A urologist and others present during the procedure testified that everything was done properly and nothing untoward occurred.
Cross-sectional imaging now substitutes for physical diagnosis in most emergency rooms.
Researchers in China recently reported on a prospective, randomized study comparing the effect of different shock wave delivery rates on outcomes in patients with unilateral kidney stones.
Taiwan study finds a twofold increased risk of upper urinary tract stones in patients suffering from urinary incontinence.
Study found a 27.3% incidence in Caucasians versus 15.5% and 15.1% in African Americans and Hispanics, respectively.
SWL is an independent risk factor for hypertension in patients without CKD.
The two kidney stone treatments are being used with nearly equal frequency.
The amount of activity matters more than the intensity, study finds.
In a study of calcium oxalate stone formers, Oxalobacter formigenes colonization was significantly inversely associated with the number of stone episodes.
HbA1c values of 6.5% or higher are associated with a nearly twofold increased risk.
Reduction in risk occurred regardless of whether the calcium came from dairy or non-dairy sources.
Appointment wait time decreased and number of patients seen per month increased.
Patients with state-assisted insurance are more likely than privately insured patients to form calcium phosphate than calcium oxalate stones.
The trend is due mostly to an increasing incidence of visits by women.
The trend toward increasing use of percutaneous nephrolithotomy is more pronounced among women than men.
Total clearance rate of 81% found in patients with solitary stones.
Users of these supplements had a twofold increased risk compared with nonusers.
Study reveals a 91% jump in emergency department visits for urolithiasis from 1992 to 2009.