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Kidney stones.

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Tseng, TY; Preminger, GM
Published in: BMJ Clin Evid
November 10, 2011

INTRODUCTION: The age of peak incidence for stone disease is 20 to 40 years, although stones are seen in all age groups. There is a male to female ratio of 3:2. METHODS AND OUTCOMES: We conducted a systematic review and aimed to answer the following clinical questions: What are the effects of interventions for stone removal in people with asymptomatic kidney stones? What are the effects of interventions for the removal of symptomatic renal stones? What are the effects of interventions to remove symptomatic ureteric stones? What are the effects of interventions for the management of acute renal colic? We searched: Medline, Embase, The Cochrane Library, and other important databases up to June 2011 (Clinical Evidence reviews are updated periodically; please check our website for the most up-to-date version of this review). We included harms alerts from relevant organisations such as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). RESULTS: We found 21 systematic reviews, RCTs, or observational studies that met our inclusion criteria. We performed a GRADE evaluation of the quality of evidence for interventions. CONCLUSIONS: In this systematic review, we present information relating to the effectiveness and safety of the following interventions: antispasmodic drugs, extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy, intravenous fluids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), opioids, oral fluids, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, and ureteroscopy.

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Published In

BMJ Clin Evid

EISSN

1752-8526

Publication Date

November 10, 2011

Volume

2011

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Ureteral Calculi
  • Prospective Studies
  • Nephrostomy, Percutaneous
  • Lithotripsy
  • Kidney Calculi
  • Humans
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
  • 3202 Clinical sciences
  • 1115 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences
 

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Tseng, T. Y., & Preminger, G. M. (2011). Kidney stones. BMJ Clin Evid, 2011.
Tseng, Timothy Y., and Glenn M. Preminger. “Kidney stones.BMJ Clin Evid 2011 (November 10, 2011).
Tseng TY, Preminger GM. Kidney stones. BMJ Clin Evid. 2011 Nov 10;2011.
Tseng, Timothy Y., and Glenn M. Preminger. “Kidney stones.BMJ Clin Evid, vol. 2011, Nov. 2011.
Tseng TY, Preminger GM. Kidney stones. BMJ Clin Evid. 2011 Nov 10;2011.

Published In

BMJ Clin Evid

EISSN

1752-8526

Publication Date

November 10, 2011

Volume

2011

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Ureteral Calculi
  • Prospective Studies
  • Nephrostomy, Percutaneous
  • Lithotripsy
  • Kidney Calculi
  • Humans
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
  • 3202 Clinical sciences
  • 1115 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences