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 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.
New findings show that urinary biochemical composition changes with age.
New study suggests that emergency bedside ultrasound suffices for stones smaller than 6 mm.
Patients treated with percutaneous nephrolithotomy had a 79% increased risk of diabetes compared with those treated with extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy.
The DASH diet might be an effective alternative to the low-oxalate diet.
Study of emergency department visits for renal colic at a New York hospital links the findings to average monthly temperature.