The AUA recently released its first guidelines for the medical management of kidney stone disease.
Climate change could be associated with an increase in the incidence of kidney stones.
Hounsfield units and stone size predict a patient's odds that shock wave lithotripsy will completely clear kidney or ureteral stones.
Most stones patients do not need additional imaging with computed tomography, study finds.
A study revealed an increased risk of chronic kidney disease in patients with a cumulative stone size less than 20 mm.
Women and patients with a high comorbidity burden and complex kidney stones are at higher risk of serious adverse events.
Study also shows that hypocitraturia is more common in patients with multiple rather than single stones.
Guidelines developed for diagnosis and evaluation, prevention, and follow-up.
It also may provide an alternative to conventional fluoroscopy in guiding ureteroscopy for ureteral stones.
A history of nephrolithiasis was associated with a nearly 2-fold increased odds of chronic kidney disease in women.
Researchers found increasing use of ureteroscopy and decreasing use of shock wave lithotripsy.
Stones are associated with an increased risk of CVD, including coronary heart disease.
Higher intake of dietary fiber, fruits, and vegetables each is associated with a decreased kidney stone risk in postmenopausal women.
At its annual meeting, the American Urological Association provided details of its first guidelines for the medical management of urolithiasis.
In a study, the re-intervention rate was 11% for patients treated with shock wave lithotripsy versus 0.2% of those who had ureteroscopy.
It achieved a stone-free rate of 95% in patients with stones smaller than 2 cm.