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Pharmacologic treatment of kidney stone disease.
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PMID:  23177632     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This article reviews the data on pharmacologic treatment of kidney stone disease, with a focus on prophylaxis against stone recurrence. One of the most effective and important therapies for stone prevention, an increase in urine volume, is not discussed because this is a dietary and not a pharmacologic intervention. Also reviewed are medical expulsive therapy used to improve the spontaneous passage of ureteral stones and pharmacologic treatment of symptoms associated with ureteral stents. The goal is to review the literature with a focus on the highest level of evidence (ie, randomized controlled trials).
Authors:
Brian H Eisner; David S Goldfarb; Gyan Pareek
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Urologic clinics of North America     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1558-318X     ISO Abbreviation:  Urol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0423221     Medline TA:  Urol Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21-30     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Urology, GRB 1102, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA. Electronic address: beisner@partners.org.
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