Flexible ureterorenoscopy (f-URS) is safe and effective for removing kidney stones in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), researchers reported online ahead of print in Urology.

Emrah Yuruk, MD of Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey, and colleagues studied 149 patients who underwent f-URS for kidney stones: 62 patients with CKD stage 3 or higher and 87 without CKD who served as a control group.

The groups had similar peri- and postoperative complication rates. At the third post-operative month, the stone-free rate in patients with and without CKD was 87.1% and 86.2%, respectively, a non-significant difference. In 13 CKD patients, the CKD stage shifted from stage 3 to stage 2.

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