Latest Kidney Stones News
Alpha blocker treatment resulted in a higher stone expulsion rate versus placebo in patients with distal ureteral stones larger than 5 mm in maximum diameter, study finds.
Complication rates were no higher with point-of-care ultrasound than CT.
Likelihood of stone formation increases with higher calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate relative supersaturation.
Recurrent, but not first-time, symptomatic kidney stone formers are at elevated risk for end-stage renal disease and death.
New study may redefine the "stone belt" in the United States.
Radiation dose area product fell from 318.4 to 6.4 cGy/cm2 over the study period.
However, higher stone-free rates were found with laparoscopic ureterolithotomy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy.
Nephrolithiasis developed in 18,777 healthy men during 1,184,654 person-years of follow-up.
Differences in the effect of heat on evaporative water loss may help explain the disparity in kidney stone risk between men and women.
A single-center study found that most staghorn stones have a metabolic composition rather than an infectious cause.
Likelihood of stone passage in patients on medical expulsive therapy is based on variables such as stone size and location and white blood cell count.
Finding could explain the association between obesity and diabetes and the development of kidney stones.
Adult patients with horseshoe kidneys have an estimated kidney stone incidence of 59%.
Whether all recurrent stone formers benefit from 24-hour urine collection has not been established.
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