Urinary Stone Disease Research Network: Clinical Centers (USDRN-CCs)
Urinary stone disease is an increasingly significant concern to the public health. A contributing cause of morbidity related to stone disease is secondary to ureteral stents that are routinely placed in conjunction with stone surgery. The majority of patients with stents have painful urinary symptoms, some leading to excess emergency room visits.
We conduct a prospective cohort study titled “STudy to Enhance uNderstanding of sTent-associated Symptoms (STENTS)”. The goals are to understand and mitigate ureteral stent-associated pain and urinary symptoms, and collect data and biological samples for future mechanistic investigations and biomarker development.
Jonathan Harper (Contact) and Hunter Wessells
University of Washington, Seattle