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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 91

Urolithiasis and inflammation


Department of Urology, Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital, New Taipei; School of Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan

Date of Submission22-May-2019
Date of Acceptance25-May-2019
Date of Web Publication20-Jun-2019

Correspondence Address:
Stephen Shei-Dei Yang
Department of Urology, Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital, New Taipei; School of Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi University, Hualien
Taiwan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/UROS.UROS_32_19

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How to cite this article:
Yang SS. Urolithiasis and inflammation. Urol Sci 2019;30:91

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Yang SS. Urolithiasis and inflammation. Urol Sci [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Dec 14];30:91. Available from: http://www.e-urol-sci.com/text.asp?2019/30/3/91/260783

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