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Volume 4 (2004), Pages 35-41
Mini-Review Article

Recurrence Prevention in Patients with Urinary Tract Stone Disease

Department of Urology, Karolinska University Hospital and Division of Urology, Center for Surgical Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Received 5 May 2003; Accepted 22 December 2004

Academic Editor: Anthony Atala

Copyright © 2004 Hans-Goran Tiselius.


Formation of urinary tract concrements is a common disease and steps should be taken in order to elucidate the underlying mechanisms and to give the patients appropriate advice and medical treatment. This present article summarizes the principles for recurrence preventive measures in patients with uric acid, infection, cystine and calcium stone disease. Categories of stone formers are identified with the aim of providing a basis for an individualised treatment with a reasonable patient's compliance. The recommendations are in line with those given by the EAU guideline group for urolithiasis.