A study found that 6.2% of opioid-naïve patients became persistent users of opioids following ureteroscopy for upper tract stones.
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.
Study reveals up to a 12-fold difference between hospital referral regions in the use of shock wave lithotripsy to the treatment of Medicare beneficiaries with kidney stones.
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.
Female sex, prior urinary tract infection, and longer operative time are associated with increased odds of UTI following flexible ureteroscopy, a study found.
Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) and ureteroscopy are associated with similar stone clearance rates in children, but morbidity is less with SWL, according to a new study.
A recently published report describes the case of a 33-year-old female patient with HIV who experienced ritonavir-induced nephrolithiasis 2 years after discontinuing the medication.
2006 to 2014 saw more than doubling in the use of CTAP in the ED, with considerable geographic variation
A new enteric-coated formulation of Thiola has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the prevention of cystine stone formation.
Patients with high-risk stones wider than 7.0 mm or wider than 5 mm located in the proximal-middle ureter should be offered early surgery, according to researchers.