The risk for a first-time symptomatic kidney stone begins to increase in the second trimester and peaks 0 to 3 months after delivery, a study found.
Urologist-gained renal access for percutaneous nephrolithotomy is associated with significantly lower 90-day rates of hospital readmission and blood transfusion compared with radiologist-gained access, a study found.
More than 450 medical device reports of patient infections, potential contamination recorded from Jan. 1, 2017, to Feb. 20, 2021
Oral sodium bicarbonate therapy given to patients with chronic kidney disease increases urinary pH but also increases urinary citrate levels, which may mitigate the risk for calcium phosphate stone formation.
Kidney stones were associated with different degrees of risk for ischemic than hemorrhagic stroke, according to a recent meta-analysis.
Bone loss in patients with kidney stone disease, particularly in men, has been underappreciated in clinical practice, according to investigators.
Patients with kidney stones who visited both a nephrologist and a urologist had a 6.6-fold higher likelihood of receiving testing for primary hyperparathyroidism, according to a study of veterans.
Tolvaptan improves the urinary lithogenic risk profile of patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, according to researchers.
Compared with ureteroscopy for kidney and ureteral stones, shock wave lithotripsy is significantly associated with 20% increased odds of re-treatment, a study found.
The new guidance aims to support urologists and other clinicians in providing evidence-based care to their patients.