According to the EDGE Research consortium, both techniques should be in the armamentarium of the urologist.
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.
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.
Likelihood of stone formation increases with higher calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate relative supersaturation.