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Urol Clin North Am. 2013 Feb;40(1):135-47. doi: 10.1016/j.ucl.2012.09.004. Epub 2012 Oct 23.

Impact of stone disease: chronic kidney disease and quality of life.

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  • 1Department of Urology, Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44120, USA.


This article reviews the impact of stone disease on chronic kidney disease and renal function; evaluating the natural progression of disease as well as the impact of surgical interventions. The impact of stone disease, medical therapy, and surgical therapy for stones on quality of life is discussed.

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