Dr. Large discusses the role of urine alkalinization in treatment for kidney stones, including as a way to reduce stone complexity, cost, morbidity and the burden of stone disease on a patient. Dr. Large shares the case of a 38-year-old female patient with comorbidities and a solitary kidney with a staghorn uric acid kidney stone compromising almost the entire renal pelvis. The patient also presented with challenges to her metabolic system for which Dr. Large discusses how a urine analysis was utilized and urine alkalinization was incorporated into post-operative treatment to reduce the risk of a reoccurring stone event.
Tim Large, MD, Assistant Professor of Urology, Indiana University School of Medicine, USA
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