stone disease

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.
‘Smart’ water bottle may help with stone preventionDespite the excruciating nature of kidney stones, many people can't manage to lower their risk by simply drinking more liquid. Now, a new study finds that one potential tool—a water bottle with a built-in consumption sensor and smartphone link—accurately tracks how much people drink.
Top 10 stone disease articles of 2016A comparison of dusting versus basketing, the question of whether shock wave lithotripsy should be retired, and an expert interview on difficult stones were among the most-read Urology Times articles on stone disease in 2016.