Kidney stones: pathophysiology, diagnosis and management

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    The prevalence of kidney stones is increasing, and approximately 12 000 hospital admissions every year are due to this condition. This article will use a case study to focus on a patient diagnosed with a calcium oxalate kidney stone. It will discuss the affected structures in relation to kidney stones and describe the pathology of the condition. Investigations for kidney stones, differential diagnosis and diagnosis, possible complications and prognosis, will be discussed. Finally, a detailed account of management strategies for the patient with kidney stones will be given, looking at pain management, medical procedures and dietary interventions.



    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages5
    Pages (from-to)1112-1116
    JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
    Journal publication date11 Nov 2016
    Issue number20
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Nov 2016

      Research areas

    • kidney stones, renal calculi

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