• linkedin
  • Increase Font
  • Sharebar

    Stone patients are poorly adherent with medical prophylaxis

    Only 50% of 22,000-patient cohort adherent to regimen, data indicate


    “Reasons to explain the very low adherence to citrate include the dosing frequency of a citrate supplementation regimen, its side effects, and cost. These findings highlight a potential barrier faced by providers who care for patients with hypocitraturia and low urine pH,” Dr. Hollingsworth said.

    The investigators noted their study has limitations. Its use of a convenience sample limits the ability to generalize the results. In addition, there is the potential for misclassification bias since it cannot be excluded that the investigated medications were prescribed for some other indication.

    Importantly, while the study identified a problem with adherence, it did not investigate its consequences on clinical outcomes.

    “Now we are actively investigating the impact that non-adherence has on outcome measures, including hospital admissions, emergency department visits, and stone-directed surgery among others,” Dr. Hollingsworth said.

    More from Urology Times

    USPSTF guide's impact: The jury is still out

    After a patient fall: How to save your back

    House votes to repeal Medicare pay panel


    Subscribe to Urology Times to get monthly news from the leading news source for urologists.


    You must be signed in to leave a comment. Registering is fast and free!

    All comments must follow the ModernMedicine Network community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated. ModernMedicine reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part,in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

    • No comments available