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Kidney Stones Can Send Patients to Hospital More Than Once

Posted 20 Mar 2015 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 – One in nine patients discharged from the emergency department after being treated for kidney stones may return with the same problem, a new study suggests. The analysis of 128,000 kidney stone-related visits to ERs in California over two years also found that symptoms that cause patients to return included uncontrolled pain, severe vomiting resulting in dehydration, and infections. Repeat visits were more likely in areas of the state where there were fewer urologists, which suggests that access to specialized treatment might help prevent return visits to ERs, the Duke University School of Medicine researchers said. "We also found that those patients who had Medicaid or Medicare coverage were more likely than those privately insured to return to the emergency department. This finding suggests that obtaining access to care may involve more than simply having ... Read more

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