Indian Journal of Urology
SYMPOSIUM
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44--48

The evolving epidemiology of stone disease


Ksenia Roudakova1, Manoj Monga2 
1 State University of New York, Downstate, USA
2 Stevan Streem Center for Endourology and Stone Disease, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA

Correspondence Address:
Manoj Monga
Stevan Streem Center for Endourology and Stone Disease, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, The Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Ave, Q10 1, Cleveland, OH 44195
USA

The epidemiology of kidney stones is evolving - not only is the prevalence increasing, but also the gender gap has narrowed. What drives these changes? Diet, obesity or environmental factors? This article will review the possible explanations for a shift in the epidemiology, with the hope of gaining a better understanding of the extent to which modifiable risk factors play a role on stone formation and what measures may be undertaken for disease prevention in view of these changing trends.


How to cite this article:
Roudakova K, Monga M. The evolving epidemiology of stone disease.Indian J Urol 2014;30:44-48


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Roudakova K, Monga M. The evolving epidemiology of stone disease. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Sep 28 ];30:44-48
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