Smart stethoscope "listens in" on kidney stone break-up
This article was originally published in Clinica
Using a small stethoscope-like device placed near to the patient, doctors can now hear when a kidney stone has been successfully treated with lithotripsy, UK researchers claim. Further therapy can then be administered according to the feedback received. The developers hope the device will help reduce the number of patients who currently require re-treatment for their kidney stones - currently 50% - which is often time consuming and costly.
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