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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.
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is associated with a 73% increased pooled RR of kidney stones.
Compliant patients have fewer ER visits, hospitalizations, stone disease surgeries.
SWL treatment success rate was 70.4% and 53.1% for stones less than 15 mm and 15 mm or larger, respectively.
Researchers also report growing number of cases among women and children.
Study shows that it increases urine volume and decreases supersaturation with stone-forming calcium salts.
Elevated risk observed with total and supplemental, but not dietary, vitamin C intake.
The researchers found that factors associated with a higher risk of recurrent infections included type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and black ethnicity.
Findings based upon 24 hours versus six days of antibiotics with percutaneous nephrolithotomy
A leading authority on kidney stones proposes that urban "heat islands" may contribute to a growing prevalence of kidney stones.
Patients with distal ureteral stones were 4 times more likely to be stone free if treated in the supine rather than prone position.
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