Studies offer valuable advice on stone prevention

July 1, 2003
Glenn M. Preminger, MD

Glenn M. Preminger, MD, a member of the Urology Times editorial council, is professor of urology and director of the Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.

Up to 5% of Americans will be affected by stone disease over the courseof their lifetime. Despite major advances in shockwave lithotripsy and endoscopictechnologies, we must not underestimate the role of medical therapy in preventingstone recurrence. Two studies presented at the recent AUA annual meetingand reported in this issue of Urology Times (see page 10) offer valuablelessons on this aspect of stone management.