Medical therapy for nephrolithiasis: State of the art

Igor Sorokin, Margaret S. Pearle

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The prevalence of nephrolithiasis is increasing worldwide. Understanding and implementing medical therapies for kidney stone prevention are critical to prevent recurrences and decrease the economic burden of this condition. Dietary and pharmacologic therapies require understanding on the part of the patient and the prescribing practitioner in order to promote compliance. Insights into occupational exposures and antibiotic use may help uncover individual risk factors. Follow-up is essential to assess response to treatment and to modify treatment plans to maximize therapeutic benefit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-255
Number of pages13
JournalAsian Journal of Urology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2018


  • Kidney stones
  • Medical management
  • Medical therapy
  • Nephrolithiasis
  • Pharmacology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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