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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.

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Urinary Stone Complication Risk Higher in IBD Sufferers

Urinary Stone Complication Risk Higher in IBD Sufferers

They are more likely to have urinary tract infections and sepsis than urinary stone formers without inflammatory bowel disease.

Silodosin May Ease Passage of Distal Ureteral Stones

Silodosin May Ease Passage of Distal Ureteral Stones

The rate of stone passage was about 23% higher with silodosin compared with placebo.

Kidney Stone Formers Have Worse Vascular Calcification, BMD

Kidney Stone Formers Have Worse Vascular Calcification, BMD

New finding may explain reported associations between nephrolithiasis and cardiovascular disease.

Kidney Stones and CVD Linked by Calcium Deposits

Kidney Stones and CVD Linked by Calcium Deposits

Kidney stone patients might need closer monitoring for further signs of pending cardiovascular issues.

Infected Kidney Stones Raise Post-Op Sepsis Risk

Infected Kidney Stones Raise Post-Op Sepsis Risk

Positive stone cultures increase the odds of sepsis after percutaneous nephrolithotomy by nearly 7-fold.

CHD Risk Greater in Women with Kidney Stones

CHD Risk Greater in Women with Kidney Stones

Study finds no significantly elevated risk of coronary heart disease among men with a history of kidney stones.

Dietary Fiber Linked to Lower Risk of Kidney Stones

Dietary Fiber Linked to Lower Risk of Kidney Stones

Findings only in women without history of stones; no effect on reducing recurrent risk

Thiazide for Kidney Stones Doesn't Boost Diabetes Risk

Thiazide for Kidney Stones Doesn't Boost Diabetes Risk

After multivariate adjustment, risk of diabetes did not increase with Thiazide prophylaxis for nephrolithiasis.

Kidney Cancer Linked to Kidney Stones

Kidney Cancer Linked to Kidney Stones

Meta-analysis reveals a significantly increased risk of kidney stones only in male patients with kidney cancer.

ACP Issues New Guideline to Prevent Recurrent Kidney Stones

ACP Issues New Guideline to Prevent Recurrent Kidney Stones

Recommendations to prevent recurrent kidney stones include increased fluid intake to achieve a urine output of at least 2 liters per day.

Bariatric Surgery Ups Kidney Stone Rates

Bariatric Surgery Ups Kidney Stone Rates

During 6 years of follow-up, new stone formation increased significantly in the surgery patients.

Stone Removal by f-URS Okay for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Stone Removal by f-URS Okay for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Flexible ureterorenoscopy (f-URS) is safe and effective for removing kidney stones in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Kidney Stone Risk Rises with Higher Temperature

Kidney Stone Risk Rises with Higher Temperature

Higher daily mean temperatures are associated with an increased incidence of kidney stones.

Genetic Link in Kidney Stones Identified

Genetic Link in Kidney Stones Identified

Kidney stones may have a possible genetic link that can assist patients in acquiring a more specific diagnosis and treatment.

Kidney Stone Formers Face Higher Fracture Risk

Kidney Stone Formers Face Higher Fracture Risk

Fracture risk after urolithiasis highest among males aged 10 to 19 years and females aged 30 to 39 years.