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Physician Polls Have you routinely sent out kidney stones for analysis of their composition?

Have you routinely sent out kidney stones for analysis of their composition?

The AUA recently released its first guidelines for the medical management of kidney stone disease.

Expert Q&A Ultrasonic Propulsion of Kidney Stones: Interview with Jonathan Harper, MD

Ultrasonic Propulsion of Kidney Stones: Interview with Jonathan Harper, MD

Jonathan Harper, MD, of the UW School of Medicine in Seattle, explains his "Rolling Stones" concept as a feasible office procedure.

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Ultrasound Effective for Detecting Kidney Stones

Ultrasound Effective for Detecting Kidney Stones

It also may provide an alternative to conventional fluoroscopy in guiding ureteroscopy for ureteral stones.

Chronic Kidney Disease Linked to Kidney Stones

Chronic Kidney Disease Linked to Kidney Stones

A history of nephrolithiasis was associated with a nearly 2-fold increased odds of chronic kidney disease in women.

Ureteroscopy Use for Stones Increasing

Ureteroscopy Use for Stones Increasing

Researchers found increasing use of ureteroscopy and decreasing use of shock wave lithotripsy.

Kidney Stones Raise Cardiac Disease Risk

Kidney Stones Raise Cardiac Disease Risk

Stones are associated with an increased risk of CVD, including coronary heart disease.

Healthier Diet Lowers Stone Risk in Women

Healthier Diet Lowers Stone Risk in Women

Higher intake of dietary fiber, fruits, and vegetables each is associated with a decreased kidney stone risk in postmenopausal women.

AUA Kidney Stone Guidelines Unveiled

AUA Kidney Stone Guidelines Unveiled

At its annual meeting, the American Urological Association provided details of its first guidelines for the medical management of urolithiasis.

Repeat Stone Treatment More Likely After SWL

Repeat Stone Treatment More Likely After SWL

In a study, the re-intervention rate was 11% for patients treated with shock wave lithotripsy versus 0.2% of those who had ureteroscopy.

Flexible Ureteroscopy May Be Suitable for Proximal Ureteral Stones

Flexible Ureteroscopy May Be Suitable for Proximal Ureteral Stones

It achieved a stone-free rate of 95% in patients with stones smaller than 2 cm.

Drug Combo Improves Stone Passage

Drug Combo Improves Stone Passage

A higher rate of distal ureteral stone clearance was observed with a dual regimen of tamsulosin and prednisone than with either drug alone.

Tamsulosin Improves Post-SWL Outcomes

Tamsulosin Improves Post-SWL Outcomes

Adjuvant treatment with the medication was associated with higher clearance rates for upper urinary tract stones.

Unplanned Visits After Urinary Stone Treatment Defined

Unplanned Visits After Urinary Stone Treatment Defined

Study reveals that 1 in 7 patients present to an emergency department or are hospitalized after a procedure.

Study: 24-Hour Urinalysis Key for Managing Stones

Study: 24-Hour Urinalysis Key for Managing Stones

New findings show that urinary biochemical composition changes with age.

Small Urinary Stones May Not Require CT Scans

Small Urinary Stones May Not Require CT Scans

New study suggests that emergency bedside ultrasound suffices for stones smaller than 6 mm.

Kidney Stone Procedure May Up Diabetes Risk

Kidney Stone Procedure May Up Diabetes Risk

Patients treated with percutaneous nephrolithotomy had a 79% increased risk of diabetes compared with those treated with extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy.

DASH Diet May Lower Recurrent Kidney Stone Risk

DASH Diet May Lower Recurrent Kidney Stone Risk

The DASH diet might be an effective alternative to the low-oxalate diet.