Videos demonstrating ureteroscopy techniques, the debate over medical expulsive therapy, and research into ureteroscopy's possible effect on erectile function were among our most-read stone disease articles of 2017. Take a closer look at them here:
This article includes Ureteroscopy: Surgeons show techniques, tips in videos, Medical expulsive therapy or bust?, Endourology/Stones: Care utilization for stones growing rapidly in older adults, Lipid metabolism linked to pediatric stone formation, Ureteroscopy may adversely affect erectile function, and 'Smart’ water bottle may help with stone prevention.
Ureteroscopy: Surgeons show techniques, tips in videos
In these videos, high-volume stone surgeons demonstrate novel approaches to classification, visualization, and treatment of stones. Watch the videos
Medical expulsive therapy or bust?
Whether or not MET is a sound recommendation for patients with kidney or ureteral stones is a matter of debate. Read more
Endourology/Stones: Care utilization for stones growing rapidly in older adults
The safety and viability of outpatient percutaneous nephrolithotomy and predictors of success after shock wave lithotripsy were among the research highlights in endourology/stones at the AUA annual meeting. Read more
Lipid metabolism linked to pediatric stone formation
The recently published results could have major diagnostic and treatment implications for pediatric kidney stone patients, a researcher says. Read more
Ureteroscopy may adversely affect erectile function
Researchers analyzed change in Sexual Health Inventory for Men severity grade for 38 men who had pre- and post-ureteroscopy data. Read more
'Smart’ water bottle may help with stone prevention
The bottle's accuracy in measuring consumption also could aid clinical research, according to a recent study. Read more