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Kidney Stones clinical trials at UCSD

5 research studies open to eligible people

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  • Asymptomatic Renal Calculi in Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study will assess patients who have recurrent urinary tract infections and kidney stones which are not blocking the kidney or causing other problems. Currently, we don't know if taking out these stones will improve recurrent urinary tract infections or not. Patients will make a decision with their surgeon about removing or monitoring their stone(s). Whether or not their infections continue with surgery or monitoring will be noted, and this information may help to inform future treatment decisions. The purpose of this study is to assess if treatment of these asymptomatic stones affects the rate of recurrent urinary tract infections.

    San Diego, California and other locations

  • Evaluation of Pain Before and After Removal of Non-obstructive Kidney Stones

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Pain associated with renal stone disease is typically caused by an obstructing stone that obstructs the flow of urine, which results in renal collecting system dilatation. Non-obstructing renal calculi that do not cause renal collecting system dilatation are thought to be painless. The objective of this study is to prospectively determine if the removal of non-obstructing renal calculi can reduce or eliminate participant's pain and/or improve their quality of life.

    San Diego, California and other locations

  • MIP Versus PCNL for Kidney Stone Disease

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The decision to use standard percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) versus mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy (MIP) has been a subject of much debate in the urological community. The investigators propose a randomized controlled trial to compare the operative outcomes and complications of mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy (mini-PCNL) versus standard PCNL for renal stones. The results of this study will help guide the decision making regarding these two procedures in the US population and provide further insight into the utility and safety of these procedures. A cost analysis will be performed, and it is hypothesized that the reusable components of the Storz MIP set will result in lower costs of the mini-PCNL procedure compared to standard PCNL.

    San Diego, California

  • Struvite Stones Antibiotic Study

    open to eligible people ages 19 years and up

    The aim of this research is to determine an effective antibiotic regimen following definitive surgical therapy of kidney stones caused by bacterial infection (struvite stones).

    San Diego, California and other locations

  • Ureteral Stent Placement After Ureteroscopy for Renal Stones: A Randomized Controlled Trial

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The rationale for this study is to determine if there is a difference in complications among patients undergoing ureteroscopy for renal stones who receive a stent compared to not receiving a stent postoperatively.

    San Diego, California and other locations

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