Nephrolithiasis: evaluation and management.

  title={Nephrolithiasis: evaluation and management.},
  author={Zachary Z. Brener and James F. Winchester and Hertzel Salman and Michael Bergman},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  volume={104 2},
Nephrolithiasis is a major cause of morbidity involving the urinary tract. The prevalence of this disease in the United States has increased from 3.8% in the 1970s to 5.2% in the 1990s. There were nearly two million physician-office visits for nephrolithiasis in the year 2000, with estimated annual costs totaling $2 billion. New information has become available on the clinical presentation, epidemiologic risk factors, evaluative approach, and outcome of various therapeutic strategies. In this… CONTINUE READING

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