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Kidney Stones Linked to High Animal Protein Intake

Compared with the lowest quintiles of total animal protein intake and non-dairy animal protein intake, the highest quintiles were associated with a 16% and 14% increased risks of kidney stone formation, respectively, a study found. Findings are consistent with previous studies.
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Ureteral Access Sheath During Ureteroscopic Stone Removal Safe

In a single institution series, no intraoperative complications occurred when a ureteral access sheath (UAS) was using during flexible ureteroscopy for stone removal and the stone-free rate was similar to that achieved when a UAS was not used.