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 years inthe SWL group and 5.6 years in theureteroscopy group. On multivariableanalysis, the investigators found noelevated risk of diabetes mellitus inthe SWL patients.

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