Ureteral Stent Length and Patient Symptoms

2014-08-27 03:46:16 | BioPortfolio


The Study of whether or not Ureteral Stent Length affects patient comfort after electro-shock wave treatment for kidney stones.


Patients undergoing electro shock wave for treatment of kidney stones are randomized to long or short stent length after signing an informed consent prior to their surgery. They keep a pain diary and medication diary for a two week period after the stent is placed. These are turned in at the two week post-op visit. Patients also complete a quality of life and urinary symptom score questionnaire pre and post operatively.

Study Design

Time Perspective: Prospective


Kidney Stones


Ureteral Stent


The Emory Clinic
United States




Emory University

Results (where available)

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Stones in the URETER that are formed in the KIDNEY. They are rarely more than 5 mm in diameter for larger renal stones cannot enter ureters. They are often lodged at the ureteral narrowing and can cause excruciating renal colic.

Stones in the KIDNEY, usually formed in the urine-collecting area of the kidney (KIDNEY PELVIS). Their sizes vary and most contains CALCIUM OXALATE.

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