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Kidney Stones clinical trials at UCSF

3 in progress, 1 open to eligible people

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  • Quality of Life in Kidney Stone Patients Undergoing Surgery

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a prospective randomized study, comparing quality of life in renal stone patients undergoing surgical treatment with ureteroscopy (URS) versus percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL).

    San Francisco, California

  • Ambulatory Versus Inpatient Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy

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    The goal of the study is to determine if ambulatory tubeless PCNL is safe and effective compared to inpatient PCNL with a nephrostomy tube.

    San Francisco, California

  • Contrast-enhanced Ultrasound Versus CT Scan for Kidney Stone Patient Management

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    This study will be a randomized controlled study comparing the use of two clinical management strategies in nephrostomy tube management following percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). The first strategy entails using contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) to evaluate the renal collecting system (1). This is a new imaging approach applying ultrasound machines with special software in combination with intraluminal ultrasound contrast agent (Lumason) injection, which is an FDA-approved ultrasound contrast agent (2). The second strategy is a nephrostomy tube capping trial combined with low dose non-contrast computed tomography (CT) scan, one of the most frequently utilized clinical management strategies currently used in clinical practice (3).

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