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28.01.2020 | Original Paper

Three-dimensional mean stone density on non-contrast computed tomography can predict ureteroscopic lithotripsy outcome in ureteral stone cases

The association between mean stone density (MSD) and ureteroscopic lithotripsy outcome remains controversial. MSD automatically measured by 3D images of stones (3D-MSD) was recently reported to be more useful than manual measuring methods for …

24.01.2020 | Original Paper

Urinary supersaturation on fractioned urine collections: which urine sample can explain better the variability observed on 24-h urine? A proof-of-concept study

Due to the difficulty of collecting 24-h urines in the stone-forming patient, some authors have suggested other types of urine collection, but their usefulness is not yet well studied. The objective of this study is to evaluate the variation of …

16.12.2019 | Original Paper

When is the best time to perform external physical vibration lithecbole (EPVL) after retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS): a multi-center study based on randomized controlled trials

To determine the best time to perform EPVL treatment by evaluating the efficacy and safety of active stone extraction in treating residual fragments at different time points after RIRS. All participants had renal or upper ureteral stones …

10.12.2019 | Original Paper

Safety and efficacy of a single middle calyx access (MCA) in mini-PCNL

To compare outcomes of a single middle calyx access (MCA) with a single upper or lower calyceal access in mini-PCNL. From May 2015 through August 2018, patients’ files who underwent a single renal access mini-PCNL were retrospectively reviewed.

26.11.2019 | Original Paper

Predicting the risk of kidney stone formation in the nephron by ‘reverse engineering’

Although most kidney stones are found in the calyx, they are usually initiated upstream in the nephron by precipitation there of certain incipient mineral phases. The risk of kidney stone formation can thus be indicated by changes in the degree of …

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The journal aims to publish original articles in the fields of clinical and experimental investigation only within the sphere of urolithiasis and its related areas of research. The journal covers all aspects of urolithiasis research including the diagnosis, epidemiology, pathogenesis, genetics, clinical biochemistry, open and non-invasive surgical intervention, nephrological investigation, chemistry and prophylaxis of the disorder. The Editor welcomes contributions on topics of interest to urologists, nephrologists, radiologists, clinical biochemists, epidemiologists, nutritionists, basic scientists and nurses working in that field.

The journal was formerly published as "Urological Research".

Acknowledgement: The cover image was kindly provided by Dr James E Lingeman of the Indiana University Health Physicians - Urology, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

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