kidney stones

May 28, 2021

A SpaceX cargo launch slated for Thursday, June 3, will deliver an experiment on kidney stone formation in microgravity.

Guillermo Gomez holds a water bottle
April 22, 2019

There's no clear reason why, but cases of kidney stones are increasing. It's an experience that one Seattle man knows well: Guillermo Gomez has passed more than 250 kidney stones since he was in high school.

April 1, 2019

Some patients experience agonizing pain when a temporary stent is implanted after kidney stones are removed. 

April 1, 2019

It's a common procedure to remove kidney stones and temporarily place a stent in the ureter to ensure that another blockage doesnn't occur while the body is healing.

July 12, 2018

UW Medicine to test innovative kidney stone ultrasonic propulsion procedure for NASA space missions and for patients on Earth.

April 2, 2018

Women, especially those ages 18-39, are more likely than any other age group to experience kidney stones. 

April 2, 2018

Dr. Hunter Wessells, UW Medicine Urology Department chair, talks about a study in which researchers hope to use incentives - such as a smart water bottle and an app on your phone - to fight kidney stones.

September 29, 2017

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will test whether using a "smart" water bottle will cause people to drink more water, therefore go to the bathroom, and cause fewer recurrences of kidney stones.

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