Kidney Stone Procedure May Up Diabetes Risk
Patients treated with PCNL had a 79% increased risk of diabetes.
A team led by Herng-Ching Lin, PhD, of Taipei Medical University in Taiwan, studied 3,344 patients with nephrolithiasis and compared the 304 patients who underwent PCNL with the 3,040 did not. During a five-year follow-up period, the PCNL-treated patients had a nearly twofold increased risk of being diagnosed with diabetes mellitus compared with the non-PCNL group after adjusting for confounders, the researchers reported online ahead of print in the International Journal of Urology.
In addition, PCNL was associated with a 79% and 71% increased risk of a diabetes mellitus diagnosis compared with extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy and endoscopic intervention, respectively.