Positions

Overview

  • Dean G. Assimos, M.D., was named the inaugural chair of the Department of Urology in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Previously a division within the Department of Surgery, the Department of Urology was created by the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama System in April 2012.

    Assimos is an internationally known researcher and clinician, who comes to UAB from Wake Forest University where he was vice chair of urology. He received his undergraduate degree from Purdue and, in 1977, his medical degree from the Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago.

    Assimos completed a six-year residency in urology at Northwestern University in 1983. He was a fellow in renal reconstructive surgery and stone disease at Wake Forest University the following year and then an American Urological Association research scholar from 1984 to 1986.

    Assimos has been actively involved in the establishment of practice guidelines in urology. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Endourology, and he contributes to the urologic survey section of the Journal of Urology. He is an NIH-funded physician scientist whose research has focused on endogenous oxalate synthesis of and the role of dietary oxalate in kidney-stone formation.

    His clinical practice is concentrated on the surgical management of patients with complex calculous disease, ureteral reconstruction and metabolic stone evaluation and treatment.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2019 Re: A Prospective Study Analyzing the Association between High-Grade Ureteral Access Sheath Injuries and the Formation of Ureteral Strictures 2019
    2019 Re: Hydroxycitrate: A Potential New Therapy for Calcium Urolithiasis 2019
    2019 Re: In Vitro Bactericidal Effect of Ho:YAG Laser and Pneumatic Lithotripsy on Ureteral Stones Colonized with Escherichia coli and Enterococcus faecalis 2019
    2019 Re: Outcomes of Endourologic Interventions in Patients with Preoperative Funguria 2019
    2019 Re: Association between Dietary Pattern and Metabolic Disorders in Children and Adolescents with Urolithiasis 2019
    2019 Re: Fecal Transplant Modifies Urine Chemistry Risk Factors for Urinary Stone Disease 2019
    2019 Re: Net Acid Excretion and Urinary Organic Anions in Idiopathic Uric Acid Nephrolithiasis 2019
    2019 Re: Systemic Succinate Homeostasis and Local Succinate Signaling Affect Blood Pressure and Modify Risks for Calcium Oxalate Lithogenesis 2019
    2019 Re: Clinical Aspects of the Phosphate Transporters NaPi-IIa and NaPi-IIb: Mutations and Disease Associations 2019
    2019 Re: External Physical Vibration Lithecbole Facilitating the Expulsion of Upper Ureteric Stones 1.0-2.0 cm after Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy: A Prospective Randomized Trial 2019
    2019 Re: Novel Mutations Associated with Inherited Human Calcium-Sensing Receptor Disorders: A Clinical Genetic Study 2019
    2019 Re: Urine Proteomic Profiling in Patients with Nephrolithiasis and Cystinuria 2019
    2019 Editorial comment 2019
    2019 Editorial comment 2019
    2019 Editorial comment 2019
    2019 Editorial comment 2019
    2019 Re: CRISPR/Cas9-Mediated Glycolate Oxidase Disruption is an Efficacious and Safe Treatment for Primary Hyperoxaluria Type i 2019
    2019 Re: Sirtuin 3 Suppresses the Formation of Renal Calcium Oxalate Crystals through Promoting M2 Polarization of Macrophages 2019
    2019 Re: The Effect of Lemonade and Diet Lemonade upon Urinary Parameters Affecting Calcium Urinary Stone Formation 2019
    2019 Re: The Impact of Dust and Confinement on Fragmentation of Kidney Stones by Shockwave Lithotripsy in Tissue Phantoms 2019
    2019 Re: Claudin-14 Gene Polymorphisms and Urine Calcium Excretion 2019
    2019 Re: Geobiology reveals how human kidney stones dissolve in vivo 2019
    2019 Re: Hyponatremia and the Risk of Kidney Stones: A Matched Case-Control Study in a Large U.S. Health System 2019
    2019 Re: Variation in national opioid prescribing patterns following surgery for kidney stones 2019
    2019 Re: Vitamin D, Calcium, or Combined Supplementation for the Primary Prevention of Fractures in Community-Dwelling Adults: An Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force 2019
    2019 Dietary oxalate and kidney stone formation 2019
    2019 Re: Diagnostic Accuracy of Third-Generation Dual-Source Dual-Energy CT: 2019
    2019 Re: Incomplete Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis and Kidney Stones 2019
    2019 Re: Outcomes of Long-Term Follow-up of Asymptomatic Renal Stones and Prediction of Stone Related Events 2019
    2019 Re: Safety of Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements, a Randomized Controlled Trial 2019
    2019 Re: Variation in kidney stone composition within the United States 2019
    2019 Re: Calcium Oxalate Differentiates Human Monocytes into Inflammatory M1 Macrophages 2019
    2019 Re: Metabolic Profile and Impact of Diet in Patients with Primary Hyperoxaluria 2019
    2019 Re: The Ability of a Limited Metabolic Assessment to Identify Pediatric Stone Formers with Metabolic Abnormalities 2019
    2019 Re: Urinary Proteomics Reveals Association between Pediatric Nephrolithiasis and Cardiovascular Disease 2019
    2019 An Intervention to Increase 24-Hour Urine Collection Compliance 2019
    2019 Editorial comment 2019
    2019 Editorial comment 2019
    2019 Editorial comment 2019
    2019 Editorial comment 2019
    2019 Re: Increased Production and Reduced Urinary Buffering of Acid in Uric Acid Stone Formers is Ameliorated by Pioglitazone 2019
    2018 Re: CT-Based Diagnosis of Low Vertebral Bone Mineral Density is Associated with Hypercalciuria and Hypocitraturia on Opportunistic Imaging 2018
    2018 Re: Effect of Tamsulosin on Passage of Symptomatic Ureteral Stones: A Randomized Clinical Trial 2018
    2018 Re: Nephrolithiasis and Nephrocalcinosis from Topiramate Therapy in Children with Epilepsy 2018
    2018 Re: Understanding the Gut-Kidney Axis in Nephrolithiasis: An Analysis of the Gut Microbiota Composition and Functionality of Stone Formers 2018
    2018 Re: Mini vs Standard Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy for Renal Stones: A Comparative Study 2018
    2018 Re: The Transgluteal Approach to Shockwave Lithotripsy to Treat Distal Ureter Stones: A Prospective, Randomized, and Multicenter Study 2018
    2018 Re: Two are no Different than One: Ureteral Duplication Appears to Have no Effect on Ureteroscopy Outcomes 2018
    2018 Re: Use of the Ureteral Access Sheath during Ureteroscopy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis 2018
    2018 The influence of metabolic syndrome and its components on the development of nephrolithiasis. 2018
    2018 Re: A Rapid Screening of a Recurrent CYP24A1 Pathogenic Variant Opens the Way to Molecular Testing for Idiopathic Infantile Hypercalcemia (IIH) 2018
    2018 Re: Comparison of Flexible Ureteroscopy Damage Rates for Lower Pole Renal Stones by Laser Fiber Type 2018
    2018 Re: Evaluating Factors That Dictate Struvite Stone Composition: A Multi-Institutional Clinical Experience from the EDGE Research Consortium 2018
    2018 Re: Three-Dimensional Evaluation of Perirenal Fat Volume in Patients with Nephrolithiasis 2018
    2018 Re: Calcium Tartrate Tetrahydrate, Case Report of a Novel Human Kidney Stone 2018
    2018 Re: Dent Disease 2018
    2018 Re: Polymorphisms in Renal Ammonia Metabolism Genes Correlate with 24-Hour Urine pH 2018
    2018 Re: Sporadic Primary Hyperparathyroidism and Stone Disease: A Comprehensive Metabolic Evaluation before and after Parathyroidectomy 2018
    2018 Re: Subcapsular Splenic Urinoma and Splenorenal Fistula: A New Complication of Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy 2018
    2018 Editorial Comment on: "sTONE TREES": Metabolic Evaluation and Medical Treatment of the Urolithiasis Patient Made Easy by Clayman et al. 2018
    2018 Oxalate induces mitochondrial dysfunction and disrupts redox homeostasis in a human monocyte derived cell line 2018
    2018 Re: Changes in Urinary Risk Profile after Short-Term Low Sodium and Low Calcium Diet in Recurrent Swiss Kidney Stone Formers 2018
    2018 Re: Composition of Urinary Calculi in Infants: A Report from an Endemic Country 2018
    2018 Re: Microbiota Diversification and Crash Induced by Dietary Oxalate in the Mammalian Herbivore Neotoma albigula 2018
    2018 Re: Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 2018
    2018 Re: Oxalate Nephropathy following Vitamin C Intake within Intensive Care Unit 2018
    2018 Re: Associating Mutations Causing Cystinuria with Disease Severity with the Aim of Providing Precision Medicine 2018
    2018 Re: Dual Energy CT Kidney Stone Differentiation in Photon Counting Computed Tomography 2018
    2018 Re: Oxalobacter formigenes-Associated Host Features and Microbial Community Structures Examined Using the American Gut Project 2018
    2018 Re: Plasma Oxalate in Relation to eGFR in Patients with Primary Hyperoxaluria, Enteric Hyperoxaluria and Urinary Stone Disease 2018
    2018 Re: Effectiveness of Treatment Modalities on Kidney Stone Recurrence 2018
    2018 Re: Evidence of Disordered Calcium Metabolism in Adolescent Girls with Type 1 Diabetes: An Observational Study Using a Dual-Stable Calcium Isotope Technique 2018
    2018 Re: Stone Growth Patterns and Risk for Surgery among Children Presenting with Hypercalciuria, Hypocitraturia and Cystinuria as Underlying Metabolic Causes of Urolithiasis 2018
    2018 Re: Surgery for Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Adherence to Consensus Guidelines in an Academic Health System 2018
    2018 Re: saRNA-Mediated Activation of TRPV5 Reduces Renal Calcium Oxalate Deposition in Rat via Decreasing Urinary Calcium Excretion 2018
    2018 Urine kidney injury markers do not increase following gastric bypass: A multi-center cross-sectional study 2018
    2018 Accuracy in 24-hour Urine Collection at a Tertiary Center. 2018
    2018 Factors Associated With Postoperative Infection After Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy. 2018
    2018 Re: Low Bone Density and Bisphosphonate Use and the Risk of Kidney Stones 2018
    2018 Re: Safety and Effectiveness of a Longer Focal Beam and Burst Duration in Ultrasonic Propulsion for Repositioning Urinary Stones and Fragments 2018
    2018 Re: Use of Medical Expulsive Therapy in Children: An Assessment of Nationwide Practice Patterns and Outcomes 2018
    2017 Re: A Prospective Randomized Comparison of Micropercutaneous Nephrolithotomy (Microperc) and Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery (RIRS) for the Management of Lower Pole Kidney Stones 2017
    2017 Re: Comparison of CROES, S.T.O.N.E, and Guy's Scoring Systems for the Prediction of Stone-Free Status and Complication Rates following Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease 2017
    2017 Re: Vascular Disease and Kidney Stones: Abdominal Aortic Calcifications are Associated with Low Urine pH and Hypocitraturia 2017
    2017 Re: A Survey of Patient Preferences Regarding Medical Expulsive Therapy following the SUSPEND Trial 2017
    2017 Re: Effects of Juice Processing on Oxalate Contents in Carambola Juice Products 2017
    2017 Re: Oxalobacter formigenes Colonization Normalizes Oxalate Excretion in a Gastric Bypass Model of Hyperoxaluria 2017
    2017 Re: α-Lipoic Acid Treatment Prevents Cystine Urolithiasis in a Mouse Model of Cystinuria 2017
    2017 Re: A Multi-Institutional Study of Struvite Stones: Patterns of Infection and Colonization 2017
    2017 Re: Development of Endoscopic Diagnosis and Treatment for Chronic Unilateral Hematuria: 35 Years Experience 2017
    2017 Re: Primary SWL is an Efficient and Cost-Effective Treatment for Lower Pole Renal Stones between 10 and 20 mm in Size: A Large Single Center Study 2017
    2017 Re: Use of the Moses Technology to Improve Holmium Laser Lithotripsy Outcomes: A Preclinical Study 2017
    2017 Re: CYP3A4 Induction by Rifampin: An Alternative Pathway for Vitamin D Inactivation in Patients with CYP24A1 Mutations 2017
    2017 Re: Characterization of Urolithiasis in Patients following Lower Urinary Tract Reconstruction with Intestinal Segments 2017
    2017 Re: Uric Acid versus Non-Uric Acid Renal Stones: In Vivo Differentiation with Spectral CT 2017
    2017 Re: Urolithiasis in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Bariatric Surgery 2017
    2017 Urolithiasis: evaluation, dietary factors, and medical management: an update of the 2014 SIU-ICUD international consultation on stone disease 2017
    2017 Re: Multiple Sclerosis and Nephrolithiasis: A Matched-Case Comparative Study 2017
    2017 Re: Oxalate Content of Taro Leaves Grown in Central Vietnam 2017
    2017 Re: Stone Former Urine Proteome Demonstrates a Cationic Shift in Protein Distribution Compared to Normal 2017
    2017 Re: Use of Polymer Conjugates for the Intraperoxisomal Delivery of Engineered Humanalanine:Glyoxylate Aminotransferase as a Protein Therapy for Primary Hyperoxaluria Type I 2017
    2017 ACR Appropriateness Criteria for external beam radiation therapy treatment planning for clinically localized prostate cancer, part II of II 2017
    2017 Re: Mucin-1 Increases Renal TRPV5 Activity In Vitro, and Urinary Level Associates with Calcium Nephrolithiasis in Patients 2017
    2017 Re: Outcomes of Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy in Spinal Cord Injury Patients as Compared to a Matched Cohort 2017
    2017 Re: Perirenal Hematoma after Ureteroscopy: A Systematic Review 2017
    2017 Re: Thiazide Treatment in Primary Hyperparathyroidism-A New Indication for an Old Medication? 2017
    2017 Re: A Randomised Phase I/II Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Orally Administered Oxalobacter formigenes to Treat Primary Hyperoxaluria 2017
    2017 Re: Factors Associated with Compliance in Submitting 24-Hour Urine Collections in an Underserved Community 2017
    2017 Re: High-Frequency Dusting versus Conventional Holmium Laser Lithotripsy for Intrarenal and Ureteral Calculi 2017
    2017 Re: Progress in Understanding the Genetics of Calcium-Containing Nephrolithiasis 2017
    2017 Re: RNA Interference in the Treatment of Renal Stone Disease: Current Status and Future Potentials 2017
    2017 Re: Addition of Calcium Compounds to Reduce Soluble Oxalate in a High Oxalate Food System 2017
    2017 Re: An Investigational RNAi Therapeutic Targeting Glycolate Oxidase Reduces Oxalate Production in Models of Primary Hyperoxaluria 2017
    2017 Re: Calcium Oxalate Induces Renal Injury through Calcium-Sensing Receptor 2017
    2017 Re: Vitamin D Deficiency is Prevalent among Idiopathic Stone Formers, but Does Correction Pose any Risk? 2017
    2017 ACR appropriateness criteria: Permanent source brachytherapy for prostate cancer 2017
    2017 Re: A Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled, Randomized Phase 1 Cross-Over Study with ALLN-177, an Orally Administered Oxalate Degrading Enzyme 2017
    2017 Re: First Clinical Evaluation of a New Single-Use Flexible Ureteroscope (LithoVue™): A European Prospective Multicentric Feasibility Study 2017
    2017 Re: Hypercalcemia, Hypercalciuria, and Kidney Stones in Long-Term Studies of Vitamin D Supplementation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis 2017
    2017 Re: Hyperoxaluria Requires TNF Receptors to Initiate Crystal Adhesion and Kidney Stone Disease 2017
    2017 Re: Do Overweight and Obese Pediatric Stone Formers Have Differences in Metabolic Abnormalities Compared with Normal-Weight Stone Formers? 2017
    2017 Re: Molecular Modifiers Reveal a Mechanism of Pathological Crystal Growth Inhibition 2017
    2017 Re: Patients Attending Shared Medical Appointments for Metabolic Stone Prevention have Decreased Stone Risk Factors 2017
    2017 Re: Response of Germ-Free Mice to Colonization with O. formigenes and Altered Schaedler Flora 2017
    2017 ACR Appropriateness Criteria® external beam radiation therapy treatment planning for clinically localized prostate cancer, part I of II 2017
    2017 ACR appropriateness Criteria® locally advanced, high-risk prostate cancer 2017
    2017 Best of the 2017 AUA Annual Meeting: Highlights From the 2017 American Urological Association Annual Meeting, May 12-16, 2017, Boston, MA. 2017
    2017 Re: Best Stent Length Predicted by Simple CT Measurement Rather Than Patient Height 2017
    2017 Re: Can the Presence of Crystalluria Predict Stone Formation in Patients with Cystinuria? 2017
    2017 Re: Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae and Endoscopy: An Evolving Threat 2017
    2017 Re: Defining the Rate of Primary Ureteroscopic Failure in Unstented Patients: A Multi-Institutional Study 2017
    2017 Re: N-Glycosylation Critically Regulates Function of Oxalate Transporter SLC26A6 2017
    2017 Re: Pulsed versus Continuous Mode Fluoroscopy during PCNL: Safety and Effectiveness Comparison in a Case Series Study 2017
    2017 Re: The Use of Apnea During Ureteroscopy 2017
    2017 Re: Ureteric Stents on Extraction Strings: A Systematic Review of Literature 2017
    2016 Re: HMGB1/TLR4 Signaling Induces an Inflammatory Response following High-Pressure Renal Pelvic Perfusion in a Porcine Model 2016
    2016 Re: Intestinal Calcium Absorption among Hypercalciuric Patients with or without Calcium Kidney Stones 2016
    2016 Re: Loss of Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Regulator Impairs Intestinal Oxalate Secretion 2016
    2016 Re: Microbial Community Transplant Results in Increased and Long-Term Oxalate Degradation 2016
    2016 Re: Mucin-1 Increases Renal TRPV5 Activity In Vitro, and Urinary Level Associates with Calcium Nephrolithiasis in Patients 2016
    2016 Re: Evaluation of Postoperative Hydronephrosis following Ureteroscopy in Pediatric Population: Incidence and Predictors 2016
    2016 Re: Monocyte Mitochondrial Function in Calcium Oxalate Stone Formers 2016
    2016 Re: Risk of Recurrence of Idiopathic Calcium Kidney Stones: Analysis of Data from the Literature 2016
    2016 Re: Total, Dietary, and Supplemental Vitamin C Intake and Risk of Incident Kidney Stones 2016
    2016 Surgical Management of Stones: American Urological Association/Endourological Society Guideline, PART I 2016
    2016 Surgical Management of Stones: American Urological Association/Endourological Society Guideline, PART II 2016
    2016 Re: Animal Experimental Study to Test Application of Intelligent Pressure Control Device in Monitoring and Control of Renal Pelvic Pressure during Flexible Ureteroscopy 2016
    2016 Re: Contemporary Trends in Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy in the United States: 1998-2011 2016
    2016 Re: Potassium Citrate Decreases Urine Calcium Excretion in Patients with Hypocitraturic Calcium Oxalate Nephrolithiasis 2016
    2016 Re: The Exposome for Kidney Stones 2016
    2016 Ascorbic acid intake and oxalate synthesis 2016
    2016 Re: Prevalence of Monogenic Causes in Pediatric Patients with Nephrolithiasis or Nephrocalcinosis 2016
    2016 Re: Renal Tubular Dysfunction in Pediatric Urolithiasis: Proteomic Evidence 2016
    2016 Re: Ways of Calcium Reabsorption in the Kidney 2016
    2016 Robotic Anatrophic Nephrolithotomy Utilizing Near-infrared Fluorescence Image-guidance: Idea, Development, Exploration, Assessment, and Long-term Monitoring (IDEAL) Stage 0 Animal Model Study 2016
    2016 Evaluation of Renal Function after Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy—Does the Number of Percutaneous Access Tracts Matter? 2016
    2016 Monocyte Mitochondrial Function in Calcium Oxalate Stone Formers 2016
    2016 Re: Glycolate Oxidase is a Safe and Efficient Target for Substrate Reduction Therapy in a Mouse Model of Primary Hyperoxaluria Type I 2016
    2016 Re: Oxalate Contents of Commonly Used Chinese Medicinal Herbs 2016
    2016 Re: Oxalate Induces Breast Cancer 2016
    2016 Re: Predictors of Incident ESRD among Patients with Primary Hyperoxaluria Presenting prior to Kidney Failure 2016
    2016 Join the premier research office in the field of endourology 2016
    2016 Re: Characterization of Urinary Stone Composition by Use of Third-Generation Dual-Source Dual-Energy CT with Increased Spectral Separation 2016
    2016 Re: Detection of Different Kidney Stone Types: An Ex Vivo Comparison of Ultrashort Echo Time MRI to Reference Standard CT 2016
    2016 Re: The Role of Calbindin-D28k on Renal Calcium and Magnesium Handling during Treatment with Loop and Thiazide Diuretics 2016
    2016 Oxalate Concentrations in Human Gastrointestinal Fluid 2016
    2016 Re: Imaging and surgical utilization for pediatric cystinuria patients: A single-institution cohort study: Editorial comment 2016
    2016 Re: Impact of retrograde flexible ureteroscopy and intracorporeal lithotripsy on kidney functional outcomes: Editorial comment: Editorial comment 2016
    2016 Re: Modular flexible ureteroscopy and holmium laser lithotripsy for the treatment of renal and proximal ureteral calculi: A single-surgeon experience of 382 cases: Editorial comment 2016
    2016 Re: The efficacy of peritubal analgesic infiltration in postoperative pain following percutaneous nephrolithotomy - A prospective randomized controlled study: Editorial comment 2016
    2016 Join the premier research office in the field of endourology: Ex pluribus unum: An update on the CROES ureteroscopy global study 2016
    2016 Preoperative JJ stent placement in ureteric and renal stone treatment: Results from the Clinical Research Office of Endourological Society (CROES) ureteroscopy (URS) Global Study 2016
    2016 Re: Flexible Ureterorenoscopy and Laser Lithotripsy for the Treatment of Allograft Kidney Lithiasis 2016
    2016 Re: Impact of Hours Worked by a Urologist prior to Performing Ureteroscopy on its Safety and Efficacy 2016
    2016 Re: Predictive Value of Leukocytosis for Infectious Complications after Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy 2016
    2016 Re: Pyridoxamine and Pyridoxal are More Effective than Pyridoxine in Rescuing Folding-Defective Variants of Human Alanine:Glyoxylate Aminotransferase Causing Primary Hyperoxaluria Type I 2016
    2016 Salvage Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy: Analysis of Outcomes following Initial Treatment Failure 2016
    2016 Re: Alkali Replacement Raises Urinary Citrate Excretion in Patients with Topiramate-Induced Hypocitraturia 2016
    2016 Re: Altered Calcium and Vitamin D Homeostasis in First-Time Calcium Kidney Stone-Formers 2016
    2016 Re: Do Kidney Stone Formers Have a Kidney Disease? 2016
    2016 Re: EAU Guidelines on Interventional Treatment for Urolithiasis 2016
    2016 Lowering urinary oxalate excretion to decrease calcium oxalate stone disease 2016
    2016 Oxalate formation from glyoxal in erythrocytes 2016
    2016 Re: Can Sexual Intercourse be an Alternative Therapy for Distal Ureteral Stones? A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Study: Editorial Comment: Editorial Comment 2016
    2016 Re: Effect of Demographics on Excretion of Key Urinary Factors Related to Kidney Stone Risk: Editorial Comment: Editorial Comment 2016
    2016 Re: Hyperoxaluria and Genitourinary Disorders in Children Ingesting Almond Milk Products: Editorial Comment 2016
    2016 Re: Medical Expulsive Therapy for Pediatric Urolithiasis: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis: Editorial Comment 2016
    2016 Re: Stone Composition among First-Time Symptomatic Kidney Stone Formers in the Community: Editorial Comment 2016
    2016 Best of the 2016 AUA Annual Meeting: Highlights From the 2016 American Urological Association Annual Meeting, May 6-10, 2016, San Diego, CA. 2016
    2016 Re: Clinically Insignificant Residual Fragments: Is it an Appropriate Term in Children? Editorial Comment 2016
    2016 Re: Flexible Ureteroscopic Laser Lithotripsy for Upper Urinary Tract Stone Disease in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury Editorial Comment 2016
    2016 Re: Surgical Management of Stone Disease in Patients with Primary Hyperoxaluria Editorial Comment 2016
    2016 Re: Ureteroscopic Management of Asymptomatic and Symptomatic Simple Parapelvic Renal Cysts Editorial Comment 2016
    2016 The Role of Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy. 2016
    2015 Re: Does stepwise voltage ramping protect the kidney from injury during extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy? Results of a prospective randomized trial 2015
    2015 Re: Hypercalciuria may persist after successful parathyroid surgery and it is associated with parathyroid hyperplasia 2015
    2015 Re: Medical Expulsive Therapy in Adults with Ureteric Colic: A Multicentre, Randomised, Placebo-Controlled Trial 2015
    2015 Re: Feasibility of discriminating uric acid from non-uric acid renal stones using consecutive spatially registered low- and high-energy scans obtained on a conventional CT scanner 2015
    2015 Re: Surgical management of stone disease in patients with primary hyperoxaluria 2015
    2015 Re: Fourteen monogenic genes account for 15% of nephrolithiasis/nephrocalcinosis 2015
    2015 Re: Metabolic evaluation and recurrence prevention for urinary stone patients: EAU guidelines 2015
    2015 Re: Quantification of asymptomatic kidney stone burden by computed tomography for predicting future symptomatic stone events 2015
    2015 Re: The ROKS nomogram for predicting a second symptomatic stone episode 2015
    2015 Re: Caffeine intake and the risk of kidney stones: Editorial comment 2015
    2015 Re: Do the residual fragments after shock wave lithotripsy affect the quality of life? 2015
    2015 Re: Management of calyceal diverticular calculi: A comparison of percutaneous nephrolithotomy and flexible ureterorenoscopy 2015
    2015 Re: Nephrocalcinosis is a risk factor for kidney failure in primary hyperoxaluria 2015
    2015 Re: Oxalate content of food: A tangled web 2015
    2015 Re: Ultrasonography versus computed tomography for suspected nephrolithiasis 2015
    2015 A Prospective, Multi-Institutional Study of Flexible Ureteroscopy for Proximal Ureteral Stones Smaller than 2 cm 2015
    2015 Best of the 2015 AUA Annual Meeting: Highlights From the 2015 American Urological Association Annual Meeting, May 15-19, 2015, New Orleans, LA. 2015
    2015 Optimizing Stone-free Rates With Ureteroscopy. 2015
    2015 Phenotype-Genotype correlations and estimated carrier frequencies of primary hyperoxaluria 2015
    2015 Re: Adverse events resulting from lasers used in urology 2015
    2015 Re: Analysis of Commercial Kidney Stone Probiotic Supplements: Editorial Comment 2015
    2015 Re: Antimicrobial resistance patterns in cases of obstructive pyelonephritis secondary to stones: Editorial comment 2015
    2015 Re: Asymptomatic lower pole small renal stones: Shock wave lithotripsy, flexible ureteroscopy, or observation? A prospective randomized trial 2015
    2015 Re: Biopsy Proven Medullary Sponge Kidney: Clinical Findings, Histopathology, and Role of Osteogenesis in Stone and Plaque Formation: Editorial Comment 2015
    2015 Re: CKD and its Risk Factors among Patients with Cystinuria 2015
    2015 Re: Clinical outcomes after ureteroscopic lithotripsy in patients who initially presented with urosepsis: Matched pair comparison with elective ureteroscopy: Editorial comment 2015
    2015 Re: Comparison between extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and ureteroscopic lithotripsy for treating large proximal ureteral stones: A meta-analysis 2015
    2015 Re: Demographics and Characterization of 10,282 Randall Plaque-Related Kidney Stones: A New Epidemic? Editorial Comment 2015
    2015 Re: Determinants of nephrostomy tube dislodgment after percutaneous nephrolithotomy 2015
    2015 Re: Development of a phenotypic high-content assay to identify pharmacoperone drugs for the treatment of primary hyperoxaluria type 1 by high-throughput screening 2015
    2015 Re: Dietary and pharmacologic management to prevent recurrent nephrolithiasis in adults: A clinical practice guideline from the American college of physicians: Editorial comment 2015
    2015 Re: Effect of Potassium Citrate on Calcium Phosphate Stones in a Model of Hypercalciuria 2015
    2015 Re: Effect of extrusion variables (temperature, moisture) on the antinutrient components of cereal brans 2015
    2015 Re: Influence of saline on temperature profile of laser lithotripsy activation 2015
    2015 Re: Long-term urine biobanking: Storage stability of clinical chemical parameters under moderate freezing conditions without use of preservatives 2015
    2015 Re: Nomogram to predict uric acid kidney stones based on patient's age, BMI and 24-hour urine profiles: A multicentre validation 2015
    2015 Re: Oxalobacter formigenes: Opening the Door to Probiotic Therapy for the Treatment of Hyperoxaluria: Editorial Comment 2015
    2015 Re: Paraplegia-quadriplegia independently increases all percutaneous nephrolithotomy complications: A comparative study using the modified clavien system 2015
    2015 Re: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy in pelvic kidneys: Is the ultrasound-guided puncture safe? 2015
    2015 Re: Pharmacologic rescue of an enzyme-trafficking defect in primary hyperoxaluria 1 2015
    2015 Re: Predicting an effective ureteral access sheath insertion: A bicenter prospective study 2015
    2015 Re: Predicting urinary stone composition based on single-energy noncontrast computed tomography: the challenge of cystine 2015
    2015 Re: Prospective evaluation of urinary metabolic indices in severely obese adolescents after weight loss surgery 2015
    2015 Re: Randomized and double-blinded clinical trial of the safety and calcium kidney stone dissolving efficacy of lapis judaicus 2015
    2015 Re: Safety, minimization, and awareness radiation training reduces fluoroscopy time during unilateral ureteroscopy 2015
    2015 Re: The G allele of CaSR R990G polymorphism increases susceptibility to urolithiasis and hypercalciuria: Evidences from a comprehensive meta-analysis 2015
    2015 Re: Ultrasound acoustic shadow width is an accurate predictor of kidney stone size 2015
    2015 Re: Ureteroscopy for stone disease in the paediatric population - A systematic review 2015
    2015 Re: Urine Proteomic Analysis in Cystinuric Children with Renal Stones 2015
    2015 Re: Vascular calcification and bone mineral density in recurrent kidney stone formers 2015
    2015 Stone specialist, cancer surgeon, or both? optimizing the endourology fellowship training model 2015
    2014 ACR appropriateness Criteria® Postradical prostatectomy irradiation in prostate cancer 2014
    2014 Re: Diet and risk of kidney stones in the oxford cohort of the european prospective investigation into cancer and nutrition (EPIC): Editorial comment 2014
    2014 Re: Activity, energy intake, obesity, and the risk of incident kidney stones in postmenopausal women: A report from the women's health initiative: Editorial comment 2014
    2014 Re: Comparison between spinal and general anesthesia in percutaneous nephrolithotomy: Editorial comment 2014
    2014 Re: Differences in ureteroscopic stone treatment and outcomes for distal, mid-, proximal, or multiple ureteral locations: The clinical research office of the endourological society ureteroscopy global study: Editorial comment 2014
    2014 Re: Improving the lens design and performance of a contemporary electromagnetic shock wave lithotripter: Editorial comment 2014
    2014 Fish oil supplementation and urinary oxalate excretion in normal subjects on a low-oxalate diet 2014
    2014 Standardization of patient outcomes reporting in percutaneous nephrolithotomy 2014
    2014 Editorial comment 2014
    2014 Editorial comment 2014
    2014 Editorial comment 2014
    2014 Editorial comment 2014
    2014 Editorial comment 2014
    2014 Editorial comment 2014
    2014 Editorial comment 2014
    2014 ACR Appropriateness Criteria high-dose-rate brachytherapy for prostate cancer 2014
    2014 ACR appropriateness criterias definitive external-beam irradiation in stage T1 and T2 prostate cancer 2014
    2014 Editorial comment 2014
    2014 Editorial comment 2014
    2014 Editorial comment 2014
    2014 Editorial comment 2014
    2014 Editorial comment 2014
    2014 Editorial comment 2014
    2014 Editorial comment for Choi et al. 2014
    2014 Medical management of kidney stones: AUA guideline 2014
    2014 Re: Age-dependent association between dickkopf-1 and calcium-containing urolithiasis: Editorial comment 2014
    2014 Re: Calcium oxalate crystals induce renal inflammation by NLRP3-mediated IL-1β secretion 2014
    2014 Re: Can obese stone formers follow dietary recommendations?: Editorial comment 2014
    2014 Re: Children with spinal abnormalities have an increased health burden from upper tract urolithiasis: Editorial comment 2014
    2014 Re: Comparative effectiveness of shock wave lithotripsy and ureteroscopy for treating patients with kidney stones: Editorial comment 2014
    2014 Re: Current practices in percutaneous nephrolithotomy among endourologists: Editorial comment 2014
    2014 Re: Dietary interventions for preventing complications in idiopathic hypercalciuria: Editorial comment 2014
    2014 Re: Differences in 24-H urine composition between nephrolithiasis patients with and without diabetes mellitus: Editorial comment 2014
    2014 Re: Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in cystine compared with non-cystine stone formers: Editorial comment 2014
    2014 Re: Heritability of urinary traits that contribute to nephrolithiasis 2014
    2014 Re: In Vitro Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Selected Oxalate-Degrading Probiotic Bacteria: Potential applications in the prevention and treatment of hyperoxaluria: Editorial comment 2014
    2014 Re: Incidence of hypercalciuria and hypercalcemia during vitamin D and calcium supplementation in older women: Editorial comment 2014
    2014 Re: Klotho gene polymorphism of rs3752472 is associated with the risk of urinary calculi in the population of han nationality in Eastern China 2014
    2014 Re: Management patterns of medicare patients undergoing treatment for upper urinary tract calculi: Editorial comment 2014
    2014 Re: Persistence of 1,25d-induced hypercalciuria in alendronate treated genetic hypercalciuric stone-forming rats fed a low calcium diet: Editorial comment 2014
    2014 Re: Regulation of macromolecular modulators of urinary stone formation by reactive oxygen species: Transcriptional study in an animal model of hyperoxaluria 2014
    2014 Re: Renal ammonium excretion after an acute acid load: blunted response in uric acid stone formers but not in patients with type 2 diabetes: Editorial comment 2014
    2014 Re: Role of proximal tubule in the hypocalciuric response to thiazide of patients with idiopathic hypercalciuria 2014
    2014 Re: Stone disease in living-related renal donors: Long-term outcomes for transplant donors and recipients: Editorial comment 2014
    2014 Re: The effect of sodium bicarbonate upon urinary citrate excretion in calcium stone formers 2014
    2014 Re: The impact of unplanned postprocedure visits in the management of patients with urinary stones: Editorial comment 2014
    2014 Re: Treatment of renal stones with flexible ureteroscopy in preschool age children 2014
    2014 Re: Trends and inequalities in the surgical management of ureteral calculi in the USA: Editorial comment 2014
    2014 Re: Urinary lithogenic risk profile in recurrent stone formers with hyperoxaluria: A randomized controlled trial comparing DASH (dietary approaches to stop hypertension)-style and low-oxalate diets 2014
    2014 Reply 2014
    2014 Response to Drs Rogers, Hayes, and Demanes 2014
    2013 Comments 2013
    2013 Internet program for facilitating dietary modifications limiting kidney stone risk 2013
    2013 Re: Acute oxalate nephropathy secondary to orlistat-induced enteric hyperoxaluria 2013
    2013 Re: Ascorbic acid supplements and kidney stone incidence among men: A prospective study 2013
    2013 Re: Association of metabolic syndrome traits and severity of kidney stones: Results from a nationwide survey on urolithiasis in Japan 2013
    2013 Re: Uromodulin upregulates TRPV5 by impairing caveolin-mediated endocytosis 2013
    2013 Re: Renal deterioration index: Preoperative prognostic model for renal functional outcome after treatment of bilateral obstructive urolithiasis in chronic kidney disease patients 2013
    2013 Re: The impact of RIRS for asymptomatic renal stones in patients undergoing ureteroscopy for a symptomatic ureteral stone 2013
    2013 Re: The surgical management of upper tract stone disease among spinal cord-injured patients 2013
    2013 Re: Turbulent water coupling in shock wave lithotripsy 2013
    2013 Editorial comment 2013
    2013 Editorial comment 2013
    2013 Editorial comment 2013
    2013 Editorial comment 2013
    2013 Changing stone composition profile of children with nephrolithiasis 2013
    2013 Ethnicity, medical insurance, and living kidney donation 2013
    2013 Re: Comparison of retrograde intrarenal surgery, shockwave lithotripsy, and percutaneous nephrolithotomy for treatment of medium-sized radiolucent renal stones 2013
    2013 Re: Standardized flexible ureteroscopic technique to improve stone-free rates 2013
    2013 Re: Temporal trends, practice patterns, and treatment outcomes for infected upper urinary tract stones in the United States 2013
    2013 Re: Determinants of urolithiasis in patients with intestinal fat malabsorption 2013
    2013 Re: Predictive factors and management of steinstrasse after shock wave lithotripsy in pediatric urolithiasis - A multivariate analysis study 2013
    2013 Re: The relation between bone and stone formation 2013
    2013 Re: Ureteroscopy in pediatric patients with spinal abnormalities 2013
    2013 The genetic composition of Oxalobacter formigenes and its relationship to colonization and calcium oxalate stone disease 2013
    2013 Re: Chaga mushroom-induced oxalate nephropathy: Editorial comment 2013
    2013 Re: Four of the most common mutations in primary hyperoxaluria type 1 unmask the cryptic mitochondrial targeting sequence of alanine: Glyoxylate aminotransferase encoded by the polymorphic minor allele: Editorial comment 2013
    2013 Re: Incidence of Deflux® calcification masquerading as distal ureteric calculi on ultrasound: Editorial comment 2013
    2013 Re: Medullary sponge kidney: State of the art: Editorial comment 2013
    2013 Re: Urinary stone differentiation in patients with large body size using dual-energy dual-source computed tomography: Editorial comment 2013
    2013 Clinical effectiveness protocols for imaging in the management of ureteral calculous disease: AUA technology assessment 2013
    2013 Re: Abnormalities of 24-hour urine composition in first-time and recurrent stone-formers 2013
    2013 Re: Association between body mass index, lipid profiles, and types of urinary stones 2013
    2013 Re: Recurrent nephrolithiasis in adults: Comparative effectiveness of preventive medical strategies [Internet] 2013
    2013 Re: Predictive factors and management of steinstrasse after shock wave lithotripsy in pediatric urolithiasis - A multivariate analysis study 2013
    2013 Re: Prospective comparative study of two protocols of antibiotic prophylaxis in percutaneous nephrolithotomy 2013
    2013 Re: Stone comminution correlates with the average peak pressure incident on a stone during shock wave lithotripsy 2013
    2013 Re: Ureteroscopic treatment of patients with small, painful, non-obstructing renal stones: The small stone syndrome 2013
    2013 The effects of oxazyme on oxalate degradation: Results and implications of in vitro experiments 2013
    2013 Treatment options for renal cell carcinoma in renal allografts: A case series from a single institution 2013
    2013 Rapid oxalate determination in blood and synthetic urine using a newly developed oxometer 2013
    2013 Re: Bone metabolism and nutritional status during 30-day head-down tilt bed rest 2013
    2013 Re: Urinary stone risk and cola consumption 2013
    2013 Safety and efficacy of removable inferior vena cava filters in anticoagulated patients undergoing percutaneous nephrostolithotomy 2013
    2013 Optimizing shock wave lithotripsy: a comprehensive review. 2013
    2013 Re: Calcium regulation of tight junction permeability 2013
    2013 Re: Differentiation of kidney stones using dual-energy CT with and without a tin filter 2013
    2013 Re: Diversity of faecal oxalate-degrading bacteria in black and white South African study groups: Insights into understanding the rarity of urolithiasis in the black group 2013
    2013 Re: Hyperoxaluric rats do not exhibit Alterations in renal expression patterns of Slc26a1 (SAT1) mRNA or protein 2013
    2013 Re: The role of oxalobacter formigenes colonization in calcium oxalate stone disease 2013
    2013 Re: Urinary metabolic phenotyping the slc26a6 (Chloride-Oxalate Exchanger) null mouse model 2013
    2012 Gas-containing renal stones: Findings from five consecutive patients 2012
    2012 Re: Comparison of renal function and metabolic abnormalities of cystine stone patients and calcium oxalate stone patients in China: Editorial comment 2012
    2012 Re: Predictive factors of the outcome of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for ureteral stones: Editorial comment 2012
    2012 Re: Prevalence of kidney stones in the United States: Editorial comment 2012
    2012 Re: Primary prevention of nephrolithiasis is cost-effective for a national healthcare system: Editorial comment 2012
    2012 Re: Risk factors for perinephric hematoma formation after shock wave lithotripsy: A matched case-control analysis: Editorial comment 2012
    2012 Re: Surgery for primary hyperparathyroidism: Are the consensus guidelines being followed?: Editorial comment 2012
    2012 Re: The effects of ambient temperature, humidity and season of year on urine composition in patients with nephrolithiasis: Editorial comment 2012
    2012 Re: The impact of dietary calcium and oxalate ratios on stone risk: Editorial comment 2012
    2012 Re: A comparison of the metabolic profiles of diabetic and non-diabetic uric acid stone formers 2012
    2012 Re: Improving the interpretation of ureteroscopic biopsies: Use of Bouin's fixative 2012
    2012 Re: Nephrolithiasis in medullary sponge kidney: Evaluation of clinical and metabolic features 2012
    2012 Re: Osteoporosis in paediatric patients with spina bifida 2012
    2012 Re: Urine risk factors in children with calcium kidney stones and their siblings 2012
    2012 Re: Variations between two 24-hour urine collections in patients presenting to a tertiary stone clinic 2012
    2012 Re: Abdominal fat distribution on computed tomography predicts ureteric calculus fragmentation by shock wave lithotripsy 2012
    2012 Re: Laser-guided percutaneous kidney access with the uro dyna-CT: First experience of three-dimensional puncture planning with an ex vivo model 2012
    2012 Re: Renal haemorrhage risk after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy: Results from the Japanese diagnosis procedure combination database 2012
    2012 Re: Slc13a1 and Slc26a1 KO models reveal physiological roles of anion transporters 2012
    2012 Prospective comparison of outcomes of percutaneous nephrolithotomy in elderly patients versus younger patients 2012
    2012 Re: Factors influencing urologist treatment preference in surgical management of stone disease 2012
    2012 Re: Laparoscopic anatrophic nephrolithotomy: Developments of the technique in the era of minimally invasive surgery 2012
    2012 Re: The use of triclosan eluting stents effectively reduces ureteral stent symptoms: A prospective randomized trial 2012
    2012 Re: Ureteroscopy for transplant lithiasis 2012
    2012 Re: Urinary tract infections and post-operative fever in percutaneous nephrolithotomy 2012
    2012 Re: Comparison of percutaneous nephrolithotomy and retrograde flexible nephrolithotripsy for the management of 2-4 cm stones: A matched-pair analysis 2012
    2012 Re: Decreased expression of vitamin K epoxide reductase complex subunit 1 in kidney of patients with calcium oxalate urolithiasis 2012
    2012 Re: Effects of drinking water quality on urinary parameters in men with and without urinary tract stones 2012
    2012 Re: Effects of vitamin e ingestion on plasma and urinary risk factors for calcium oxalate urolithiasis in two population groups having different stone-risk profiles: Evidence of different physiological handling mechanisms 2012
    2012 Re: Evaluation of the optimal frequency of and pretreatment with shock waves in patients with renal stones 2012
    2012 Re: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) versus ureteroscopic management for ureteric calculi 2012
    2012 Re: Omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid in the management of hypercalciuric stone formers 2012
    2012 Re: Prevalence and metabolic abnormalities of vitamin D-inadequate patients presenting with urolithiasis to a tertiary stone clinic 2012
    2012 Re: Shock wave lithotripsy and diabetes mellitus: A population-based cohort study 2012
    2012 Sensitivity of human strains of oxalobacter formigenes to commonly prescribed antibiotics 2012
    2012 The impact of dietary calcium and oxalate ratios on stone risk 2012
    2012 Glyoxal formation and its role in endogenous oxalate synthesis 2012
    2012 Association of randall plaque with collagen fibers and membrane vesicles: Commentary 2012
    2012 Re: Are stone protocol computed tomography scans mandatory for children with suspected urinary calculi? 2012
    2012 Re: Cholinergic signaling inhibits oxalate transport by human intestinal T84 cells 2012
    2012 Re: Hydroxyproline metabolism in mouse models of primary hyperoxaluria 2012
    2012 Re: Hypercalciuria associated with high dietary protein intake is not due to acid load 2012
    2012 Re: Nephrocalcinosis and urolithiasis in children 2012
    2012 Re: Are stone protocol computed tomography scans mandatory for children with suspected urinary calculi? 2012
    2012 Re: Ethylene glycol induces calcium oxalate crystal deposition in malpighian tubules: A drosophila model for nephrolithiasis/urolithiasis 2012
    2012 Re: Hyperoxaluria: A gut-kidney axis? 2012
    2012 Re: Klotho: A novel regulator of calcium and phosphorus homeostasis 2012
    2012 Re: Biochemical determinants of severe lithogenic activity in patients with idiopathic calcium nephrolithiasis 2012
    2012 Re: Changing composition of renal calculi in patients with musculoskeletal anomalies 2012
    2012 Re: Defining hypercalciuria in nephrolithiasis 2012
    2012 Re: Effect of thiazides on bone mineral density in children with idiopathic hypercalciuria 2012
    2012 Re: Impact of insulin resistance, insulin and adiponectin on kidney stones in the Japanese population 2012
    2012 Re: Primary hyperoxaluria type III gene HOGA1 (Formerly DHDPSL) as a possible risk factor for idiopathic calcium oxalate urolithiasis 2012
    2012 The association of cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome with nephrolithiasis 2012
    2012 Re: Anatomical variation between the prone, supine, and supine oblique positions on computed tomography: Implications for percutaneous nephrolithotomy access 2012
    2012 Re: Outcomes of long-term follow-up of patients with conservative management of asymptomatic renal calculi 2012
    2012 Re: Tamsulosin and doxazosin as adjunctive therapy following shock-wave lithotripsy of renal calculi: Randomized controlled trial 2012
    2012 Re: Twenty-year prevalence of diabetes mellitus and hypertension in patients receiving shock-wave lithotripsy for urolithiasis 2012
    2012 Multibacterial growth from a surgical renal stone culture: a case report and literature review. 2012
    2012 Re: Chlorthalidone improves vertebral bone quality in genetic hypercalciuric stone-forming rats 2012
    2012 Re: Inhibitory effect of rutin and curcumin on experimentally-induced calcium oxalate urolithiasis in rats 2012
    2012 Re: Novel stone-magnetizing microparticles: In vitro toxicity and biologic functionality analysis 2012
    2012 Re: Oxalate-degrading capacities of lactic acid bacteria in canine feces 2012
    2011 Re: Body fat composition and occurrence of kidney stones in hypercalciuric children 2011
    2011 Re: Medical expulsive therapy using alfuzosin for patient presenting with ureteral stone less than 10mm: A prospective randomized controlled trial 2011
    2011 Re: Predictors for negative ureteroscopy in the management of upper urinary tract stone disease 2011
    2011 Re: Randomized prospective trial comparing immediate versus delayed ureteroscopy for patients with ureteral calculi and normal renal function who present to the emergency department 2011
    2011 Re: Reduction of plasma oxalate levels by oral application of oxalobacter formigenes in 2 patients with infantile oxalosis 2011
    2011 Difficulties with access in percutaneous renal surgery 2011
    2011 Re: Oxalate and sucralose absorption in idiopathic calcium oxalate stone formers 2011
    2011 Re: Pyridoxine and dietary counseling for the management of idiopathic hyperoxaluria in stone-forming patients 2011
    2011 Donor-recipient relationships in African American vs. Caucasian live kidney donors 2011
    2011 Oxalobacter colonization in the morbidly obese and correlation with urinary stone risk 2011
    2011 Crystal growth inhibitors for the prevention of L-cystine kidney stones through molecular design: Editorial comment 2011
    2011 Enteric oxalate elimination is induced and oxalate is normalized in a mouse model of primary hyperoxaluria following intestinal colonization with oxalobacter 2011
    2011 Impact of dietary calcium and oxalate, and oxalobacter formigenes colonization on urinary oxalate excretion 2011
    2011 Metabolism of primed, constant infusions of [1,2-13C 2] glycine and [1-13C1] phenylalanine to urinary oxalate 2011
    2011 A comparative study of artificial neural network and multivariate regression analysis to analyze optimum renal stone fragmentation by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy 2011
    2011 Kidney stones and subclinical atherosclerosis in young adults: The CARDIA study - Commentary 2011
    2011 Evidence for net renal tubule oxalate secretion in patients with calcium kidney stones 2011
    2011 Re.: Nephrolithiasis-associated bone disease: pathogenesis and treatment options 2011
    2011 Editorial comment 2011
    2011 DASH-style diet and 24-hour urine composition 2011
    2011 Determination of renal stone composition with dual-energy CT: In vivo analysis and comparison with x-ray diffraction 2011
    2011 Re: metabolism of fructose to oxalate and glycolate 2011
    2011 A comparative study of clinical value of single B-mode ultrasound guidance and B-Mode combined with color Doppler ultrasound guidance in mini-invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy to decrease hemorrhagic complications 2011
    2011 Changing patterns in iatrogenic ureteral injuries. 2011
    2011 Clinical significance of uric acid dihydrate in urinary stones 2011
    2011 Endovascular covered stenting for the management of post-percutaneous nephrolithotomy renal pseudoaneurysm: A case report: Editorial comment 2011
    2011 Factors affecting the success of ureteroscopy in management of ureteral stone diseases in children 2011
    2011 Heterogeneity in the reporting of disease characteristics and treatment outcomes in studies evaluating treatments for nephrolithiasis: Editorial comment 2011
    2011 Impact of stone removal on renal function: a review. 2011
    2011 Is a safety wire necessary during routine flexible ureteroscopy?: Editorial comment 2011
    2011 Laterality of nephrocalcinosis in kidney stone formers with severe hypocitraturia 2011
    2011 Metabolism of fructose to oxalate and glycolate 2011
    2011 Multicenter experience with metallic ureteral stents for malignant and chronic benign ureteral obstruction 2011
    2011 Oxalate and sucralose absorption in idiopathic calcium oxalate stone formers 2011
    2011 Postmenopausal hormone use and the risk of Nephrolithiasis: Results from the women's health initiative hormone therapy trials 2011
    2011 Re: Clinical Practice. Calcium Kidney Stones: Editorial Comment 2011
    2011 Re: Does Urinary Stone Composition and Morphology Help for Prediction of Primary Hyperparathyroidism?: Editorial Comment 2011
    2011 Re: Ex-vivo ureteroscopy at the time of live donor nephrectomy 2011
    2011 Re: Fasting and postprandial spot urine calcium-to-creatinine ratios do not detect hypercalciuria 2011
    2011 Re: Impact of dietary counseling on urinary stone risk parameters in recurrent stone formers 2011
    2011 Re: Nephrolithiasis in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease: Editorial Comment 2011
    2011 Re: Quantification of urinary stone volume: Attenuation threshold-based CT method-A technical note 2011
    2011 Re: The role of salt abuse on risk for hypercalciuria 2011
    2011 Renal impairment in children with cystic fibrosis 2011
    2011 Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the human Na+-dicarboxylate cotransporter affect transport activity and protein expression: Editorial comments 2011
    2011 The clinical research office of the endourological society percutaneous nephrolithotomy global study: Indications, complications, and outcomes in 5803 patients 2011
    2010 Renal allograft failure due to emphysematous pyelonephritis: Successful non-operative management and proposed new classification scheme based on literature review 2010
    2010 Urolithiasis/endourology 2010
    2010 Metabolism of fructose to oxalate and glycolate 2010
    2010 Editorial comments 2010
    2010 Intrarenal pressures generated during deployment of various antiretropulsion devices in an Ex vivo porcine model 2010
    2010 Medical aspects of endourology 2010
    2010 Laparoscopic urinary stone surgery: An updated evidence-based review 2010
    2010 The effect of restrictive bariatric surgery on urinary stone risk factors 2010
    2010 Hydroxyproline-induced hyperoxaluria using acidified and traditional diets in the porcine model 2010
    2010 Short-term renal outcomes in African American and Caucasian donors following live kidney donation 2010
    2010 Editorial comment 2010
    2010 Kidney stones: a global picture of prevalence, incidence, and associated risk factors. 2010
    2010 Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration and holmium laser lithotripsy: A novel approach to the management of common bile duct stones 2010
    2010 Metabolic syndrome and urologic diseases. 2010
    2010 The effects of bariatric surgery on the kidneys. 2010
    2010 Transitional cell carcinoma within a calyceal diverticulum associated with stone disease. 2010
    2009 Medical aspects 2009
    2009 Intravenous ascorbic acid infusions and oxalate production 2009
    2009 Impact of race and gender on live kidney donation 2009
    2009 Increased protein intake on controlled oxalate diets does not increase urinary oxalate excretion 2009
    2009 Is the internet a reliable source for dietary recommendations for stone formers? 2009
    2009 Effect of soda consumption on urinary stone risk parameters 2009
    2009 Clinical Trials of the Surgical Management of Urolithiasis: Current Status and Future Needs 2009
    2009 Hypocitraturia: pathophysiology and medical management. 2009
    2009 Prevalence of Hyperoxaluria After Bariatric Surgery 2009
    2008 Third joint meeting of the American Urological association and the Japanese Urological association international program at the 103rd Annual meeting of the American Urological association at Orlando 2008: Meeting report 2008
    2008 Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is associated with early increased risk factors for development of calcium oxalate nephrolithiasis: Commentary 2008
    2008 Accuracy of urinary dipstick testing for pH manipulation therapy 2008
    2008 Fructose consumption and the risk of kidney stones: Commentary 2008
    2008 Prospective Randomized Trial Comparing Shock Wave Lithotripsy and Ureteroscopy for Lower Pole Caliceal Calculi 1 cm or Less 2008
    2008 Role of Laparoscopic Stone Surgery 2008
    2008 Quantitative assessment of citric acid in lemon juice, lime juice, and commercially-available fruit juice products 2008
    2008 Hypercalcemic States associated with nephrolithiasis. 2008
    2007 2007 Guideline for the Management of Ureteral Calculi 2007
    2007 2007 Guideline for the Management of Ureteral Calculi 2007
    2007 Evidence that postprandial reduction of renal calcium reabsorption mediates hypercalciuria of patients with calcium nephrolithiasis: Commentary 2007
    2007 Variability of Oxalobacter Formigenes and Oxalate in Stool Samples 2007
    2007 Nephrolithiasis in identical twins: The impact of nature vs nurture 2007
    2007 Management of Cystinuria 2007
    2007 Intestinal and renal handling of oxalate loads in normal individuals and stone formers 2007
    2007 Urinary metabolic evaluations in normal and stone forming children: Commentary 2007
    2007 Current opinion in urology: New insights into nephrolithiasis 2007
    2007 Effect of dietary control of urinary uric acid excretion in calcium oxalate stone formers and non-stone-forming controls 2007
    2007 Uric Acid nephrolithiasis: recent progress and future directions. 2007
    2006 Hydroxyproline ingestion and urinary oxalate and glycolate excretion 2006
    2006 Medical aspects of endourology: Commentary 2006
    2006 Re: The Use of Bowel for Ureteral Replacement for Complex Ureteral Reconstruction: Long-Term Results. B. I. Chung, K. J. Hamawy, L. N. Zinman and J. A. Libertino J Urol, 175: 179-184, 2006 2006
    2006 Repetitive ureteral stenting for management of transplant graft ureteral obstruction 2006
    2006 Xanthine urolithiasis 2006
    2005 Pitfalls in the management of patients with primary hyperoxaluria: A urologist's perspective 2005
    2005 Report on the basic research session 2005
    2005 Genetic and dietary factors in urinary citrate excretion 2005
    2005 Chapter 1: AUA guideline on management of staghorn calculi: diagnosis and treatment recommendations. 2005
    2005 Dietary oxalate loads and renal oxalate handling 2005
    2005 Prospective, randomized trial comparing shock wave lithotripsy and ureteroscopy for lower pole caliceal calculi 1 cm or less 2005
    2005 Sodium bicarbonate to reduce contrast-induced nephropathy. 2005
    2005 Ureterocalicostomy: A contemporary experience 2005
    2005 Ureteroscopic management of renal calculi in anomalous kidneys 2005
    2004 Glycolate and glyoxylate metabolism in HepG2 cells 2004
    2004 The impact of dietary oxalate on kidney stone formation 2004
    2004 Does failure to visualize the ureter distal to an impacted calculus constitute an empediment to successful lithotripsy?: Editorial comment 2004
    2004 Changes in urinary parameters after oral administration of potassium-sodium citrate and magnesium oxide to prevent urolithiasis: Editorial comment 2004
    2004 Percutaneous nephrostolithotomy: Predictors of length of stay 2004
    2004 Quartz stones: Spurious or iatrogenic? 2004
    2004 Utility of frozen section analysis of resection margins during partial nephrectomy 2004
    2003 Computerized tomography guided access for percutaneous nephrostolithotomy 2003
    2003 Percutaneous management of calculi within horseshoe kidneys 2003
    2003 Urologic manifestations of nonurologic disease urolithiasis 2003
    2003 Ileal ureter substitution: A contemporary series 2003
    2003 Kidney and pancreas transplantation at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. 2003
    2002 Changing indications of open stone surgery 2002
    2002 Prostate abscess following intravesical bacillus calmette-guerin treatment 2002
    2002 The impact of cystinuria on renal function 2002
    2002 The role of open stone surgery in 2002 2002
    2001 (L)-2-oxothiazolidine-4-carboxylate in the treatment of primary hyperoxaluria type 1 2001
    2001 Anatrophic nephrolithotomy 2001
    2001 Contribution of dietary oxalate to urinary oxalate excretion 2001
    2001 Lower pole I: A prospective randomized trial of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and percutaneous nephrostolithotomy for lower pole nephrolithiasis - Initial results 2001
    2001 Virtual endoscopy 2001
    2000 Is there a learning curve in diagnosing urolithiasis with noncontrast helical computed tomography? 2000
    2000 Invited commentary 2000
    2000 Are coagulation studies necessary before percutaneous nephrostomy? 2000
    2000 Controversial cases in endourology 2000
    2000 Role of diet in the therapy of urolithiasis 2000
    2000 Ureteroscopic management of patients with upper tract transitional cell carcinoma 2000
    2000 Urethral slough: A rare and previously unreported complication of intravesical mitomycin 2000
    1999 Glycolate metabolism by Hep G2 cells 1999
    1999 Diagnostic and therapeutic laparoscopy for the adult cryptorchid testicle 1999
    1999 Guaifenesin- and ephedrine-induced stones 1999
    1999 Recurrent suture urolithiasis 29 years after open pyelolithotomy 1999
    1998 Iatrogenic superior gluteal mononeuropathy 1998
    1998 Iatrogenic superior gluteal mononeuropathy. 1998
    1998 Glyoxylate synthesis, and its modulation and influence on oxalate synthesis. 1998
    1998 Molecular basis of inherited renal lithiasis 1998
    1998 Genetic and dietary influences on urinary oxalate excretion 1998
    1998 Editorial: Insights into the pathophysiology and treatment of patients with calcium oxalate nephrolithiasis 1998
    1998 Glyoxylate synthesis, and its modulation and influence on oxalate synthesis 1998
    1998 Lower-pole caliceal stone clearance after shockwave lithotripsy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, and flexible ureteroscopy: Impact of radiographic spatial anatomy 1998
    1997 Pathways of hepatic oxalate synthesis and their regulation 1997
    1997 Primary osteosarcoma of the spermatic cord with synchronous bilateral renal cell carcinoma 1997
    1997 Genes in idiopathic calcium oxalate stone disease 1997
    1997 Pathways of hepatic oxalate synthesis and their regulation. 1997
    1997 The effects of (L)-2-oxothiazolidine-4-carboxylate on urinary oxalate excretion 1997
    1997 Update on interventional uroradiology 1997
    1997 Ureteral stones clinical guidelines panel summary report on the management of ureteral calculi 1997
    1996 Is radiographic evaluation of the chest necessary following flank surgery? 1996
    1996 Rhabdomyolysis and myonecrosis in a patient in the lateral decubitus position 1996
    1996 Is radiographic evaluation of the chest necessary following flank surgery? 1996
    1996 Nephrolithiasis due to primary hyperparathyroidism and enteric hyperoxaluria: A case report 1996
    1996 Nephrolithiasis in patients with urinary diversion. 1996
    1996 Re: Family pattern of idiopathic hypercalciuria and its subtypes 1996
    1996 Utility of chest radiography and cystoscopy in the evaluation of patients with localized prostate cancer 1996
    1995 Dietary oxalate and its intestinal absorption 1995
    1995 Glucagon increases urinary oxalate excretion in the guinea pig. 1995
    1995 Collagen Injections for Treatment of Urinary Incontinence Secondary to Intrinsic Sphincter Deficiency 1995
    1995 Genetic Factors in Calcium Oxalate Stone Disease 1995
    1995 Glucagon increases urinary oxalate excretion in the guinea pig 1995
    1994 Changing incidence and etiology of iatrogenic ureteral injuries. 1994
    1994 Changing incidence and etiology of iatrogenic ureteral injuries 1994
    1994 Hemorrhagic cystitis inbone marrow transplantation 1994
    1994 Inguinal lymphadenectomy anis primarygroin reconstruction using rectos abdominis muscle flaps in patients with penile cancer 1994
    1994 Nephrolithiasis clinical guidelines panel summary report on the management of staghorn calculi 1994
    1994 Pretransplant urologic evaluation 1994
    1994 Role of Laparoscopic Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection in the Management of Patients with Penile Cancer and Inguinal Adenopathy 1994
    1994 Role of intraoperative ultrasonography in urology 1994
    1994 Should one perform open surgery in 1994? 1994
    1993 Current indications for open stone surgery 1993
    1993 Effectiveness of laparoscopic varicocelectomy 1993
    1993 Effects of hemodialysis on prostate-specific antigen 1993
    1993 Obliterative pyeloureteritis: A complication of stone disease in patients with urinary conduit diversion 1993
    1993 Relationship of protein intake to urinary oxalate and glycolate excretion 1993
    1992 Imaging features of infiltrating renal lesions 1992
    1992 Rigid ureteroscopy 1992
    1991 A comparison of anatrophic nephrolithotomy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy with and without extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for management of patients with staghorn calculi 1991
    1991 Canine Transurethral Laser-Induced Prostatectomy 1991
    1991 Intraoperative renal ultrasonography: A useful adjunct to partial nephrectomy 1991
    1991 Spontaneous perinephric hemorrhage: Imaging and management 1991
    1990 Association of antisper antibodies with chronic nonbacterial priostatitis 1990
    1989 A lack of coordination in the release of urinary lysosomal and brush border enzymes following renovascular surgery 1989
    1989 Pediatric urology 1989
    1989 The role of open stone surgery since extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. 1989
    1989 Neoadjuvant treatment of stages T2 to T4 bladder cancer with cis-platinum, cyclophosphamide and doxorubicin. 1989
    1989 Effects of shock waves on the rat ovary. 1989
    1989 Effects of shock waves on the rat ovary 1989
    1989 Neoadjuvant treatment of stages T2 to T4 bladder cancer with cis-platinum, cyclophosphamide and doxorubicin 1989
    1989 Selective elevation of urinary enzyme levels after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy 1989
    1989 The role of open stone surgery since extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy 1989
    1988 Ureteral obstruction secondary to a vena caval clip. 1988
    1988 Radiologic contribution to the management of patients undergoing extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. 1988
    1988 Ureteral obstruction secondary to a vena caval clip 1988
    1988 Urethrovasocutaneous fistula 1988
    1987 Urinoma detected by dual isotope renogram-cystogram 1987
    1986 Postoperative anatrophic nephrolithotomy bleeding 1986
    1985 Metabolic action of prolactin in regressing prostate: Independent of androgen action 1985
    1985 Pediatric anatrophic nephrolithotomy 1985
    1984 Efficacy of polyglycolic acid (PGA) tubing stents in ureteroureterostomies 1984
    1984 Action of prolactin in regressing prostate: Independent of action mediated by androgen receptors 1984
    1984 Clear cell adenocarcinoma of the urethra 1984
    1983 Prognostic significance of tumor grade and stage in the patient with carcinoma of the prostate 1983
    1983 Transurethral removal of migrated indwelling ureteral stents: A new technique 1983

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2013 Instrumentation and Surgical Technique: Step-by-Step Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy: Multiple Access.  134-142. 2013
    2011 Autotransplantation and ureteric replacement: In whom and how?.  601-616. 2011
    2009 Complications of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.  155-160. 2009

    Education And Training

  • Northwestern University Hospital, Internship 1979
  • Northwestern University Hospital, Residency 1982
  • Full Name

  • Dean Assimos