Tag: Kidney Stones

1. Among those presenting with symptomatic nephrolithiasis, patients electing for trial of passage with medical expulsion therapy were more likely to receive a prescription for an opiate compared with those electing for early surgical intervention. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Despite a widespread reduction in the number of prescriptions for opioids...

Patient Basics: Kidney Stones

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Kidney stones are abnormal, hard, chemical deposits that form inside the kidneys. This condition also is called nephrolithiasis or urolithiasis. Kidney stones are often as small as grains of sand. They pass out of the body in urine without causing discomfort. However, the deposits can...