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Seeking Patient Input for a European Association of Urology Stone Guideline

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Do you live in Europe and have kidney or ureteral stones? The European Association of Urology, the pre-eminent organization for the field of urology in Europe, is developing a new guideline for kidney and ureteral stones. In addition to a rigorous scientific … Continue reading

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Ask KidneyStoners.org: How do I prevent infection related kidney stones?

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March 27, 2012 “I’m a 50 year old woman who was just diagnosed with a 16mm stone in my left kidney.  Ten years ago I had 2 massive (one the size of a grapefruit and the other the size of … Continue reading

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Ask Kidneystoners.org: Should I stop my calcium carbonate vitamin pills?

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In our “Ask KidneyStoners.org” section, we field questions from stone formers or their family members. See previous questions and answers here.   February 4, 2012 Question about calcium supplements “i recently had another small stone that passed easily (thank you, … Continue reading

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New insights into stone formation at the American Urological Association meeting 2011

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  Why do stones form? Oxidative stress was the main topic of conversation at the American Urological Association meeting in Washington DC last week. Investigators from Valhalla NY reported that oxidative stress may facilitate calcium oxalate crystal formation. In turn, … Continue reading

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