Kidney Stones

SuperPulsed thulium fiber laser shows several advantages

April 13, 2020

U.S. academic centers using the Soltive SuperPulsed Laser System to treat stones are finding it offers several advantages compared with holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy. But more research comparing the two is needed, according to a presentation at the 2019 World Congress of Endourology in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Pharmacotherapy reduces recurrence risk for aggressive stone disease

February 28, 2020

Pharmacotherapy for reducing risk of stone recurrence is best reserved for patients with more aggressive disease who are at higher risk for another stone-related event, said Brett A. Johnson, MD, at the 2019 World Congress of Endourology and SWL in Abu Dhabi.

Protocol cuts opioid prescribing in stone patients

November 26, 2019

Researchers in Tennessee are finding success with the use of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery pathway that provides standardization for the anesthetic care and postoperative management of patients undergoing ureteroscopy and stent placement with a novel approach that minimizes opioid exposure.