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.
In a meta-analysis, stone-free rates were higher after percutaneous nephrolithotomy and retrograde intrarenal surgery than after shock wave lithotripsy for 1 to 2 cm lower pole stones.
Minimally invasive and standard endoscopic combined intrarenal surgery for kidney stones are associated with similar stone-free and perioperative complications rates, a study found.
New findings suggest that it may be possible to direct interventions toward frailty to ameliorate urolithiasis risk in patients with diabetes.
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.
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.