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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.
Guidelines currently don't recognize gout as a risk factor for CKD and nephrolithiasis.
Meta-analysis finds a reduction in the risk of incident and recurrent kidney stones.
Among more than 128,000 patients discharged from emergency care, 11% had at least 1 additional emergency visit for kidney stone treatment.
They are more likely to have urinary tract infections and sepsis than urinary stone formers without inflammatory bowel disease.
The rate of stone passage was about 23% higher with silodosin compared with placebo.
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