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In a large study, tamsulosin use was not associated with a significant improvement in spontaneous stone passage rates compared with placebo among patients with acute ureteric colic.
Pregnant women with vs without a history of nephrolithiasis are more likely to experience gestational diabetes and preeclampsia.
The increase included both symptomatic and asymptomatic kidney stones
For renal calculi 5 to 20 mm in diameter, treatment with flexible ureterorenoscopy was associated with higher stone-free and freedom from reintervention rates vs ESWL.
Patients with versus without a history of urinary calculi had nearly 2-fold greater odds of bladder cancer, meta-analysis showed.
Alpha blocker treatment resulted in a higher stone expulsion rate versus placebo in patients with distal ureteral stones larger than 5 mm in maximum diameter, study finds.
Complication rates were no higher with point-of-care ultrasound than CT.
Likelihood of stone formation increases with higher calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate relative supersaturation.
Recurrent, but not first-time, symptomatic kidney stone formers are at elevated risk for end-stage renal disease and death.
New study may redefine the "stone belt" in the United States.
Radiation dose area product fell from 318.4 to 6.4 cGy/cm2 over the study period.
However, higher stone-free rates were found with laparoscopic ureterolithotomy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy.
Nephrolithiasis developed in 18,777 healthy men during 1,184,654 person-years of follow-up.
Differences in the effect of heat on evaporative water loss may help explain the disparity in kidney stone risk between men and women.
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