New Tool Could Estimate Reappearance of Kidney Stone


New tool could estimate reappearence of kidney stone. However, the reoccurence of kindey stone is currently difficult to predict. But this new tool could provide new way to project whether it will return or not.

In America, 11 people have kidney stones. Researchers are aware of associated risk factors but its difficult to predict whether a person will experience repeat stones.

The recurrences of this condition vary from person to person. Some people could experience just single episode during their whole life, while some may have multiple recurrences.

Now, scientists from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, introduced a new tool that can predict whether a person could experience the kidney stone frequently. The tool can help people to know their risk as well as to reduce repeat attacks.

The researchers used data from the Rochester Epidemiology Project which included data of 3,364 participants with a total of 4,951 stone-forming episodes.

After the research, the team found that people with stones in their kidney area called the lower pole were more likely to have repeat stones.

Now, the scientists are working to improve the tool and increase its accuracy. The team published their findings in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings earlier this month.

“Each of the risk factors we identified is entered into the model, which then calculates an estimate of the risk of having another kidney stone in the next 5 or 10 years,” said researcher Dr. John Lieske.