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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.
New finding may explain reported associations between nephrolithiasis and cardiovascular disease.
Kidney stone patients might need closer monitoring for further signs of pending cardiovascular issues.
Positive stone cultures increase the odds of sepsis after percutaneous nephrolithotomy by nearly 7-fold.
Study finds no significantly elevated risk of coronary heart disease among men with a history of kidney stones.
Findings only in women without history of stones; no effect on reducing recurrent risk
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- Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- Contrast Nephropathy
- Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
- Diabetic Nephropathy
- End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
- Lupus Nephritis
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (SHPT)