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Innovative strategies for improved outcomes in nephrolithiasis

Bailey, Michael and Simon, Julianna C. and Kreider, Wayne and Dunmire, Barbrina and Crum, Lawrence and Maxwell, Adam D. and Khokhlova, Vera and Sapozhnikov, Oleg A. and Cleveland, Robin and Colonius, Tim and Lingeman, James E. and McAteer, James and Williams, James C. and Freund, Jonathan (2017) Innovative strategies for improved outcomes in nephrolithiasis. In: 3rd Joint Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the European Acoustics Association, 25-29 June 2017, Boston, MA.

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Edwin Carstensen, Ph.D., was an advisor of NIH NIDDK Program Project Grant DK043881, created to investigate shock wave lithotripsy (SWL). We now develop solutions to improve all aspects of the management of stone disease. Our goal in this paper is to report progress built on Dr. Cartsensen's advice and inspiration. The work ranges from numerical simulation to clinical trials and from device development to bioeffects and metrology. Much of our work involves bubbles and cavitation. This work has contributed to the body of knowledge defining limits for the safe use of ultrasound which Dr. Carstensen worked hard to establish. Specifically, an update will be given on the development of ultrasound to image, fragment, trap, and reposition stones. In particular, we demonstrated bubbles contribute to the twinkling artifact used by NASA and others to image stones, and we drew on Dr. Carstensen's paper [UMB, 19(2) 147-165 1993] to demonstrate that breathing the elevated carbon dioxide levels present in NASA vehicles suppresses this signal making stone imaging more difficult. We have since developed imaging countermeasures and pushing and breaking technologies that appear less dependent on cavitation than SWL.

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Additional Information:© 2017 Acoustical Society of America. Published Online: 10 June 2017. Work supported by NIH P01DK043881, K01DK104854, R01EB007643, and NSBRI through NASA NCC 9-58.
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Subject Keywords:Metrology; Chemical compounds and components; Ultrasound; Computer simulation; Medical diagnosis
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