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Technological advances have led to increased application of flexible ureteroscopy.

Water Irrigant Safe in Uncomplicated Ureteroscopy

In a double-blinded study, rates of hyponatremia, hypo-osmolality, and hypothermia did not differ significantly between groups receiving water vs saline irrigation for uncomplicated ureteroscopy.

Kidney Stone Formers Have Worse PCI Outcomes

A history of kidney stones among patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention is associated with higher in-hospital mortality and 1- and 3-year myocardial infarctions risks.
24-Hour Urine Collection for Kidney Stone Prevention

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.
A surgical complication after ureteroscopy resulted in a lawsuit.

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.
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