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The passage rate for ureteral stones less than 9 mm in diameter did not differ significantly between tamsulosin and placebo recipients, study finds.
Uric acid and struvite stones are more likely to recur than calcium oxalate stones, according to a study.
Compared with whites, blacks, and Hispanics, Middle Easterners are more likely to have predominantly calcium oxalate monohydrate stones, but less likely to have hydroxyapatite stones.
Researchers find a higher incidence of clinically diagnosed urinary stones among men receiving testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) vs matched controls not on TRT.
In a study, initial treatment with ketorolac vs an opioid was associated with a shorter stay in the emergency department and lower likelihood of hospital admission.
Both younger age and more recent exposure to some antibiotics were associated with greater risks for kidney stones.
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.
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