How to perform metabolic evaluation in stone formers

Dean G. Assimos, MD

Dean G. Assimos, MD, is professor of urology, department of urology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

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Brian R. Matlaga, MD, PhD

Brian R. Matlaga, MD, MPH, is a resident in the department of urology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC.

Patients with nephrolithiasis frequently have metabolic abnormalities that promote calculus formation and, when identified and corrected, may attenuate stone activity.