Nephrolithiasis

Publication Title: 
Seminars in Nephrology

Surgical intervention has become an accepted therapeutic alternative for the patient with medically complicated obesity. Multiple investigators have reported significant and sustained weight loss after bariatric surgery that is associated with improvement of many weight-related medical comorbidities, and statistically significant decreased overall mortality for surgically treated as compared with medically treated subjects.

Author(s): 
Lieske, John C.
Kumar, Rajiv
Collazo-Clavell, Maria L.
Publication Title: 
European Urology

CONTEXT: Although numerous trials have evaluated efficacy of diet, fluid, or supplement interventions for secondary prevention of nephrolithiasis, few are included in previous systematic reviews or referenced in recent nephrolithiasis management guidelines. OBJECTIVE: To determine efficacy and safety of diet, fluid, or supplement interventions for secondary prevention of nephrolithiasis. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Systematic review and meta-analysis of trials published January 1950 to March 2008. Sources included Medline and bibliographies of retrieved articles.

Author(s): 
Fink, Howard A.
Akornor, Joseph W.
Garimella, Pranav S.
MacDonald, Rod
Cutting, Andrea
Rutks, Indulis R.
Monga, Manoj
Wilt, Timothy J.
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