The AUA recently released its first guidelines for the medical management of kidney stone disease.
Jonathan Harper, MD, of the UW School of Medicine in Seattle, explains his "Rolling Stones" concept as a feasible office procedure.
A study revealed an increased risk of chronic kidney disease in patients with a cumulative stone size less than 20 mm.
Women and patients with a high comorbidity burden and complex kidney stones are at higher risk of serious adverse events.
Study also shows that hypocitraturia is more common in patients with multiple rather than single stones.
Guidelines developed for diagnosis and evaluation, prevention, and follow-up.
It also may provide an alternative to conventional fluoroscopy in guiding ureteroscopy for ureteral stones.
A history of nephrolithiasis was associated with a nearly 2-fold increased odds of chronic kidney disease in women.
Researchers found increasing use of ureteroscopy and decreasing use of shock wave lithotripsy.
Stones are associated with an increased risk of CVD, including coronary heart disease.
Higher intake of dietary fiber, fruits, and vegetables each is associated with a decreased kidney stone risk in postmenopausal women.
At its annual meeting, the American Urological Association provided details of its first guidelines for the medical management of urolithiasis.
In a study, the re-intervention rate was 11% for patients treated with shock wave lithotripsy versus 0.2% of those who had ureteroscopy.
It achieved a stone-free rate of 95% in patients with stones smaller than 2 cm.
A higher rate of distal ureteral stone clearance was observed with a dual regimen of tamsulosin and prednisone than with either drug alone.
Adjuvant treatment with the medication was associated with higher clearance rates for upper urinary tract stones.
Study reveals that 1 in 7 patients present to an emergency department or are hospitalized after a procedure.