Impact of obesity in patients with urolithiasis and its prognostic usefulness in stone recurrence.

@article{Lee2008ImpactOO,
  title={Impact of obesity in patients with urolithiasis and its prognostic usefulness in stone recurrence.},
  author={Sang Cheol Lee and Yong June Kim and Tae-Hwan Kim and Seok Joong Yun and Nam Kyu Lee and Wun Jae Kim},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2008},
  volume={179 2},
  pages={570-4}
}
PURPOSE Recent studies have suggested an increased prevalence of urolithiasis and recurrence associated with obesity. We assessed the influence of obesity on stone risk factors as well as on stone recurrence. MATERIALS AND METHODS A database of patient history, body mass index, and serum and urine chemistry was analyzed for 704 consecutive stone formers (467 first time stone formers and 247 recurrent stone formers). Obesity was defined as body mass index greater than 25 kg/m(2). The effect of… CONTINUE READING