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Metabolic Syndrome Increases Risk of Kidney Stone Recurrence

Kidney stone recurrence risk increases along with the number of metabolic syndrome components, which include abdominal obesity, hypertension, elevated fasting glucose, low high-density lipoprotein, and elevated triglycerides.
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Kidney Stones Up Kidney Cancer Risk

A history of kidney stones is associated with an increased risk of papillary renal cell carcinoma and upper tract urothelial carcinoma, according to a large prospective study.
Even without antibiotic prophylaxis, SWL patients have an extremely low incidence of UTIs.

No Increased Diabetes Risk Found With SWL

Patients who undergo extracorporealshockwave lithotripsy (SWL) do nothave an increased risk of diabetes mellitus compared those treated withureteroscopy, according the result ofa retrospective study published in BJUInternational. Michael Ordon, MD, of the Universityof Toronto, and colleagues identified106,963 patients who underwent SWLor ureteroscopy from January 1994 toMarch 2014. Patients had a medianfollow-up of 6.6 years: 8.5…

Kidney Stones Linked to Hyponatremia

Development of kidney stones is 6.2-fold more likely among patients with persistent hyponatremia than those without a history of hyponatremia.

Ureteral Wall Thickness Predicts Stone Passage

Low ureteral wall thickness is associated with a greater likelihood of spontaneous passage of ureteral stones 10 mm or smaller in diameter, according to a new study.
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