Assessing the risk of incident hypertension and chronic kidney disease after exposure to shock wave lithotripsy and ureteroscopy

In this study we sought to determine if among individuals with urolithiasis, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) and ureteroscopy are associated with a higher risk of incident arterial hypertension (HTN) and/or chronic kidney disease (CKD). This was measured in a population-based retrospective study of 11,570 participants with incident urolithiasis and 127,464 without urolithiasis in The … Leggi tutto

Percutaneous and Transureteral Biopsies of Renal Papillae: Safe and Appropriate Procedures for In Vivo Histologic Analysis in Stone Formers

 According to the Randall plaque theory, urinary crystals may attach to focal interstitial deposits of calcium phosphate (CaP), localized in the tip of the renal papillae. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of papillary biopsy, performed during ureterorenoscopy (URS) or percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), to obtain, in 0

Meeting report of the “Symposium on kidney stones and mineral metabolism: calcium kidney stones in 2017”

A symposium on kidney stones and mineral metabolism held on December 2017 in Brussels, Belgium was the first international multidisciplinary conference of the International Collaborative Network on Kidney Stones and Mineral Metabolism. This meeting addressed epidemiology, underlying pathophysiological mechanisms, genetics, pathological, as well as clinical and research topics. The participants included clinicians and recognized experts … Leggi tutto