As per available reports about 100 journals, 162 Conferences, 30 workshops are presently dedicated exclusively to Kidney stone medicine and about 366282 articles are being published on the current trends in kidney stone medicines. In terms of research annually, USA, India, Japan, Brazil and Canada are some of the leading countries where maximum studies related to kidney stone medicine are being carried out. A kidney stone is a solid mass made up of tiny crystals and may appear in any area of Urinary system. It is a hard crystalline mineral material formed within the kidney or Urinary tract. Most kidney stones eventually pass through the urinary tract on their own within 48 hours, with ample fluid intake. Ketorolac an injectable anti-inflammatory drug and narcotics may be used for pain control when over-the-counter pain control medications are not effective. Tamsulosin (Flomax, a drug used to help urination in men with an enlarged prostate gland) may be used to help the stone pass from the ureter into the bladder. Some medications have been used to increase the passage rates of kidney stones. These include calcium channel blockers such as nifedipine and alpha blockers such as tamsulosin .These drugs may be prescribed to some people who have stones that do not rapidly pass through the urinary tract.
The Nephrology & Therapeutics is an academic journal – hosted by OMICS International – a pioneer in open access publishing–and is listed among the top 10 journals in Kidney stone medicine. Each year research scientists have noticed a rise in the number of congresses being held in this field. The Nephrology & Therapeutics provides a unique platform to researchers and scientist to explore the advanced and latest research developments in the field of Kidney stone medicine and related field, thus bridging the gap between researchers and young scientists.
OMICS International is a pioneer in organizing international conferences. The conference related to Kidney stone medicine is Conference and Exhibition on Nephrology & Therapeutics. The “3rd International Conference on Nephrology & Therapeutics” is an International Medical Conference follows after the success of previous two meetings held in USA by OMICS Group International. Nephro-2013 and Nephro-2012 were focussed on New Therapeutic Dimensions in Nephrology and witnessed a good response from scientists, physicians and academicians across the globe. Prolific speeches from eminent personalities were the highlight of these two meetings. Nephro-2014, flagging the theme "Identifying & understanding the new, advanced approaches in Nephrology for better renal health" is sure to broadcast and enlighten the new approaches in Nephrology.