Contemporary Trends in Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy in the United States: 1998-2011

Karen L. Stern, Mark D. Tyson, Haidar M. Abdul-Muhsin, Mitchell R Humphreys

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Objective To examine trends in percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) using a serial, cross-sectional study design. Methods The Nationwide Inpatient Sample, the largest, publicly available, all-payer, inpatient database, was searched to identify patients of any age who underwent PCNL from 1998 to 2011. Annual procedure incidence rates were estimated using the total US Census Bureau populations. Results Data indicated that 105,180 patients underwent PCNL during the study period. The overall annual rate increased from 17 to 31 per million US adults (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-44
Number of pages4
StatePublished - May 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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