Compared with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, opioids are more likely to result in adverse kidney outcomes and death, a study found.
Jody A. Charnow has been the editor of Renal & Urology News, a publication of Haymarket Media, since 2003. Previously, he had served as editor of Internal Medicine World Report and a managing editor for Medical Tribune. He holds a BA in biology from the State University of New York at Albany.
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A study found that 6.2% of opioid-naïve patients became persistent users of opioids following ureteroscopy for upper tract stones.