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2020 Mar

Curr Opin Urol



Kidney stones and the opioid epidemic: recent developments and review of the literature.


Krughoff K, Pais VM
Curr Opin Urol. 2020 Mar; 30(2):159-165.
PMID: 31834080.


A public health emergency has been declared in response to rising opioid addiction and opioid-related deaths in the United States. As kidney stones have been identified as an important source of initial and repeated opioid exposures, this review seeks to describe the scope of the problem and report relevant alternatives to opioid analgesia for stones.