Translated title of the contribution: Kidney stone disease

Susanne Sloth Osther, Karin Andersen, Margrethe Andersen, Kim Hovgaard Andreassen, Sarah Bube, Lene Hyldgaard Bigum, Henrik Jahn, Helene Jung, Sven Fuglsig, Merete Bendorff Hansen, Brian Kloster, Hanne Kobberø, Søren Kissow Lildal, Dagmar Lunden Liltorp, Sveinar Menne, Mads Nøhr, Nicolai Spjeldnæs, Sukru Oguzkan Topcu, Palle Osther

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Kidney stone disease is rapidly increasing with a strong relationship to metabolic syndrome. This review gives a brief overview of the current state and current treatment modalities. Increasing use of CT and ultrasound scans leads to increased diagnosis of asymptomatic kidney stones, which rarely require treatment. The trend in stone treatment goes towards endoscopic lithotripsy which together with ESWL enables a personalised approach. Obstructive stones with infection require urgent intervention to reduce mortality. Increased fluid intake, dietary changes as well as potassium citrate supplements are the most important elements in stone prevention in the common idiopathic stone disease.

Translated title of the contributionKidney stone disease
Original languageDanish
Article numberV11220687
JournalUgeskrift for Læger
Issue number7A
Pages (from-to)693-969
Publication statusPublished - 3. Apr 2023


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