STONES: The dark side of stone disease — stones do still kill

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Abstract

A study investigating the mortality attributed to urolithiasis over a 15-year period has noted an increasing rate of death with a simultaneous rise in stone prevalence. However, the exact mechanisms by which nephrolithiasis causes death remains unclear.

Refers to Kum, F. et al. Do stones still kill? An analysis of death from stone disease 1999–2013 in England and Wales. BJU Int.http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bju.13409 (2016)

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