Guidelines on urolithiasis

H. G. Tiselius, D. Ackermann, P. Alken, C. Buck, P. Conort, M. Gallucci

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Abstract

Objectives: A project was initiated by the Health Care Office of the European Association of Urology in order to formulate common recommendations and guidelines for the treatment of patients with urolithiasis. The basic task for the working group therefore was to extract and evaluate evidence from the literature in order to reach a consensus on how these patients could best be managed. Methods: Extensive reviews of the literature together with a thorough and detailed discussion of the various topics, by a working group including of experts from several European countries, provided the basis for a consensus overview of urolithiasis and its management. Results and Conclusions: Recommendations are given for the management of patients with acute stone colic and for active removal of stones from the ureter and kidney. Moreover, the principles for risk evaluation of patients with recurrent stone formation and appropriate recurrence preventive treatment are given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)362-371
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Urology
Volume40
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Acute stone colic
  • Kidney stones
  • Reccurrence prevention
  • Risk factors
  • Ureteral stones

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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