The impact of climate factors on the prevalence of urolithiasis in Northern Taiwan.

@article{Lin2014TheIO,
  title={The impact of climate factors on the prevalence of urolithiasis in Northern Taiwan.},
  author={Kuo-Jen Lin and Po-Hung Lin and S Chu and Hui Chen and T. W. M. Wang and Yang-Jen Chiang and Kuan-lin Liu and Hsu-Han Wang},
  journal={Biomedical journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={24-30}
}
BACKGROUND Urolithiasis is a common disease with high prevalence and recurrence. Its incidence varies in different geographic locations, and there are evidences that meteorological factors also affect urinary stone formation. The aim of this study is to analyze the effects of climate parameters on the numbers of shockwave treatments for urinary stones in our hospital, in order to understand the effects of these parameters on the prevalence of urolithiasis in northern Taiwan. METHODS We… CONTINUE READING

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