The ROKS nomogram for predicting a second symptomatic stone episode.

  title={The ROKS nomogram for predicting a second symptomatic stone episode.},
  author={Andrew D Rule and John Charles Lieske and Xujian Li and Lee Joseph Melton and Amy E. Krambeck and Eric J. Bergstralh},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN},
  volume={25 12},
Most patients with first-time kidney stones undergo limited evaluations, and few receive preventive therapy. A prediction tool for the risk of a second kidney stone episode is needed to optimize treatment strategies. We identified adult first-time symptomatic stone formers residing in Olmsted County, Minnesota, from 1984 to 2003 and manually reviewed their linked comprehensive medical records through the Rochester Epidemiology Project. Clinical characteristics in the medical record before or up… CONTINUE READING
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