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    Top 6 stone disease articles of 2017

    Videos demonstrating ureteroscopy techniques, the debate over medical expulsive therapy, and research into ureteroscopy's possible effect on erectile function were among our most-read stone disease articles of 2017. Take a closer look at them here:

    Ureteroscopy: Surgeons show techniques, tips in videos

    In these videos, high-volume stone surgeons demonstrate novel approaches to classification, visualization, and treatment of stones. Watch the videos

    Medical expulsive therapy or bust?

    Whether or not MET is a sound recommendation for patients with kidney or ureteral stones is a matter of debate. Read more

    Endourology/Stones: Care utilization for stones growing rapidly in older adults

    The 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. Read more

    Lipid metabolism linked to pediatric stone formation

    The recently published results could have major diagnostic and treatment implications for pediatric kidney stone patients, a researcher says. Read more

    Ureteroscopy may adversely affect erectile function

    Researchers analyzed change in Sexual Health Inventory for Men severity grade for 38 men who had pre- and post-ureteroscopy data. Read more

    ‘Smart’ water bottle may help with stone prevention

    The bottle's accuracy in measuring consumption also could aid clinical research, according to a recent study. Read more

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