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Metabolic Evaluation: Underused or Overdone?

  • Juan C. CalleEmail author
  • Manoj Monga
Chapter

Abstract

Stone recurrence is very common. The metabolic evaluation can help direct dietary and medical approaches to stone prevention. What is not known is whether a “directed approach” is more successful than an empiric approach. How many 24-h urine evaluations should be obtained? How often should one follow these patients? These issues and more will be addressed in this chapter.

Keywords

Metabolic evaluation Stone recurrence Nephrolithiasis Stone composition 24-h urine collection 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Nephrology and HypertensionCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Stevan Streem Center of Endourology and Stone DiseaseCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA

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