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Korean J Urol. 2014 Dec;55(12):775-9. doi: 10.4111/kju.2014.55.12.775. Epub 2014 Nov 28.

Medical and dietary therapy for kidney stone prevention.

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1
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA.
2
The Cleveland Clinic, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland, OH, USA.

Abstract

The prevalence of kidney stone disease is increasing, and newer research is finding that stones are associated with several serious morbidities. These facts suggest that emphasis needs to be placed not only on stone treatment but also stone prevention. However, there is a relative dearth of information on dietary and medical therapies to treat and avoid nephrolithiasis. In addition, studies have shown that there are many misconceptions among both the general community and physicians about how stones should be managed. This article is meant to serve as a review of the current literature on dietary and drug therapies for stone prevention.

KEYWORDS:

Diet therapy; Drug therapy; Kidney calculi; Nephrolithiasis

PMID:
25512810
PMCID:
PMC4265710
DOI:
10.4111/kju.2014.55.12.775
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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