Recurrence after a single renal stone in a community practice

Miner Electrolyte Metab. 1985;11(4):267-9.


The natural history of recurrence of kidney stones was studied in a community urology practice, in which treatment with agents such as thiazide, allopurinol or oral phosphate has not been consistent or widespread. Using life-table analysis, the mean interval to first recurrence was 8.8 +/- 1.2 years and was not influenced by gender, age at first occurrence, or family history of stones. The tempo of recurrence justifies an individual approach to evaluation and treatment.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Kidney Calculi / diagnosis*
  • Kidney Calculi / genetics
  • Kidney Calculi / surgery
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Recurrence
  • Sex Factors
  • Time Factors