Grand Rounds Summary - July 29th, 2015

Grand Rounds Summary - July 29th, 2015

Morbidity and Mortality Pearls with Dr. Curry

Nephrolithiasis

Incidence in the US is 0.5-1% (lifetime risk 10-15%). There is a 2:1 male predominance and the recurrence rate is fairly high (37% at 1 year, 50% at 10 years and 75% at 20 years).

Patients at risk for poorer outcomes with ureterolithiasis are those with risk factors for diminished renal function, history of difficulty with stones/urologic intervention and symptoms of infection.

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