Stone Formation Articles


  • Antibiotic Use and Risk of Incident Kidney Stones in Female Nurses.

    The intestinal microbiome may affect urinary stone disease by modulating the amount of oxalate absorbed from the intestine and subsequently excreted in urine. This study sought to explore the association between antibiotics, which alter the intestinal microbiota, and risk for urinary stone disease.

    Published September 29, 2019
  • Evaluation of ureteral jet dynamics in pediatric kidney stone formers: A cross-sectional study.

    The risk of kidney stone formation increases with urinary stasis, which is associated with decreased peristaltism. The relationship between nonobstructive kidney stone formation and ureteral jet dynamics, which can be measured with Doppler ultrasonography (US) and provide information about ureteral peristaltism, has been demonstrated in adults.

    Published June 30, 2016
  • Recent advances in understanding and managing urolithiasis.

    During the last few years, there has been relevant progress in both understanding and managing urolithiasis. Our knowledge of stone formation has changed; although the importance of urine biochemistry was questioned by several investigators years ago, the decisive role of cellular processes (induced by oxidative stress) and the renal papilla has only recently been generally accepted as the most important step in stone formation.

    Published November 20, 2016