Inflammatory serum markers predicting spontaneous ureteral stone passage

ConclusionNLR and PLR are inversely associated with SSP of ureteral stones. In adjunct with other indicators, NLR and PLR are inflammatory markers that could be used in the clinical decision of ureteral stone management.
Source: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

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Source: Expert Review of Endocrinology and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Expert Rev Endocrinol Metab Source Type: research
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Source: BMC Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Korean Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Korean J Urol Source Type: research
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