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Departments Non-Medical Treatments for Kidney Stones: What Nephrologists Need to Know

Non-Medical Treatments for Kidney Stones: What Nephrologists Need to Know

The surgical treatment of urolithiasis has undergone a marked evolution over the past 30 years.

The Medical Minute Vitamin D Supplements Do Not Raise Risk of Kidney Stones

Vitamin D Supplements Do Not Raise Risk of Kidney Stones

A new study has found that vitamin D supplementation does not appear to contribute to an elevated risk for kidney stones.

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It is common for patients who suffer their first urinary stone to experience subsequent stone episodes.

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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.

Stone Rate Highest in August, Lowest in February

Stone Rate Highest in August, Lowest in February

Study of emergency department visits for renal colic at a New York hospital links the findings to average monthly temperature.

Exercise Cuts Kidney Stone Risk in Women

Even modest activity is beneficial, researchers report.

Vitamin D Assessment Affected by Race

Vitamin D Assessment Affected by Race

Common genetic polymorphisms may explain patterns in vitamin D status in blacks.

Wrist Fractures More Likely in Kidney Stone Formers

Study reveals 36% increased risk among women and 22% increased risk among men.

Higher Dietary Acid Load Raises Kidney Stone Risk

It may reduce urinary citrate excretion, which is associated with an elevated stone risk, according to researchers.

Renacidin Irrigation Back for Use Against Kidney, Bladder Stones

The drug, which was off the market for the past year and a half, is indicated for the dissolution of renal and vesical calculi of the apatite or struvite variety.

Vitamin D Supplements Do Not Raise Kidney Stone Risk

A serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D level of 20 to 100 ng/mL has no significant association with kidney stone incidence.

PCNL Safe, Effective Using Ultrasound Guidance Alone

Study reveals high stone-free rate and low complication rate.

Dyslipidemia May Raise Stone Risk

Low HDL or high triglyceride levels were associated with significantly higher urinary sodium, oxalate, and uric acid levels, as well as lower urinary pH.

Expulsive Therapy for Stones May Cut Costs

Patients missed fewer days of work after undergoing medical expulsive therapy than after having early endoscopic stone removal.

Study: 24-Hour Urine Collection Underused

The test was ordered for only about 8% of patients at high risk for urinary stone recurrence.