Kidney stone prevalence has been on the rise for decades, but kidney stone specialists predict higher worldwide temperatures brought on by human activity will exacerbate the trend.
Review authors concluded that urinary tract infection and kidney stone disease are “reciprocally causal.”
Acupuncture can be considered an optional adjunctive pain treatment for acute renal colic, according to investigators.
Current guidelines do not adequately address removal of small, asymptomatic kidney stones, leaving the decision to surgeons.
A shift to less invasive management of ureteric stones during the COVID-19 pandemic did not adversely affect the treatment success rate, according to a study conducted in the United Kingdom.
Patients with stones smaller than 7 mm are more likely have a successful treatment than those with larger stones, investigators concluded.
A recent study may support use of tamsulosin as medical expulsion therapy following shockwave lithotripsy.
The increased risk for several urinary tract problems among women diagnosed with endometrial cancer varies by age and race or ethnicity, a study found.
Quick discharge of residual stones from the urinary tract is warranted after lithotripsy.
Efforts to reduce obesity may cut the prevalence of these urological conditions.