Epidemiology and risk factors in urolithiasis.

  title={Epidemiology and risk factors in urolithiasis.},
  author={Riccardo Bartoletti and Tommaso Cai and Nicola Mondaini and Franco Melone and Fabrizio Travaglini and Marco Carini and Michelangelo Rizzo},
  journal={Urologia internationalis},
  volume={79 Suppl 1},
Stone formation in the urinary tract affects about 5-10% of the population in industrialized countries, although it is very rare in other countries such as Greenland or Japan. The high incidence and recurrence rate contribute to making the urolithiasis a serious social problem. Nowadays, urolithiasis must be considered a 'disease in evolution' for several… CONTINUE READING