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.
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.
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…
Myocardial infarction following the kidney stone procedure is twice as likely among patients with 3 to 4 components of metabolic syndrome vs no components.
Development of kidney stones is 6.2-fold more likely among patients with persistent hyponatremia than those without a history of hyponatremia.
Percutaneous nephrostomy is associated with better outcomes than retrograde ureteral stent placement in patients with hydronephrosis secondary to ureteric stones.
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.
Recurrent kidney stone formers are at higher risk of end-stage renal disease than patients who form incident symptomatic stones, study finds.
Urinary stone formation in adults increases the odds of asthma by 26%, according to a study.
Solifenacin plus tamsulosin improved all symptoms on the ureteral stent symptom questionnaire.