Author(s): Sutherland JW, Parks JH, Coe FL
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Abstract The natural history of recurrence of kidney stones was studied in a community urology practice, in which treatment with agents such as thiazide, allopurinol or oral phosphate has not been consistent or widespread. Using life-table analysis, the mean interval to first recurrence was 8.8 +/- 1.2 years and was not influenced by gender, age at first occurrence, or family history of stones. The tempo of recurrence justifies an individual approach to evaluation and treatment.
This article was published in Miner Electrolyte Metab
and referenced in Family Medicine & Medical Science Research