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Serum uric acid levels of 10 mg/dL or higher are associated with an increased risk for nephrolithiasis.
Compared with computed tomography, ultrasonography demonstrated low sensitivity and overestimated the stones 10 mm or less in size.
24% of patients were prescribed narcotics by more than one provider after surgery
Findings in percutaneous nephrolithotomy patients; gram-positive organisms predominate.
Researchers suggest it might offer alternative to current treatment that has side effects.
Decreasing salt intake could decrease the risk of recurrent kidney stones.
A higher allopurinol dose was protective against renal failure in elderly allopurinol recipients.
Researchers find an increased risk for elevated serum creatinine, but not chronic kidney disease or all-cause mortality.
Technique could reduce the need for ureteral access sheaths.
Use of the lipid-lowering drugs is associated with 43% and 47% decreased odds of new stones in recurrent stone formers and stone naïve patients.
PCNL procedure rate nearly doubles over a 2-decade period, study finds.
Findings among patients undergoing ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy.
Pain episodes and need for adjuvant intervention decreased, but the alpha blocker did not improve renal stone clearance rates.
Patients treated with medical expulsive therapy achieve spontaneous passage more quickly.
The phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitor, sildenafil, improved passage of distal ureteric stones 5-10 mm in diameter.
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