Compared with ureteroscopy for kidney and ureteral stones, shock wave lithotripsy is significantly associated with 20% increased odds of re-treatment, a study found.
The new guidance aims to support urologists and other clinicians in providing evidence-based care to their patients.
Elevated glucose levels, even within the nondiabetic range, are associated with an increased risk of kidney stones in men, but not women, a study found.
In a propensity score matched analysis, patients with a history of acute kidney injury (AKI) had a significant 43% lower risk of kidney stones than those who never experienced AKI.
By watching what they eat and drink, patients can control such common problems as overactive bladder, prostatitis, interstitial cystitis, and chronic kidney disease.
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.