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Stone Pass: Kidney Stones
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Kidney stone passing or surgery?
If you suffer from kidney stones (a condition called nephrolithiasis), Stone Pass helps you make decisions with your doctor — through real data about what happened with people who had a kidney stone similar to yours.
**How It Works **
1. Enter information about your kidney stone (also known as a calculus of kidney or a ureteric stone)
- Enter your stone's size and location, as given by your healthcare provider
- Take a quick assessment to measure your kidney stone pain
2. Get information to make a more informed decision
- See what percentage of people tried to pass their stone
- See how many of those were successful in kidney stone passing
- See how your pain compares to others with similar stones
- See how your stone's size compares to all people with a stone
Hopefully, you only have a kidney stone once in your life. But this means that you are forced to make decisions about your care without personal experience. The three most important factors in stone decision making are the size and location of the stone and pain severity. You can’t change the stone’s size or location, but you can understand how kidney stone pain affects decision making.
Stone Pass will show how your stone compares to others, what kidney stone treatment decisions they made, and how their stone resolved. Whether your kidney stone passes on its own or requires treatment such as lithotripsy, ureteroscopy or percutaneous nephrolithotomy, our goal is that you use this information to communicate more effectively with your care provider and make the best decision for your specific situation.
Stone Pass was developed for community education by Dr. Andrew Portis.
Dr. Portis is a board certified urologist specializing in stone disease since 2000. He founded the HealthEast Kidney Stone Institute in St Paul, MN, USA. They created the nation’s first Joint Commission Disease Specific Care Certification in kidney stone disease in 2013.
With Stone Pass, Dr Portis shares his experience in caring for over 15,000 patients like you, trying to make decisions about their kidney stones.
**Source Data **
Outcomes of over 1,600 patients reported on a monthly basis to the Joint Commission as an element of Disease Specific Certification in Kidney Stone Disease have been stripped of any patient specific identification and is presented in an accessible fashion for this app.
Patient Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS®) Pain Intensity scale 3a v1.0 is integrated within app with permission from HealthMeasures.
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