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Upping Shock Wave Frequency Improves Ureteral Stone Clearance

Upping Shock Wave Frequency Improves Ureteral Stone Clearance

Researchers observe greater efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy at 90 rather than 60 pulses per minute.

Tamsulosin Improves Passage of Large Ureteric Stones

Tamsulosin Improves Passage of Large Ureteric Stones

Study demonstrates a benefit in patients with distal ureteric stones 5-10 mm in diameter.

Radiation from CT Scans Damages Cells

Radiation from CT Scans Damages Cells

But whether this could trigger cancer or other health issues remains unclear.

Sexual Intercourse May Clear Distal Ureteral Stones

Sexual Intercourse May Clear Distal Ureteral Stones

Having sex 3-4 times a week was associated with a significantly greater stone passage rate than tamsulosin or standard medical therapy.

Hospital Volume Impacts Post-Op Urologic Complications in Children

Hospital Volume Impacts Post-Op Urologic Complications in Children

Risk of postoperative complications increased for pediatric patients at non-high volume hospitals.

Delayed Stone Treatment Increases Morbidity

Delayed Stone Treatment Increases Morbidity

Unplanned clinical visits 15 times more likely among patients treated more than 45 days after diagnosis.

Larger Stones Hike Re-treatment Risk After Shock Wave Lithotripsy

Larger Stones Hike Re-treatment Risk After Shock Wave Lithotripsy

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 May Beat ESWL for Pediatric Stone Patients

Flexible Ureteroscopy May Beat ESWL for Pediatric Stone Patients

Flexible ureteroscopy achieved a stone-free rate nearly twice as high as that achieved with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Non-Whites Less Likely to Receive Narcotics for Stone Pain

Non-Whites Less Likely to Receive Narcotics for Stone Pain

Study shows no racial disparity in the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Kidney Stone Medication Adherence Rates Low

Kidney Stone Medication Adherence Rates Low

Only 50% of patients adhered to their treatment regimen, with adherence rates varying by sex and geographic region.

Gout Patients Commonly Develop CKD and Stones

Gout Patients Commonly Develop CKD and Stones

Guidelines currently don't recognize gout as a risk factor for CKD and nephrolithiasis.

High Fluid Intake Lowers Kidney Stone Risk

High Fluid Intake Lowers Kidney Stone Risk

Meta-analysis finds a reduction in the risk of incident and recurrent kidney stones.

Kidney Stones Often Prompt Second ER Visit

Kidney Stones Often Prompt Second ER Visit

Among more than 128,000 patients discharged from emergency care, 11% had at least 1 additional emergency visit for kidney stone treatment.

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.

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