist, a microscopist and a doctor walk into a lab and, with their colleagues from across the…
Keeping kidney stones at bay during space flights

July 13, 2018

A new, painless, non-invasive procedure that harnesses ultrasound technology to reposition kidney stones, in an effort to offer…
Alpha blockers more effective for large kidney stones

December 5, 2016

Nearly one in 11 Americans will have a kidney stone in their lifetime, causing pain, sometimes missed work…
Researchers propose new treatment to prevent kidney stones

August 8, 2016

Modifier appears to dissolve crystals of the most common kidney stone Researchers have found evidence that a natural…
Move it along: Ultrasound to rid kidney stones sans surgery

January 13, 2016

Every year, more than a half-million people in the United States go to the emergency room for kidney…
Rapid analysis of kidney stones

October 4, 2015

Kidney stones rank among the most common illnesses. Their recurrence might be prevented with the right postoperative care.…
Zinc In the Body May Contribute to Kidney Stones

June 4, 2015

New research on kidney stone formation reveals that zinc levels may contribute to kidney stone formation, a common…
New lens design drastically improves kidney stone treatment

March 20, 2014

Duke engineers have devised a way to improve the efficiency of lithotripsy—the demolition of kidney stones using focused…
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