No significant difference seen for ureteroscopy time or in stone-free rate or complication rates
An antegrade approach is associated with superior stone-free rates, according to a recent meta-analysis.
A high android-to-gynoid fat ratio increases the likelihood for kidney stones, according to an analysis of US population-based data.
Data from real-world practice and a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials concur.
Combination of ultrasonic propulsion and burst wave lithotripsy feasible in awake patients to reposition and break up ureteral stones for passage
Standardizing follow-up after kidney stone treatment may reduce ionizing radiation exposure, identify recurrences earlier, and avoid complications such as urosepsis and chronic kidney disease, according to a European Association of Urology guideline panel.
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.