Pediatric Calculi: Cause, Prevention and Medical Management

Cesare M. Scoffone; Cecilia M. Cracco


Curr Opin Urol. 2018;28(5):428-432. 

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Risk Reduction Strategies

It is essential to provide a framework for appropriate metabolic evaluation on an individual basis, and regarding treatment and prevention of renal stones in children, for the following significant risk of lifelong recurrence. The early identification of modifiable risk factors and other abnormalities is essential, to prevent related morbidity, chronic kidney disease and associated increased risk of other diseases. The implementation of risk reduction strategies, including dietary modifications and targeted pharmacological therapies, will significantly influence lifelong stone recurrences and preserve renal function.