WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A new ultrasound treatment for kidney stones might provide pain-free relief while the patient is awake, researchers say. Kidney stones are often excruciatingly painful. In most cases, patients are told to just ride it out, sometimes for weeks, in the hope the stoneContinue Reading

FRIDAY, May 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Even before the pandemic, the demand for donor kidneys far exceeded supply. That shortfall only worsened when hospitals started refusing to use kidneys from COVID-positive donors. However, new research now suggests that kidneys from deceased COVID-19 patients have almost zero risk of viralContinue Reading

THURSDAY, March 31, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A noninvasive ultrasound technique is capable of quickly pulverizing kidney stones, an early study shows — in what researchers call a first step toward a simpler, anesthesia-free treatment for the painful problem. The study reports on the first 19 patients who’ve had kidneyContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Allopurinol, a frequently used gout medication, does not appear to drive up the risk for dying among gout patients who also struggle with chronic kidney disease, new research shows. The finding is based on an analysis of two decades worth of British healthContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Saline intravenous (IV) fluids are as effective as more costly solutions in treating intensive care patients and keeping them alive, Australian researchers report. “Just about every patient admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) will receive intravenous fluids for resuscitation or as partContinue Reading