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calcium urolithiasis

Ravindra D Hiremath, Sunil S Jalalpure
OBJECTIVE: Aim of this study is to evaluate antiurolithiatic potential of whole plant hydro-alcoholic (30:70) extract of Vernonia cinerea Less. in accordance to its claims made in ancient literature and also being one of the ingredients of cystone, a marketed formulation widely used in the management of urolithiasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To induce urolithiasis, 0.75% v/v ethylene glycol was administered orally for 14 days. The curative dose of 400 mg/kg b.w. and preventive doses of 100, 200, and 400 mg/kg b...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
Chilivery Ravi Kiran, Sangilimuthu Alagar, D Priya Darsini Teepica
BACKGROUND: The current study was performed to evaluate the anti-urolithiatic activity of Argemone mexicana L. leaves extracts. METHODS: In vitro experiments (nucleation, aggregation and microscopic assay's) were performed to test the anti-urolithiasis activity of A. mexicana extracted using the four different solvents i.e. petroleum ether, chloroform, methanol, and water. These extracts were tested at increasing concentrations of 25, 50, 75 and 100 mg/ml and compared with the standard drug cystone...
October 10, 2016: Current Clinical Pharmacology
Kiran Imran, Mirza Naqi Zafar, Uzma Ozair, Sadia Khan, Syed Adibul Hasan Rizvi
The goal of this study was to investigate metabolic risk factors in pediatric stone formers in an emerging economy. A prospective, data collection enrolled 250 children age <1-15 years at our center. Risk factors were evaluated by gender and in age groups <1-5, 6-10 and 11-15 years. Patients were evaluated for demographics, blood and 24 h urine for calcium, magnesium, phosphate, uric acid, electrolytes and additional protein, citrate, ammonia and oxalate in urine. All reported values were two sided and statistical significance was considered at p value ≤0...
October 15, 2016: Urolithiasis
Yang Liu, Anniwaer Yasheng, Kang Chen, Chuangxin Lan, Hamulati Tusong, Lili Ou, Yeping Liang, Hans-Göran Tiselius, Guohua Zeng, Wenqi Wu
The Objective of this study is to analyze the difference in renal stone composition between Uyghur and Han children with urolithiasis in China and possible reasons. From May 2011 to September 2013, we analyzed the stone compositions of 274 Chinese children with urolithiasis, including 151 Uyghur children from Xinjiang Province and 123 Han children from Guangdong Province. All the stone components were determined by Infrared spectroscopy and the main components were recorded. We also evaluated the data, including age, gender and geographic region of the patients...
October 15, 2016: Urolithiasis
Emmanuel Richard, Jean-Marc Blouin, Jerome Harambat, Brigitte Llanas, Stephane Bouchet, Cecile Acquaviva, Renaud De la Faille
We report the case of a 78-year-old patient with late diagnosis of hyperoxaluria type III (PH3). He developed renal failure after nephrectomy for clear cell papillary renal carcinoma and complained of recurrent urolithiasis for some 30 years whose etiology was never identified. Biochemical laboratory investigations of urine and urolithiasis composition revealed marked hyperoxaluria but normal levels of urinary glyceric and glycolic acid as well as stones of idiopathic calcium-oxalate appearance. Furthermore, the dietary survey showed excessive consumption of food supplements containing massive amounts of oxalate precursors...
October 13, 2016: Annals of Clinical Biochemistry
Daniel Turudic, Danica Batinic, Anja Tea Golubic, Mila Lovric, Danko Milosevic
: Diagnostic criteria for determination of inclination towards idiopathic calcium oxalate (CaOx) urolithiasis based on biochemical urine parameters are not sufficiently well defined in children. The aim of this study was to determine the risk of CaOx urolithiasis in children from concentrations of calcium, oxalate, citrate, and glycosaminoglycans in urine and their ratios, all standardized in respect to creatinine. We collected and analyzed 24-h urine samples of children with CaOx urolithiasis (n = 61) and compared with urine samples of matched control group of healthy children (n = 25)...
October 11, 2016: European Journal of Pediatrics
Louis Nikolis, Casey Seideman, Lane S Palmer, Pamela Singer, Nataliya Chorny, Rachel Frank, Lulette Infante, Christine B Sethna
INTRODUCTION: Urolithiasis is a condition that is most commonly found in adults, but is becoming increasingly prevalent in children. Little is known about the relationship between blood pressure (BP) and urolithiasis in children. OBJECTIVES: The aim was to evaluate the relationship between urolithiasis and BP, and to determine the association of BP with 24-h urine parameters in children. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed BP and 24-h urine data from children <18 years with and without urolithiasis from 2004 to 2015 at a single tertiary center...
September 18, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Necole M Streeper, Margaret Wertheim, Stephen Y Nakada, Kristina L Penniston
INTRODUCTION: Cystinuria is a rare cause of urolithiasis. Affected patients have an earlier onset and more aggressive disease than patients with other stone etiologies. We assessed the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of cystine stone-forming patients using the disease-specific Wisconsin Stone Quality of Life (WISQOL) questionnaire. METHODS: Cystine patients treated in our stone clinics (n=12) completed the WISQOL questionnaire; information about medical and stone histories were gathered...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Endourology
Amisha Mittal, Simran Tandon, Surender Kumar Singla, Chanderdeep Tandon
Kidney stone formation during hyperoxaluric condition is inherently dependent on the interaction between renal epithelial cells and calcium oxalate (CaOx) crystals. Although modern medicine has progressed in terms of removal of these stones, recurrence and persistent side effects restricts their use. Strategies involving plant based agents which could be used as adjunct therapy is an area which needs to be explored. Plant proteins having antilithiatic activity is a hitherto unexplored area and therefore, we conducted a detailed identification and characterization of antilithiatic proteins from Terminalia arjuna (T...
2016: PloS One
Ali Pourmand, Rahul Nadendla, Maryann Mazer-Amirshahi, Francis O'Connell
In the United States, urolithiasis affects approximately 1 in 11 people, and there is evidence that the prevalence is increasing. A relatively recent treatment strategy for urolithiasis involves using medical expulsive therapy (MET) to increase the likelihood of spontaneous passage of ureteral stones. The 2 leading drug classes for MET are alpha-1-andrenergic receptor blockers and calcium channel blockers. Tamsulosin, an alpha-1-adrenocepter blocking agent, is thought to induce spontaneous stone passage by relaxing ureteral smooth muscle tone...
September 8, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Marcelino Rivera, Chris Jaeger, Daniel Yelfimov, Amy Krambeck
OBJECTIVE: To study brushite stone formers (BSF) change in renal function and overall risk of progression to chronic kidney disease (CKD) over time. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients with urolithiasis on stone analysis was performed from 1995-2003. Stones were classified as brushite if they had at least 10% brushite composition on analysis. Patients with a minimum of 6 years clinical follow-up were included in the study. BSF were matched 1:3 to idiopathic calcium oxalate stone formers (CaOxSF) over the same time period...
September 12, 2016: Urology
Joseph W Bartges
PRACTICAL RELEVANCE: Uroliths occur commonly in the bladder and/or urethra of cats and can be lifethreatening if urethral obstruction occurs. Calcium oxalate accounts for 40-50% of urocystoliths and these stones are not amenable to medical dissolution; therefore, removal by surgery or minimally invasive techniques is required if uroliths must be treated. Medical protocols for prevention involve decreasing urine saturation for minerals that form uroliths. ETIOPATHOGENESIS: Formation of uroliths is not a disease, but rather a complication of several disorders...
September 2016: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
G-M-Y Zhang, H Sun, H-D Xue, H Xiao, X-B Zhang, Z-Y Jin
AIM: To prospectively evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of dual-source dual-energy computed tomography (DSDECT) for predicting the major component and determining the composition of urinary calculi in patients with urolithiasis, using postoperative in vitro Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) analysis as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with known urolithiasis underwent preoperative DSDECT evaluation, and subsequently, underwent surgical removal of the stones...
November 2016: Clinical Radiology
Shujue Li, Wenqi Wu, Wenzheng Wu, Xiaolu Duan, Zhenzhen Kong, Guohua Zeng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The interactions between calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) crystals and renal tubular epithelial cells are important for renal stone formation but still unclear. This study aimed to investigate changes of epithelial cell phenotype after COM attachment and whether L-carnitine could protect cells against subsequent COM crystals adhesion. METHODS: Cultured MDCK cells were employed and E-cadherin and Vimentin were used as markers to estimate the differentiate state...
August 24, 2016: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
Emel Gönüllü, N Şule Yaşar Bilge, Döndü U Cansu, Müge Bekmez, Ahmet Musmul, Nevbahar Akçar, Timuçin Kaşifoğlu, Cengiz Korkmaz
It has been reported that renal stone formation increased in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). However, its reason remains unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate serially the possible risk factors for renal stone formation in AS patients. Two groups consisted of AS patients with renal stone (n = 30), AS patients without renal stone (n = 30), and 20 healthy controls (HC) were included to the study. Parathyroid hormone, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and immunoglobulin A levels and 24 h urine were evaluated at baseline, and three times monthly...
August 19, 2016: Urolithiasis
D Petrini, M Di Giuseppe, G Deli, C De Caro Carella
A 14-month-old intact male Syrian hamster was admitted for lethargy and hematuria. A total body radiographic image and abdominal ultrasonography showed the presence of a vesical calculus. During cystotomy, a sterile urine sample was obtained and sent to the diagnostic laboratory along with the urolith for analysis. Urine culture was found negative for bacterial growth, and the urolith was identified as a calcium-oxalate stone. Diet supplementation with palmitoylethanolamide, glucosamine and hesperidin was adopted the day after discharge...
2016: Open veterinary journal
Takahiro Yasui, Atsushi Okada, Shuzo Hamamoto, Ryosuke Ando, Kazumi Taguchi, Keiichi Tozawa, Kenjiro Kohri
Urolithiasis, a complex multifactorial disease, results from interactions between environmental and genetic factors. Epidemiological studies have shown the association of urolithiasis with a number of lifestyle-related diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Elucidation of the mechanisms underlying urinary stone formation will enable development of new preventive treatments. The present article reviews the epidemiology, pathophysiology and potential treatment of urolithiasis...
August 18, 2016: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
Dong Yang, Hans-Göran Tiselius, Chuangxin Lan, Dong Chen, Kang Chen, Lili Ou, Yang Liu, Shaohong Xu, Guohua Zeng, Ming Lei, Wenqi Wu
Urinary stones and urine composition are the first steps in the process of recurrence prevention, but data concerning the association between the two compositions are scarce in Chinese children with urolithiasis. We retrospectively analyzed the records of children (age range 0-18 years) with urolithiasis in our center between March 2004 and December 2013. Stone analysis was carried out in 382 children and 24-hour urine analysis in 80 children. Analysis of both stone and 24-hour urine composition was completed in 56 children...
August 10, 2016: Urolithiasis
Yijun Yang, Yamin Deng, Yanxin Wang
The prevalence of urolithiasis is increasing across the world and exhibits a distinctive characteristic of geographical distribution. Geographical clustering and major geogenic factors for urolithiasis prevalence in China were investigated. High risks of urolithiasis are found in southern China clustered in coastal provinces such as Fujian and Zhejiang and karst regions such as Sichuan, Chongqing, Guizhou, Guangxi, Guangdong, Hunan, and Hubei. The predominant urinary stone composition is a mixture of calcium oxalate and phosphate...
November 15, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
Alberto Trinchieri, Emanuele Croppi, Emanuele Montanari
There is evidence that obese patients have an increased risk of renal stone formation, although this relationship could be less evident in some populations. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of overweight and obesity on the risk of renal stone formation in a population consuming a Mediterranean diet and to better elucidate the mechanisms underlying the increased risk of urolithiasis observed in obese subjects. We performed a retrospective review of 1698 stone forming patients (mean age 45.9 ± 14...
August 3, 2016: Urolithiasis
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