How to perform metabolic evaluation in stone formers

January 1, 2004
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.