We thank you for your interest in our recent article evaluating patients’ HRQOL and stone-free status following kidney stone surgery. We are pleased with the dialogue our findings are generating and hope this propels the emphasis of HRQOL as an important measurement of treatment success. We acknowledge the limitations of retrospective cross-sectional studies, such as ours. Despite this, we hope our study serves as a guide for future studies.
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- Ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy for upper urinary tract calculi with active fragment extraction and computerized tomography followup.J Urol. 2006; 175: 2129-2133
Published online: January 22, 2021
Accepted: January 13, 2021
Received: January 12, 2021
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- Re: Streeper et al.: Is Stone-Free Status After Surgical Intervention for Kidney Stones Associated With Better Health-Related Quality of Life?—A Multicenter Study from the North American Stone Quality of Life Consortium (Urology 2020; doi:10.1016/j.urology.2020.09.058)UrologyVol. 149
- PreviewI read the article “Is Stone-Free Status After Surgical Intervention for Kidney Stones Associated With Better Health-Related Quality of Life?—A Multicenter Study From the North American Stone Quality of Life Consortium” by Streeper et al.1 with great interest. In their article, authors aimed to determine the effects of residual fragments of patients’ quality of life (QoL) using a stone-specific and validated questionnaire (Wisconsin Stone Quality of Life) following endoscopic stone surgery. The authors reported that there was no statistically significance between QoL scores of patients rendered stone free and patients had residual fragments.