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The researchers found that factors associated with a higher risk of recurrent infections included type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and black ethnicity.
Findings based upon 24 hours versus six days of antibiotics with percutaneous nephrolithotomy
A leading authority on kidney stones proposes that urban "heat islands" may contribute to a growing prevalence of kidney stones.
Patients with distal ureteral stones were 4 times more likely to be stone free if treated in the supine rather than prone position.
Stone-free rate and expulsion time did not differ significantly between alfuzosin and tamsulosin.
Researchers observe greater efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy at 90 rather than 60 pulses per minute.
Study demonstrates a benefit in patients with distal ureteric stones 5-10 mm in diameter.
But whether this could trigger cancer or other health issues remains unclear.
Having sex 3-4 times a week was associated with a significantly greater stone passage rate than tamsulosin or standard medical therapy.
Risk of postoperative complications increased for pediatric patients at non-high volume hospitals.
Unplanned clinical visits 15 times more likely among patients treated more than 45 days after diagnosis.
Patients with kidney or ureteral stones larger than 20 mm are 85% more likely be re-treated those those with stones smaller than 10 mm.
Flexible ureteroscopy achieved a stone-free rate nearly twice as high as that achieved with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.
Study shows no racial disparity in the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Only 50% of patients adhered to their treatment regimen, with adherence rates varying by sex and geographic region.
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