Pharmacological Prevention of Renal Calcium Stones After Extracorporeal Shock-Wave Lithotripsy
Since the advent of extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL), some clinicians have questioned the medical approach in the management of nephrolithiasis (1, 2). New machines require little or no anesthesia so treatment has become faster and safer. In order to re-evaluate the role of medical treatment in the prevention of renal calcium stones, we surveyed the long-term results of pharmacological treatment in our stone clinic.
KeywordsUric Acid Stone Disease Potassium Citrate Calcium Stone Stone Episode
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