Practice patterns of kidney stone management across European and non-European centers: an in-depth investigation from the European Renal Stone Network (ERSN).

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Title
Practice patterns of kidney stone management across European and non-European centers: an in-depth investigation from the European Renal Stone Network (ERSN).
Journal
Journal of nephrology
Author(s)
Ferraro P.M., Unwin R., Bonny O., Gambaro G.
ISSN
1724-6059 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1121-8428
Publication state
In Press
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Language
english
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Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: aheadofprint
Abstract
Kidney stones are a common condition in the general population, however, high-quality evidence for its management is scarce. We propose the creation of an international network with the aim of sharing practice patterns and patient data towards an improvement of our knowledge of the disease.
Cross-sectional survey.
An online survey was circulated through several scientific societies. Items were grouped into six domains. Each center's overall score (OS) was also calculated.
Chi square and Mann-Whitney tests were performed for differences across centers.
The countries that contributed most were Italy (8.6%), Turkey (6.6%), France and Spain (6.1%). Some type of nutritional work-up was implemented in 62% of centers. A DEXA scan was performed by 46% of centers, whereas some kind of acidification test was performed by 25% of centers. Most centers (80%) implemented blood investigations at least at baseline. With regard to 24-h urine exams, 7 out of 16 were performed by at least 50% of centers. Information on stone composition was collected by 58% of centers. The OS was significantly higher among higher-volume centers compared with lower-volume centers (p = 0.002). Significant differences between EU and non-EU centers were found.
Cross-sectional design; no validation on information.
Our survey highlights the potential for the creation of a network of centers that could share information in a common database for observational research and for enrollment of patients in interventional trials.
Keywords
Biomarkers, Bone mineral density, Epidemiology, Guidelines, Mineral metabolism, Nephrolithiasis
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19/09/2020 13:48
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20/01/2021 7:26
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