Asymptomatic nephrolithiasis detected by ultrasound.

  title={Asymptomatic nephrolithiasis detected by ultrasound.},
  author={Amar D Bansal and Jennifer Hui and David S. Goldfarb},
  journal={Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN},
  volume={4 3},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Data from several countries suggest a recent world-wide increase in the prevalence of stone disease. However, these studies have not analyzed the effect that increases in utilization of imaging modalities have had on detection of asymptomatic stones. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS A retrospective chart review of all patients who had an abdominal or retroperitoneal ultrasound in 2005 at a Department of Veterans' Affairs Medical Center was conducted. The… CONTINUE READING
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