stone disease

Best of AUA 2013: Outcomes AnalysisDanil V. Makarov, MD, MHS, presents the take home messages on outcomes analysis.
Soda, punch consumption linked to stone riskConsumption of sugar-sweetened soda and punch is associated with an elevated risk of kidney stone formation, according to a recent study.
Nerve injury during sling procedure prompts suitIn this case, the woman claimed her damages from the negligent nerve injury included pain and weakness in her legs and a second operation to replace the sling.
AUA 2013: Study: Women can take two steps to lower stone riskPostmenopausal women may reduce their risk of incident kidney stone disease by engaging in physical activity and avoiding excessive caloric intake, analyses of data collected in the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study show.
Stone disease studies examine multiple causesWith rates of stone disease on the rise in the U.S., researchers have turned their attention to possible causes. New research exploring the possible influence of diabetes, diet, and even being a surgeon will be presented at the upcoming AUA annual meeting.
Minimally invasive approaches grow in pediatric urologyAs in adult urology, minimally invasive approaches continue to grow in pediatric urology, which is reflected in the research being presented at this year’s AUA annual meeting.
Why shared appointments may benefit stone patientsShared medical appointments for kidney stone patients are more beneficial than individual appointments, according to researchers from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison.
ER costs for treating stones, UTI vary widelyA recent study highlights huge price swings in patient charges for the 10 most common outpatient conditions—including kidney stones and urinary tract infection—in emergency rooms across the country.
Prevention of nephrolithiasis: Holes in the evidenceWhile clinicians have been combating kidney stones for centuries, their knowledge about the best ways to prevent nephrolithiasis recurrence remains limited, a new review of existing research reveals.
Calcium, uric acid excretion reduced by desert exposureExposure to a desert environment increases lithogenic risk, but the effect is the result of unanticipated changes in excretion of lithogenic material, according to a recent study.