Seeking Patient Input for a European Association of Urology Stone Guideline

European Association of Urology GuidelinesDo 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 review process for development of the guideline,  they are interested in a patient’s perspective and are seeking volunteer patient reviewers.

Prospective reviewers should be able to read and write English fluently and will be asked to review the draft document and submit a review with comments. Reviewers should also be prepared to dedicate some time and effort as the document is a long one, 55 pages including 9 large figures. If you are interested in contributing, please send an email to ask@kidneystoners.org with your name, age, country of residence, stone history, and preferred email address. We will then forward your info to Karin Plass at the European Association of Urology Guidelines Office who will provide prospective reviewers with additional instructions.

This is a great opportunity to provide your valuable perspective in the care of kidney stones and we look forward to hearing from you!

About Dr. Mike Nguyen

Mike M Nguyen, MD, MPH, is a urologist and an Associate Professor of Clinical Urology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC in Los Angeles, CA. He specializes in the treatment of kidney stones with both surgery and dietary prevention and the in the treatment of kidney and prostate cancer using the latest robotic surgical approaches. He sees patients at clinics located in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and La Canada, CA. He is the founder of the www.KidneyStoners.org website.
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One Response to Seeking Patient Input for a European Association of Urology Stone Guideline

  1. Noo says:

    I had a CT-scan in Nov. which showed multiple kidney stones in both kidneys, at least one on each side 1 cm in size. I did research and immediately started drinking lemon water every day and asked people to pray. In Dec. I started drinking a smoothie every day with one lemon, some pomegranate, pineapple, banana, etc. in an apple juice base. When I went in to have the lithotripsy in the middle of January, I only had one stone embedded in my kidney! They blew that one up, gave me a stent of which I had minimal pain. I am going to have lithotripsy on the other kidney soon and hope they find few there too! I also altered my diet by decreasing sodium intake to 1200 mg. a day. I was previously drinking iced tea 24/7 and decreased that to one tea, a couple of times a week.

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