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JAMA Insights
March 19, 2020

Management of Kidney Stones in 2020

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
  • 2Division of Epidemiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
  • 3Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
  • 4Division of Urology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire
JAMA. Published online March 19, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.0662

Kidney stones are common, painful, and frequently recur. Although precise estimates of the incidence of symptomatic kidney stones for the entire US are unavailable, a Minnesota population-based study reported that between 1984 and 2012, the incidence of symptomatic kidney stones that required treatment increased from 51 to 217 per 100 000 person-years in women and from 145 to 299 per 100 000 person-years in men.1