Kidney stones and kidney function loss: a cohort study

@article{Alexander2012KidneySA,
  title={Kidney stones and kidney function loss: a cohort study},
  author={R. T. Alexander and B. Hemmelgarn and N. Wiebe and A. Bello and C. Morgan and S. Samuel and S. Klarenbach and G. Curhan and M. Tonelli},
  journal={The BMJ},
  year={2012},
  volume={345}
}
  • R. T. Alexander, B. Hemmelgarn, +6 authors M. Tonelli
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • The BMJ
  • Objective To investigate whether the presence of kidney stones increase the risk of end stage renal disease (ESRD) or other adverse renal outcomes. Design A registry cohort study using validated algorithms based on claims and facility utilisation data. Median follow-up of 11 years. Setting Alberta, Canada, between 1997 and 2009. Participants 3 089 194 adult patients without ESRD at baseline or a history of pyelonephritis. Of these, 1 954 836 had outpatient serum creatinine measurements and were… CONTINUE READING
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