Stone disease studies examine multiple causes

April 30, 2013

With rates of stone disease on the rise in the U.S., researchers have turned their attention to possible causes. New research exploring the possible influence of diabetes, diet, and even being a surgeon will be presented at the upcoming AUA annual meeting.

This article is part of the State of Urology 2013

With rates of stone disease on the rise in the U.S., researchers have turned their attention to possible causes. New research exploring the possible influence of diabetes, diet, and even being a surgeon will be presented at the upcoming AUA annual meeting.

Also look for a number of papers on the safety of certain treatment modalities, advises Dean G. Assimos, MD, of the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Below are Dr. Assimos’ top abstract choices for AUA 2013:

1532: Prediction of single procedure success rate using S.T.O.N.E. nephrolithometry surgical classification system with strict criteria for surgical outcome

Arash Akhavein

 

1536: Outcome from Shockwave Lithotripsy to Ureteric Calculi in Patients with High Skin-to-Stone Distance

Sara Ramsey

 

1546: Effects of Holmium:YAG Laser Energy Settings on Fiber Tip Degradation

Zachariah Goldsmith

 

1548: A ureterscopic lithrotrite: in vitro assessment of a novel flexible probe ultrasonic intracorporeal device

Jessica E. Paonessa

 

1554: Determination of Tissue Injury Threshold from Focused Therapeutic Ultrasound

Yak-Nam Wang

 

1810: How much is a kidney worth? Cost-effectiveness of routine imaging after ureteroscopy for prevention of silent obstruction

Tori Sutherland

 

1813: Prospective Evaluation of Refurbished Flexible Ureteroscope Durability Seen in a Large Public Tertiary Care Center with Multiple Surgeons

Robert Carey

 

1816: Expulsive Therapy Versus Early Endoscopic Stone Removal in Acute Renal Colic: A Comparison of Indirect Costs

Casey A. Dauw

 

1978: Mortality after Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy: A Statewide Analysis

Gautam Jayram

 

1980: Low Methodological and Reporting Quality of Randomized Controlled Trials for Devices to Treat Urolithiasis

Peter Zavitsanos

 

1982: To assess the effects of different treatment protocols on the degree of renal injury in patients with renal stones receiving shockwave lithotripsy.

Ye Lu

 

2088: Higher Hemoglobin A1c is associated with a greater likelihood of uric acid stone formation: is control of diabetes important for stone prevention?

Sara Best

 

2090: The Effect of Work Location on Urolithiasis in Health Care Professionals

Brian Linder

 

2092: Dietary Intake of Fiber, Vegetables, and Fruit Decrease the Risk of Incident Kidney Stones in Women: A Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Report

Mathew Sorenson

 

2094: Treatment response in stone patients with gouthy diathesis stratified by Body Mass Index

Gastón Astroza

 

2101: Changing trends in the American diet over the past 38 years correlating to the increased prevalence of kidney stones

Shubha De

 

2245: The impact of obesity of cost and prevalence of urolithiasis

Jodi Antonelli

 

2250: Effects of aminobisphosphonates and thiazides in patients with hypercalciuria, osteopenia/osteoporosis and recurrent renal calcium stones

Clara Lahoz-Garcia