Metabolic Aspects of Renal Stone Disease

  • Edwin L. PrienJr.
  • Hibbard E. Williams


In previous editions of this chapter, the spectrum of metabolic stone disease was reviewed and updated. Over the past year, most work was devoted to the problem of calcium stone disease. Certain aspects of this disease were pursued with great fervor. In addition, the first double-blind trials of therapy were carried out and yielded unexpected results. Therefore, it seems appropriate in this edition to scrutinize these areas and confine our comments to calcium stone disease, the most common and still the most enigmatic of stone diseases.


Primary Hyperparathyroidism Calcium Oxalate Stone Disease Urinary Oxalate Calcium Stone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edwin L. PrienJr.
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hibbard E. Williams
    • 3
  1. 1.Arthritis Unit, Medical ServicesMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of MedicineCornell University Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA

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