Top 10 stone disease articles of 2016

January 25, 2017

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:

Stone Disease: New AUA guide discusses SWL vs. URS

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

Shock wave lithotripsy: Down, but not out

The noninvasive option remains popular with patients despite ureteroscopy's superior outcomes. Read more

Dusting vs. basketing: Which method is better?

Researchers from the Endourology Disease Group for Excellence research consortium compared the techniques in 152 patients at several stone centers. Read more

Data reveal big changes in PCNL use in U.S.

Trends in percutaneous nephrolithotomy may reflect other stone treatment trends, study authors say. Read more

Smoking associated with greater risk of urolithiasis

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

 

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

Difficult stones present treatment, training challenges

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

Do you think shock wave lithotripsy should be retired?

Three urologists we spoke to say there is still a role for SWL in treating stones. Read more

Pediatric urolithiasis: Update and practical pointers

Stone disease has become prevalent in children and requires aggressive preventive measures, according to Irene M. McAleer, MD, JD, MBA. Read more

What drives unplanned returns post-URS lithotripsy?

The authors sought to identify factors associated with 30-day emergency department visits and readmission following URSLL. Read more

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