Latest Kidney Stones News
Cleveland Clinic study found a 4-fold greater prevalence of nephrolithiasis among children with asthma compared with the general pediatric population.
Only 1% of patients develop kidney stones after kidney transplantation.
After multivariate adjustment there was no statistically significant association between vitamin D intake and risk of stones in the follow-up study.
Mean levels of total serum testosterone and serum dihydrotestosterone were significantly higher in urolithiasis cases compared with controls.
For every 1 mm increase in stone size, the odds of passage increased by 9.8%.
Studies also link kidney stone development to osteoporosis and proton pump inhibitor use.
New study also finds a reduction in kidney stone risk among individuals with the highest potassium intake.
The presence of a ureteral stone, age less than 30 years, and the need for intravenous narcotics in the emergency department were associated with an emergency department revisit.
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.
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