Speaker: Date: Topic
Jeffrey H. William, MD
Nov. 30, 2016
Nephrolithiasis: A Case-Based Approach
Objectives of the Presentation
Participants should be able to:
- Recognize the variable presentations of a patient with nephrolithiasis.
- Describe the symptoms and differentiating features of kidney stones.
- Select the appropriate imaging studies for suspect nephrolithiasis.
- Confidently approach the initial management of documented nephrolithiasis (and dispel commonly perceived myths).
- Understand the roles of the urologist and nephrologist in management and prevention of kidney stones.
Responsibility for Content
The PowerPoint presentation, Take-Away points, Objectives, and Abstract Links were sent by Medical Library Services and the CME Committee.
Diane E. Young, Information Specialist
Take-Away Points of the Presentation
1. The initial management of a suspected kidney stone in the primary care office requires a urinalysis, CT imaging, and clear instructions regarding "medical expulsive therapy", hydration, and urine straining. Large stones or failure of conservative management requires urology referral.
2. Nephrolithiasis can be managed much more effectively if a stone analysis is able to be performed. Knowing the composition of the stone helps to guide management surrounding prevention of future stone formation, often addressed by nephrology.
3. There are a lot of myths out there about managing and preventing kidney stones. Treatment and prevention should be based on data and physiology, not websites.
Links to Abstracts of Articles Cited (contact Diane Young for full-text articles at firstname.lastname@example.org)
PDF of the PowerPoint Presentation
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