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Society guideline links: Kidney stones

Society guideline links: Kidney stones

Introduction — This topic includes links to society and government-sponsored guidelines from selected countries and regions around the world. We will update these links periodically; newer versions of some guidelines may be available on each society's website. Some societies may require users to log in to access their guidelines.

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Links to related guidelines are provided separately. (See "Society guideline links: Pediatric nephrolithiasis" and "Society guideline links: Gout and other crystal disorders".)

International

European Association of Urology (EAU) and International Alliance of Urolithiasis (IAU): Joint consensus on retrograde intrarenal surgery for the management of renal stones (2021)

American Urological Association (AUA) and Endourological Society: Guideline for the surgical management of stones (2016)

Canada

Canadian Urological Association (CUA): Guideline on the evaluation and medical management of the kidney stone patient, update (2016)

United States

American College of Radiology (ACR): ACR Appropriateness Criteria radiologic management of urinary tract obstruction (revised 2019)

American Urological Association (AUA): Guideline for the medical management of kidney stones (2014, reviewed 2019)

AUA and Endourological Society: Guideline for the surgical management of stones (2016)

ACR: ACR Appropriateness Criteria acute onset flank pain – Suspicion of stone disease (urolithiasis) (2015)

Choosing Wisely: Avoid ordering CT of the abdomen and pelvis in young otherwise healthy emergency department (ED) patients (age <50) with known histories of kidney stones, or ureterolithiasis, presenting with symptoms consistent with uncomplicated renal colic (2014)

Europe

European Association of Urology (EAU): Guidelines on urolithiasis (updated 2022)

EAU and International Alliance of Urolithiasis (IAU): Joint consensus on retrograde intrarenal surgery for the management of renal stones (2021)

United Kingdom

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE): Quality standard on renal and ureteric stones (2020)

NICE: Guideline on renal and ureteric stones – Assessment and management (2019)

NICE: Interventional procedures guidance on laparoscopic nephrolithotomy and pyelolithotomy (2007)

Australia-New Zealand

Choosing Wisely Australia: Avoid requesting computed tomography (CT) imaging of kidneys, ureters and bladder (KUB) in otherwise healthy emergency department patients, age <50 years, with a known history of kidney stones, presenting with symptoms and signs consistent with uncomplicated renal colic (reviewed 2015)

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