Prevalence and epidemiologic characteristics of lower urinary tract stones in Japan.

@article{Yasui2008PrevalenceAE,
  title={Prevalence and epidemiologic characteristics of lower urinary tract stones in Japan.},
  author={Takahiro Yasui and Masanori Iguchi and S. Suzuki and Atsushi Okada and Kazuhiro Niimi and Keiichi Tozawa and Masayuki Usami},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2008},
  volume={72 5},
  pages={
          1001-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To analyze the changes in the annual incidence and epidemiologic details of lower urinary tract stones in Japan, a nationwide survey of urolithiasis was performed. METHODS Data were obtained from all patients who had been diagnosed by urologists in 2005 as having lower urinary tract stones, including both first and recurrent stones. The data were separately enumerated according to hospital size, irrespective of admission and treatment. The study included all hospitals approved by… CONTINUE READING
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