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Research

The Kidney Stone Center has been a significant contributor of original research in the fields of urology and lithotripsy and has published results in many peer-reviewed journals. Below is a partial list of articles we have published.

Cost-Effectiveness of Different Treatment Options for Staghorn Calculi

(J Urology 156:1567,1996)

"Cost effectiveness of surgical stone removal."

In Urolithiasis 1996 (Proceedings VIIIth International Symposium On Urolithiasis).

"Prevalence of metabolic stone disease in patients undergoing shockwave lithotripsy."

In Urolithiasis 1996 (Proceedings VIIIth International Symposium on Urolithiasis).

"Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for solitary lower pole renal calculi."

(J Urology 159:24-27, 1998).

"Lower-pole caliceal stone clearance after shockwave lithotripsy, percutanious nephrolithotomy, and flexible ureteroscopy: impact of radiographic spatial anatomy."

(J Endourology 12:113-119,1998).

"10-year experience with extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in the State of Colorado."

(J Endourology 14(9): 711-714, 2000).

"Comparison of intravenous sedation vs. general anesthesia on the efficacy of the Doli-50 lithotriptor."

(J Urology 168:35-37,2002).

"A randomized outcomes trial of ureteral stents for extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy of solitary kidney or proximal ureteral stones."

(J Urology 167:1981-83,2002).

"Is lower pole calyceal anatomy predictive of initial treatment or re-treatment success for extracoropreal shockwave lithotripsy of primary lower pole stone?"

(J Urology 168:2377-2382,2002).

"Is stone radiodensity predictive of ESWL success for stones < 2 cm within the kidney?"

In Kidney Stones In and Out (Proceedings 10th International Symposium in Urolithiasis).

"Impact of treatment rate on the efficacy of ESWL for solitary renal stone between 1 and 2 cm."

(Proceedings 10th International Symposium on Urolithiasis).

"Is stone radiodensity a useful parameter to predict outcome of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy."

(International Brazilian J Urology V 31(1):3-9 Jan-Feb 2005).

"Effect of slow treatment rate of ESWL for solitary stones 10 to 20 mm in size."

(J Urology 2006 V175 I4 pp 1370-1374).