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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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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.

Preoperative Factors Predict Major PCNL Complications

Preoperative Factors Predict Major PCNL Complications

Women and patients with a high comorbidity burden and complex kidney stones are at higher risk of serious adverse events.

Patients with Multiple Stones At Higher Risk of Recurrent Stones

Patients with Multiple Stones At Higher Risk of Recurrent Stones

Study also shows that hypocitraturia is more common in patients with multiple rather than single stones.

Kidney Stone Management Guidelines Issued

Kidney Stone Management Guidelines Issued

Guidelines developed for diagnosis and evaluation, prevention, and follow-up.

Ultrasound Effective for Detecting Kidney Stones

Ultrasound Effective for Detecting Kidney Stones

It also may provide an alternative to conventional fluoroscopy in guiding ureteroscopy for ureteral stones.

Chronic Kidney Disease Linked to Kidney Stones

Chronic Kidney Disease Linked to Kidney Stones

A history of nephrolithiasis was associated with a nearly 2-fold increased odds of chronic kidney disease in women.

Ureteroscopy Use for Stones Increasing

Ureteroscopy Use for Stones Increasing

Researchers found increasing use of ureteroscopy and decreasing use of shock wave lithotripsy.

Kidney Stones Raise Cardiac Disease Risk

Kidney Stones Raise Cardiac Disease Risk

Stones are associated with an increased risk of CVD, including coronary heart disease.

Healthier Diet Lowers Stone Risk in Women

Healthier Diet Lowers Stone Risk in Women

Higher intake of dietary fiber, fruits, and vegetables each is associated with a decreased kidney stone risk in postmenopausal women.

AUA Kidney Stone Guidelines Unveiled

AUA Kidney Stone Guidelines Unveiled

At its annual meeting, the American Urological Association provided details of its first guidelines for the medical management of urolithiasis.

Repeat Stone Treatment More Likely After SWL

Repeat Stone Treatment More Likely After SWL

In a study, the re-intervention rate was 11% for patients treated with shock wave lithotripsy versus 0.2% of those who had ureteroscopy.

Flexible Ureteroscopy May Be Suitable for Proximal Ureteral Stones

Flexible Ureteroscopy May Be Suitable for Proximal Ureteral Stones

It achieved a stone-free rate of 95% in patients with stones smaller than 2 cm.