Upper tract stone management: URS usage up, ESWL downMay 17th 2014
A study of contemporary trends in the management of upper tract calculi shows the approach to treatment is influenced by several provider-specific attributes and identifies a steady shift toward increasing use of ureteroscopy.
How to use CPT 52356 for removing multiple stonesMay 14th 2014
In this edition of "Coding Q&A," Ray Painter, MD, and Mark Painter also discuss the use of the –59 modifier when instilling mitomycin after TURBT, and whether you can charge for a establishing a treatment on the same day for a patient on whom you have just performed a cystoscopy.
How to prevent stone formation in patients with metabolic syndromeMay 7th 2014
This article examines the relationship between the metabolic syndrome and kidney stone disease. We explain elements of the metabolic workup and practical strategies for prevention and management of stones in patients with the metabolic syndrome.
Stone research indicates URS over ESWL trend continuingApril 17th 2014
At the 2012 AUA annual meeting, researchers reported that ureteroscopy had overtaken extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) as the treatment of choice for kidney stones. Look for research at the 2014 meeting showing that trend is ongoing.
AUA Exhibit Hall Highlights: Orlando 2014April 2nd 2014
This guide features products and services from manufacturers that are exhibiting at the AUA annual meeting in Orlando. Exhibit hall booth numbers have been included so that you can search for product demonstrations and exhibits that are of particular interest to you.
Physical activity may reduce women’s stone riskDecember 18th 2013
Postmenopausal women may reduce their risk of incident kidney stone disease by engaging in even mild physical activity and avoiding excessive caloric intake, analyses of data collected in the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Observational Study show.
High HgbA1c levels, caloric intake boost stone riskDecember 18th 2013
Two separate studies provide insight into a pair of factors-diabetes and changes in the American diet-that may boost the risk of kidney stone formation, including the formation of certain stone subtypes. A third study, meanwhile, suggests that medical professionals who work in operating rooms face a higher risk of stones, possibly because of high stress and low fluid intake.
New Urology Products and Services November 2013October 29th 2013
The latest products and services from SuperSonic Imagine, Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, VIVUS, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Buffalo Filter, KRS Global Biotechnology, Demos Health, and Ethicon Endo-Surgery.
Ureteroscopy vs. shock wave lithotripsy: Advances spell positive future for bothOctober 3rd 2013
In this interview, Brian R. Matlaga, MD, MPH, discusses factors to consider in the decision to utilize ureteroscopy versus shock wave lithotripsy, how to counsel patients on the optimal approach, how to minimize the morbidity of each modality, and why younger urologists are more likely to perform ureteroscopy.
Kidney stone risk, related ED visits rising in womenSeptember 3rd 2013
The risk of women developing kidney stones is rising, as is the number of cases being seen in U.S. emergency departments, while the rate of hospitalization for the disorder has remained stable, recent study findings indicate.
Kidney stones linked to heart disease risk in womenJuly 29th 2013
An analysis of data from three studies that involved a total of more than 240,000 participants found that a self-reported history of kidney stones was associated with a statistically significant increased risk of coronary heart disease among women.