stone disease

Flexible URS found safe, effective in stones <2 cmFlexible ureteroscopy is a safe and highly effective approach for treating proximal ureteral stones measuring <2 cm, according to the findings of a multi-institutional, prospective clinical trial.
Ureteroscopy increasingly used for pediatric stonesUreteroscopy is being increasingly used for surgical management of nephrolithiasis in pediatric patients, and that trend appears to be associated with cost benefits, a recent study indicates.
Study: URS found superior to SWL in stones <1.5 cmIn renal stones smaller than 1.5 cm diameter, ureteroscopic lithotripsy (URS) is associated with superior stone-free rates compared with shock wave lithotripsy (SWL), according to a recent study.
Attention thought leaders: How is new-onset flank pain evaluated?In this blog post, Henry Rosevear, MD, challenges thought leaders to offer guidance on the proper radiographic evaluation of new-onset colicky flank pain.
Urologist self-referral increases likelihood of CT, ESWLA review of initial surgical management for patients with urolithiasis has identified an association between urologist self-referral and an increased likelihood of undergoing computed tomography imaging and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) compared with non-self-referring physicians.
Ultrasound stone repositioning found safe, effectivePropulsion with low-intensity ultrasound is showing promise as a safe and effective method for noninvasive repositioning of kidney stones, according to the findings of a first human feasibility study being conducted by researchers at the University of Washington, Seattle.
Fluids, meds highlight ACP stone prevention guideIndividuals with a history of kidney stones should increase their fluid intake to achieve at least 2 liters of urine per day to prevent recurrence, and if this fails, treatment with a thiazide diuretic, citrate, or allopurinol is recommended, according to a new clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians.
How do you manage large kidney and ureteral stones?Urologists across the country describe treatment options for large kidney and ureteral stones.
Study: Ultrasound over CT for initial stone DxUltrasound should be the initial diagnostic imaging test utilized for diagnosing kidney stones in order to reduce the higher radiation exposure associated with computed tomography, say the authors of a recent study.
Study: Ultrasound over CT for initial stone DxUltrasound should be the initial diagnostic imaging test utilized for diagnosing kidney stones in order to reduce the higher radiation exposure associated with computed tomography, say the authors of a recent study.