Comprehensive morpho-constitutional analysis of urinary stones improves etiological diagnosis and therapeutic strategy of nephrolithiasis

… A more comprehensive method combining careful morphologic examination of the surface and the section of stones with detailed FTIR analysis of the nature, location, crystalline phases and a respective proportion of stone constituents, therefore termed ‘morphoconstitutional’ analysis, as used in our laboratory for four decades provides more complete etiologic information. In common idiopathic CaOx … Leggi tutto

LITHORISK.COM: the novel version of a software for calculating and visualizing the risk of renal stone

Estimation of state of saturation with stone-forming salt represents a reliable tool to assess the overall risk. The available methods are based on computer-assisted ab initio calculations. Our earlier method URSUS was subsequently substituted by Lithorisk®, a software including visualization of risk profiles…  After digiting input variables (urea and creatinine also included) in a fixed … Leggi tutto

Kidney Stone Academy

Un corso on line, oramai non più FAD, sulla Fisiopatologia della Calcolosi Renale. GLi AA sono la sicurezza che il corso vale assolutamente la pena di essere visto. Marco Lombardi

ABC’s of medical management of STONES.

This publication is printed and distributed  for educational purposes by  MISSION PHARMACAL COMPANY  San Antonio, TX 78230-1355 Acknowledgment is made to  the following people for expert guidance  on the development of this booklet 0 0 0 0

Retention and growth of urinary stones: insights from imaging

Recent work in nephrolithiasis has benefited from 2 special kinds of imaging: endoscopic study of patient kidneys with high-quality instruments, and examination of stones with microscopic computed tomography (micro CT). The combination of these has provided new evidence that there is more than 1 mechanism by which stones are retained in the kidney until they … Leggi tutto

Distal renal tubular acidosis: ERKNet/ESPN clinical practice points

Distal renal tubular acidosis (dRTA) is characterized by an impaired ability of the distal tubule to excrete acid, leading to metabolic acidosis. Associated complications include bone disease, growth failure, urolithiasis and hypokalaemia. Due to its rarity, there is limited evidence to guide diagnosis and management; however, available data strongly suggest that metabolic control of the … Leggi tutto

Metabolic Evaluation and Recurrence Prevention for Urinary Stone Patients: EAU Guidelines

Context: An optimum metabolic evaluation strategy for urinary stone patients has not been clearly defined. Objective: To evaluate the optimum strategy for metabolic stone evaluation and management to prevent recurrent urinary stones. Evidence acquisition: Several databases were searched to identify studies on the metabolic evaluation and prevention of stone recurrence in urolithiasis patients. Special interest … Leggi tutto