From 2004 to 2014, the annual number of cases of ureteroscopy increased significantly from 9601 to 12,087.
The following article features coverage from the American Urological Association (AUA) 2019 meeting. Click here to read more of Renal & Urology News’ conference coverage. CHICAGO—Most kidney stone-related malpractice suits end in a verdict in favor of the physician or a hospital, even after appeal, investigators reported at the 2019 American Urological Association annual meeting.…
Annual stone incidence increased from 0.6% in 2005 to 0.9% in 2015.
New findings show substantial potential for reducing radiation exposure to patients by using ultrasound first in the diagnostic workup for suspected stones.
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.