A comparison of dusting versus basketing, the question of whether shock wave lithotripsy should be retired, and an expert interview on difficult stones were among the most-read Urology Times articles on stone disease in 2016.
A comparison of dusting versus basketing, the question of whether shock wave lithotripsy should be retired, and an expert interview on difficult stones were among the most-read Urology Times articles on stone disease in 2016. Here are the top 10 stone disease articles of 2016 from Urology Times:
Other key stone disease/endourology topics from the 2016 AUA annual meeting included the use of aspirin in percutaneous nephrolithotomy patients as well as the continuing debate over the benefit of medical expulsive therapy. The stone disease/endourology take-home messages were presented by Jodi Antonelli, MD, of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas. Read more
The noninvasive option remains popular with patients despite ureteroscopy's superior outcomes. Read more
Researchers from the Endourology Disease Group for Excellence research consortium compared the techniques in 152 patients at several stone centers. Read more
Trends in percutaneous nephrolithotomy may reflect other stone treatment trends, study authors say. Read more
Two-thirds of patients attending a urology clinic for the management of urolithiasis failed to meet physical activity guidelines. In addition, patients with recent symptomatic urolithiasis were significantly more likely to be current smokers than those without recent symptomatic urolithiasis, according to a study. Read more
Click here for an editorial on this study by Stephen Y. Nakada, MD.
Next: Urinary proteome may hold key to stone prevention
A recent study provides the first comprehensive catalog of urinary calcium oxalate monohydrate binding proteins. Read more
In this interview, Michael Wong, MD, describes difficult stones, discusses the skills and training required to treat them, and outlines the role of different treatment modalities. Read more
Three urologists we spoke to say there is still a role for SWL in treating stones. Read more
Stone disease has become prevalent in children and requires aggressive preventive measures, according to Irene M. McAleer, MD, JD, MBA. Read more
The authors sought to identify factors associated with 30-day emergency department visits and readmission following URSLL. Read more
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