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Kidney Stones and Science Fantastic: A Patient’s Perspective

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A few weeks ago, I found myself in the emergency room of the University of Arizona Medical Center under excruciating pain. I was pretty sure, but far from certain, that this was a kidney stone – that same pain had landed … Continue reading

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What’s New in Kidney Stone Research

Increasing rates

At the 2012 American Urological Association Annual Meeting, researchers from around the world present research on a range of urological topics, including the latest information on stone disease, prevention, and treatment. This year the meeting was in Atlanta, Georgia between … Continue reading

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What is Medullary Sponge Kidney?


If, for some strange reason, you set out to design a kidney that could form stones as quickly as possible, you might end up with something like a medullary sponge kidney.       Medullary sponge kidney (MSK) is a … Continue reading

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Ask Why do I still have pain after passing a stone?


In our “Ask” section, we field questions from stone formers or their family members. See previous questions and answers here.   January 13, 2012. Question about residual pain after passing a stone from a stone former in England, UK: … Continue reading

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