Medical and dietary interventions for preventing recurrent urinary stones in children

Authors: Kern A, Grimsby G, Mayo H, Baker LA.

Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD011252. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011252.pub2.

Background

Nephrolithiasis, or urinary stone disease, in children causes significant morbidity, and is increasing in prevalence in the North American population. Therefore, medical and dietary interventions (MDI) for recurrent urinary stones in children are poised to gain increasing importance in the clinical armamentarium.

Objectives

To assess the effects of medical and dietary interventions (MDI) for the prevention of idiopathic urinary stones in children aged from one to 18 years.

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