Navigation Links
Complications From Kidney Stone Surgery Rising, Study Finds
Date:3/29/2013

FRIDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- As more patients undergo a minimally invasive procedure to remove kidney stones, the rate of complications from the surgery is also rising, according to a new study.

The procedure -- called percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) -- involves making a small incision in the back and using a hollow scope to remove medium to large kidney stones.

Although the death rate related to the procedure remained low over the 10-year study period, certain complications, including blood infection, have soared. Patients were at higher risk of developing complications if they were older, sicker and treated in more recent years, the study found.

"We believe the broad use of this procedure, especially in older and sicker patients, may be the reason [for the increased rate of complications]," Dr. Khurshid Ghani and colleagues said in a news release from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

For the study, published recently in the Journal of Urology, the researchers analyzed data from more than 80,000 patients over age 18 in the United States who had the procedure between 1999 and 2009.

During that time, its use increased 47 percent, most notably among women.

The presence of other disorders or diseases at the time of surgery increased during the study period, and overall complications rose from about 12 percent to nearly 16 percent. Of particular note, the incidence of blood infection (sepsis) doubled from 1.2 percent to 2.4 percent.

The rate of death related to the procedure remained essentially unchanged at 0 to 0.4 percent. Deaths that did occur were in older patients, the study found.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has more about kidney stones.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Henry Ford Health System, news release, March 27, 2013


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Overweight Pregnant Women at Higher Risk for Complications
2. Men More Prone to Complications After Brain, Spine Surgery
3. APBI associated with more mastectomies, toxicities, complications, compared to traditional radiation
4. Systemic sclerosis complications more severe in African Americans than Caucasians
5. Pneumonia and preterm birth complications are the leading causes of childhood death
6. Fewer prostate cancer surgery complications found in teaching hospitals with fellowship programs
7. Severely Obese Have More Complications With Spinal Surgery
8. Obesity, Diabetes May Raise Complications After Joint Replacement
9. FirstVitals Health and Wellness, Inc. awarded $4 Million CMS Innovation Grant for Unique Telehealth Diabetes Progam Focused on Glycemic Control and Prevention of Diabetic Foot Complications
10. Regional anesthesia reduces complications and death for hip fracture patients
11. Obese appendectomy patients have fewer complications with minimally invasive operations
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Complications From Kidney Stone Surgery Rising, Study Finds
(Date:8/19/2017)... ... August 19, 2017 , ... Praeclarus Press ... mothers. These illustrations show the diversity of the breastfeeding mothers, using bright ... range of sizes. These illustrations are also available on tote bags, notepads, smartphone ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 19, 2017 , ... Mr. Noppadon Pakprot, Deputy ... Amazing Thailand Health and Wellness Tourism Showcase 2017 yesterday, which unveiled the latest ... for Tourism Products and Business at TAT said, “Thailand has long been recognized ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... August ... “Vision & Hearing,” advocating for active, healthy lifestyles and highlighting the importance of ... individuals with hearing impairments and shares the latest innovations in hearing aid technology. ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 18, 2017 , ... ... consulting services and asset protection assistance to communities in North-Central West Virginia, is ... critical services to at-risk boys in the area. , The Chestnut Mountain Ranch ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The Golseth Agency, a Texas based insurance management and financial ... regional charity campaign organized to provide support to Christina Upchurch and her two children ... and her children returned from out of town to find her husband passed away ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/15/2017)... Aug. 15, 2017   Mostyn Law and Gulf Coast ... Houston, Texas . The Mostyn Law family has ... years. That is why Mostyn Law is partnering with ... to show its appreciation. Blood supplies are running low. ... short of hospital needs in August. That is why the blood ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... N.C. , Aug. 15, 2017  Axium Pharmaceuticals Inc., the creator ... rumored to be in the beginning stages of an IPO. ... on epilepsy medications with the average cost of a prescription epilepsy drug ... ... Another staggering figure is the fact ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... , Aug. 15, 2017  AOTI Inc. announced today that its ... Inc., has recently opened a New York City Office in ... of its unique Topical Wound Oxygen (TWO 2 ) homecare therapy. ... Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) under the company,s DMEPOS accreditation ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: