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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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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.

Higher Kidney Stone Incidence Potentially Linked to Climate Change

Higher Kidney Stone Incidence Potentially Linked to Climate Change

Climate change could be associated with an increase in the incidence of kidney stones.

Kidney Stone Treatment Success Predictors Identified

Kidney Stone Treatment Success Predictors Identified

Hounsfield units and stone size predict a patient's odds that shock wave lithotripsy will completely clear kidney or ureteral stones.

Initial Ultrasound Suffices for Most Emergency Kidney Stone Cases

Initial Ultrasound Suffices for Most Emergency Kidney Stone Cases

Most stones patients do not need additional imaging with computed tomography, study finds.

Kidney Stone Burden Predicts Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Risk

Kidney Stone Burden Predicts Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Risk

A study revealed an increased risk of chronic kidney disease in patients with a cumulative stone size less than 20 mm.