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Ureteral Stone Treatments Comparable

Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) and ureteroscopy are both safe and effective for removing ureteral stones, and neither is clearly superior to the other, according to a meta-analysis of randomized controlled studies.

Renal Stones Linked to Migraine Drug

Topiramate (Topamax), a drug for epileptic seizures and migraine headaches, may cause systemic metabolic acidosis, lower urinary citrate excretion, and raise urinary pH if used long-term, data suggest. The side effects could significantly increase the likelihood of calcium phosphate stones, investigators warn.

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