The Effect of Obesity on Perioperative Outcomes Following Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy.


OBJECTIVES To test if obesity predisposes to higher rates of adverse outcomes after percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). MATERIALS AND METHODS Within the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), we identified patients treated with PCNL between 1998 and 2010 for kidney stones. We examined the temporal trends in PCNL use and charges among obese and nonobese… (More)
DOI: 10.1089/end.2015.0789


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