stone disease

Gout patients at 60% greater risk for stone diseaseMen and women with gout are at 60% greater risk for nephrolithiasis than adults without gout, according to a study looking at not only the chronic kidney condition’s incidence but also potential risk factors for first-time nephrolithiasis in people with and without gout.
Endourology/Stones: Care utilization for stones growing rapidly in older adultsThe safety and viability of outpatient percutaneous nephrolithotomy and predictors of success after shock wave lithotripsy were among the research highlights in endourology/stones at the AUA annual meeting.
Vibration therapy promising for treating stone fragmentsBadar M. Mian, MD, discusses a recent study about the use of external physical vibration lithecbole for treating residual stones after retrograde intrarenal surgery.
Pain most common reason for post-URS ED visitsAmong ED visits within 30 days of elective ureteroscopy over the 6-month span, pain was the presenting complaint in about 60% of patients, Scott and White Medical Center researchers report.
Lipid metabolism linked to pediatric stone formationThe results could have major diagnostic and treatment implications for pediatric kidney stone patients, a researcher says.
URS and ED risk: Intriguing association
Ureteroscopy may adversely affect erectile functionResults of a retrospective study raise concern that ureteroscopy may adversely affect erectile function.
MRI, ultrasound detect post-burst wave lithotripsy injuryResearchers who are investigating burst-wave lithotripsy, a potential alternative treatment for kidney stones, report that magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound scans hold promise as tools to help scientists analyze related kidney injuries.
Ureteroscopy: Surgeons show techniques, tips in videosIn these videos, high-volume stone surgeons demonstrate novel approaches to classification, visualization, and treatment of stones.
Urology FDA approvals of 2016Urology-related FDA approvals from 2016 encompassed drugs and devices for prostate cancer, renal cell carcinoma, bladder cancer, stone disease, and more.