Urolithiasis pp 661-664 | Cite as

Urinary Tract Stone Incidence in the U.S. Veteran Population

  • G. Mandel
  • N. Mandel


The United States veteran population is comprised of primarily older males, a population at risk for urinary-tract stone disease. In response to that need, The National Veterans Administration Crystal Identification Center (NVACIC) was established in 1983 at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the characterization of all crystal-containing Veteran patient samples using high-resolution x-ray crystallographic techniques. Of all samples submitted for analysis, 96.5% were urinary tract calculi.


Calcium Oxalate Stone Disease Recurrent Stone Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Calcium Oxalate Dihydrate 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Mandel
    • 1
  • N. Mandel
    • 1
  1. 1.VA Medical CenterMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA

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