Urology
Device may detect urinary tract infections faster

Device may detect urinary tract infections faster

Washington: Urinary tract infections can quickly move from being a merely miserable experience to a life-threatening condition. Untreated cases may trigger sepsis, which occurs when the immune system, in an attempt to fight off the infection, inadvertently activates body-wide inflammation that can cause blood clots and leaky blood vessels. more

New technique to treat parasitic cystic tumour of kidney

New technique to treat parasitic cystic tumour of kidney

Chandigarh: Dr Santosh Kumar, assistant professor, department of urology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, has developed an innovative surgical technique to treat parasitic cystic tumour of kidney, a rare disease that can lead to destruction of kidney. more

Bone marrow cells used in bladder regeneration

Bone marrow cells used in bladder regeneration

Washington: A new approach to bladder regeneration is capitalizing on the potential of two distinct cell populations harvested from a patient’s healthy bone marrow, a new study reports. more

Tranexamic acid reduces blood loss in percutaneous nephrolithotomy: Study

Tranexamic acid reduces blood loss in percutaneous nephrolithotomy: Study

Chandigarh: A prospective randomized controlled study conducted by doctors at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh has found that tranexamic acid reduces blood loss in percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). more

Women twice as likely to suffer infection with kidney stones, other urinary blockages

Women twice as likely to suffer infection with kidney stones, other urinary blockages

Washington: While more men than women develop kidney stones and other obstructions in the urinary tract, women are more than twice as likely to suffer infections related to the condition, according to a new study led by Henry Ford Hospital researchers. more

A non-antibiotic approach for treating urinary tract infections

A non-antibiotic approach for treating urinary tract infections

Washington: The latest episode in the American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions podcast series, which is based on a report by Beat Ernst and colleagues in ACS’ Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, describes a potential new approach for treating urinary tract infections (UTIs) — which affect millions of people annually — without traditional antibiotics. more

Urinary tract infections steal from hosts’ defence arsenals

Urinary tract infections steal from hosts’ defence arsenals

Washington: Humans have known for centuries that copper is a potent weapon against infection. New research shows that the bacteria that cause serious urinary tract infections “know” this, too, and steal copper to prevent the metal from being used against them. more