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CALCIUM OXALATE STONES

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427913/predicting-the-stone-composition-of-children-preoperatively-by-hounsfield-unit-detection-on-non-contrast-computed-tomography
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Mesut Altan, Burak Çitamak, Ali Cansu Bozaci, Altan Güneş, Hasan Serkan Doğan, Mithat Haliloğlu, Serdar Tekgül
INTRODUCTION: Many studies have been performed on adult patients to reveal the relationship between Hounsfield unit (HU) value and composition of stone, but none have focused on childhood. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to predict stone composition by HU properties in pre-intervention non-contrast computed tomography (NCCT) in children. This could help to orient patients towards more successful interventions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data of 94 children, whose pre-intervention NCCT and post-interventional stone analysis were available were included...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427449/urolithiasis-analysis-in-a-multiethnic-population-at-a-tertiary-hospital-in-nairobi-kenya
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Francis K Wathigo, Alfred Hayombe, Daniel Maina
BACKGROUND: Urolithiasis is a global problem whose incidence is reported to be on the rise across the world. Previously, urolithiasis was reported as being rare among the indigenous African population but recent data suggest otherwise. This study reviewed the demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with urolithiasis seen at the Aga Khan University hospital Nairobi (AKUHN) as well as the chemical composition of the stones and the modalities of therapy used. METHODS: This was a retrospective study which utilized patients' clinical and laboratory records from 2013 to 2014...
April 20, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422036/physicochemical-factors-of-the-urine-of-children-with-hypercalciuria
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Mercedes Ubetagoyena-Arrieta, Jorge Martínez Sáenz de Jubera, María Nieves Corera-Casty, Eduardo González Pérez-Yarza, Irati García-Albizua
OBJECTIVE: Hypercalciuria is a common lithogenic risk factor. The aim of this study was, first, to study the characteristics of urine biochemical factors of children with hypercalciuria (HC) and compare them with those of children without hypercalciuria. Second, to analyze the differences between children with HC and lithiasis (HCL) and children with HC and no lithiasis (HCNL). METHODS: The sample was composed by 111 cases with HC, divided into 2 groups: HCNL group, consisting of 93 cases with no personal history of kidney stones, and HCL group, 18 cases with personal history of kidney stones...
April 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410252/molecular-modifiers-of-kidney-stones
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Bryan G Alamani, Jeffrey D Rimer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review discusses the role of molecular modifiers as inhibitors of kidney stone formation, drawing largely from in-vitro evidence while also citing relevant in-vivo studies. An emphasis is placed on physical observations of crystal growth inhibition, including mechanisms of action that focus predominantly on the literature of calcium oxalate and L-cystine. RECENT FINDINGS: The last decade has witnessed several breakthroughs in the identification of molecules with promise to curb kidney stone formation, as well as discoveries of the mechanisms by which these molecules (or combinations thereof) function as inhibitors of pathological crystal growth...
April 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394535/-metaphylaxis-of-urolithiasis-new-look-modern-approach-implementation-in-a-mobile-application
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N K Gadzhiev, S S Brovkin, V E Grigorev, V V Dmitriev, V A Malkhasyan, D D Shkarupa, A V Pisarev, D V Mazurenko, V M Obidnyak, I N Orlov, S V Popov, N S Tagirov, S V Petrov
AIM: To analyze the sub-segment of mHealth devoted to assessing of the risk of recurrent stone formation and metaphylaxis of stone formation. To design a smartphone application (app.) in Russian language for urolithiasis patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three working groups of urologists from three St. Petersburg clinics searched for downloadable medical applications relevant to the above requirements. After searching and analyzing existing medical applications, the most acceptable design and structure of our own application were identified...
April 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392511/combination-of-vitamin-e-and-vitamin-c-alleviates-renal-function-in-hyperoxaluric-rats-via-antioxidant-activity
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Orapun Jaturakan, Thasinas Dissayabutra, Narongsak Chaiyabutr, Anusak Kijtawornrat, Piyaratana Tosukhowong, Anudep Rungsipipat, Thumnoon Nhujak, Chollada Buranakarl
Hyperoxaluria and oxidative stress are risk factors in calcium oxalate (CaOx) stone formation. Supplement with antioxidant could be effective in prevention of recurrent stone formation. The present study aims to evaluate the protective effects of vitamin E and vitamin C in hyperoxaluric rat. The experiment was performed in rats for 21 days. Rats were divided into 5 groups as follows: control (group 1, n=8), hyperoxaluric rats (group 2, n=8), hyperoxaluric rats with vitamin E supplement (group 3, n=7), hyperoxaluric rats with vitamin C supplement (group 4, n=7) and hyperoxaluric rats with vitamin E and C supplement (group 5, n=7)...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384169/serum-concentrations-of-symmetric-dimethylarginine-and-creatinine-in-cats-with-kidney-stones
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Jean A Hall, Maha Yerramilli, Edward Obare, Jun Li, Murthy Yerramilli, Dennis E Jewell
Serum concentrations of symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA) correlate with renal function in cats and SDMA has been shown to be a more reliable and earlier marker for chronic kidney disease (CKD) compared with serum creatinine (Cr). Calcium oxalate uroliths tend to develop in mid-to-older aged cats and kidney stones may cause a reduction in renal function with increased SDMA, but normal serum Cr. The purpose of this retrospective study was to determine if cats with kidney stones had increased serum SDMA concentrations, and whether SDMA increased earlier than serum creatinine concentrations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373152/the-systematic-classification-of-urinary-stones-combine-using-ftir-and-sem-edax
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Rui-Hong Ma, Xiao-Bing Luo, Qin Li, Hai-Qiang Zhong
BACKGROUND: To explore underlying mechanism of urinary stones formation, the composition and microstructure of urinary stones were analyzed systematically with a large sample study from China. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 2437 urinary stones were obtained from the urology department at our Hospital. The composition of the stones was analyzed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Meanwhile, the microstructure and element distribution were observed with scanning electron microscopy combined with element distribution analysis (SEM-EDAX)...
March 31, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364100/-expression-of-matrix-gla-protein-and-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-in-renal-papillary-tissues-in-patients-with-calcium-oxalate-kidney-stones
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Min Zhu, Feng Zeng, Yu Cui, Xifeng Liu, Hequn Chen
To compare expression levels of matrix Gla protein (MGP) and bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2) in Randall's plaque of renal papillary tissues in patients with calcium oxalate kidney stones and the underlying mechanism for stone formation.
 Methods: A total of 30 samples of Randall's plaque in renal papillary tissues from patients with calcium oxalate kidney stones were collected from the Department of Urology of Xiangya Hospital of Central South University from April, 2015 to December, 2015 and served as an experimental group...
March 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361470/pathogenesis-of-calcium-oxalate-urinary-stone-disease-species-comparison-of-humans-dogs-and-cats
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REVIEW
Allison L O'Kell, David C Grant, Saeed R Khan
Idiopathic calcium oxalate nephrolithiasis is a highly recurrent disease that is increasing in prevalence. Decades of research have not identified effective methods to consistently prevent the formation of nephroliths or induce medical dissolution. Idiopathic calcium oxalate nephroliths form in association with renal papillary subepithelial calcium phosphate deposits called Randall's plaques (RPs). Rodent models are commonly used to experimentally induce calcium oxalate crystal and stone formation, but a rodent model that conclusively forms RPs has not been identified...
March 30, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335665/calcium-oxalate-crystals-induces-tight-junction-disruption-in-distal-renal-tubular-epithelial-cells-by-activating-ros-akt-p38-mapk-signaling-pathway
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Lei Yu, Xiuguo Gan, Xukun Liu, Ruihua An
Tight junction plays important roles in regulating paracellular transports and maintaining cell polarity. Calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) crystals, the major crystalline composition of kidney stones, have been demonstrated to be able to cause tight junction disruption to accelerate renal cell injury. However, the cellular signaling involved in COM crystal-induced tight junction disruption remains largely to be investigated. In the present study, we proved that COM crystals induced tight junction disruption by activating ROS/Akt/p38 MAPK pathway...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331937/whey-protein-and-albumin-effects-upon-urinary-risk-factors-for-stone-formation
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Camila Mithie Hattori, Hans-Göran Tiselius, Ita Pfeferman Heilberg
Protein supplements are consumed for an expected increase in muscle mass and improved exercise performance, but as their impact on lithogenic parameters are unknown, we aimed to evaluate the effects of Whey protein (WP) and Albumin upon the risk factors for nephrolithiasis. WP or Albumin supplements (one scoop/day) were administered for 3 days to 18 healthy volunteers, with 1-week washout period between them. Serum and 24-h urine samples were collected at baseline and after completing each intervention. All participants were asked to replicate their baseline diet during the subsequent urine collection...
March 22, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324150/stress-stones-stress-recurrent-stones-a-self-propagating-cycle-difficulties-in-solving-this-dichotomy
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Montserrat Arzoz-Fabregas, Josep Roca-Antonio, Luis Ibarz-Servio, Dalielah Jappie-Mahomed, Allen Rodgers
Numerous studies have reported an association between stress and urolithiasis. Although urinary risk factors have been measured in several of these, compelling evidence of a causal relationship has not been established. A shortcoming is that alterations in single urinary parameters rather than ratios and quotients, which provide a more synergistic risk evaluation, have been measured. Recently, we speculated about a possible association between chronic stress and stone recurrence. This presents an intriguing dichotomy of whether stress causes stones or vice versa, or whether they are linked in a self-propagating stress-stones-stress-recurrence cycle...
March 21, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314883/stone-former-urine-proteome-demonstrates-a-cationic-shift-in-protein-distribution-compared-to-normal
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Ann M Kolbach-Mandel, Neil S Mandel, Brian R Hoffmann, Jack G Kleinman, Jeffrey A Wesson
Many urine proteins are found in calcium oxalate stones, yet decades of research have failed to define the role of urine proteins in stone formation. This urine proteomic study compares the relative amounts of abundant urine proteins between idiopathic calcium oxalate stone forming and non-stone forming (normal) cohorts to identify differences that might correlate with disease. Random mid-morning urine samples were collected following informed consent from 25 stone formers and 14 normal individuals. Proteins were isolated from urine using ultrafiltration...
March 17, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303631/surgical-outcomes-of-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-in-3402-patients-and-results-of-stone-analysis-in-1559-patients-from-a-single-centre-in-pakistan
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Syed Adibul Hasan Rizvi, Manzoor Hussain, Syed Hassan Askari, Altaf Hashmi, Murli Lal, Mirza Naqi Zafar
OBJECTIVE: To report our experience of a series of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) procedures in a single centre over 18 years in terms of patient and stone characteristics, indications, stone clearance and complications, along with the results of chemical analysis of stones in a subgroup. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analysed the outcomes of PCNL in 3402 patients, who underwent the procedure between 1997 and 2014, obtained from a prospectively maintained database...
March 16, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301430/etiopathogenesis-of-nephrolithiasis-in-ulcerative-colitis-patients-with-the-ileal-pouch-anal-anastomosis
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Zubin Arora, Saurabh Mukewar, Rocio Lopez, Debra Camino, Bo Shen, Phillip Hall
BACKGROUND: Our previous study showed that nephrolithiasis is a common complication in ulcerative colitis patients after ileal pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA). However, the pathogenesis of nephrolithiasis in IPAA patients has not been studied. The aim of this study was to compare urine and serum metabolic compositions in IPAA patients with nephrolithiasis and controls with IPAA and no nephrolithiasis. METHODS: Using cross-sectional study design, serum and 24-hour urine metabolic compositions were compared between IPAA patients with nephrolithiasis (the study group) and those without (the control group)...
May 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260226/toward-a-new-insight-of-calcium-oxalate-stones-in-drosophila-by-micro-computerized-tomography
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Wen-Chi Chen, Huey-Yi Chen, Po-Chi Liao, Shih-Jing Wang, Ming-Yen Tsai, Yung-Hsiang Chen, Wei-Yong Lin
We previously developed an animal model of calcium oxalate (CaOx) deposition on the Malphigian tubules of Drosophila melanogaster as a model of urolithiasis. Here, we introduce a new tool for the study of anatomical structure for Drosophila. As a consequence of technical development, the invention of micro-computerized tomography (CT) has been introduced to the small animal, such as rat and mice. We used Drosophila as a model organism and fed the flies 0.5% lithogenic agent ethylene glycol for 3 weeks. Samples were simply prepared for further scanned by micro-CT to scan samples at 800 nm resolution...
March 4, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258740/uric-acid-versus-non-uric-acid-renal-stones-in%C3%A2-vivo-differentiation-with-spectral-ct
#18
F Lombardo, M Bonatti, G A Zamboni, G Avesani, N Oberhofer, M Bonelli, A Pycha, R Pozzi Mucelli, G Bonatti
AIM: To differentiate uric acid from non-uric acid renal stones based on their spectral attenuation values. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study was approved by the institutional review board and the need for informed consent was waived. Thirty-three consecutive patients (21 men, 12 women; mean age 55 years) with symptomatic urolithiasis underwent dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) using a second-generation dual-source CT system. Stone composition was assessed by means of chemical analysis after extraction or spontaneous expulsion...
February 28, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248014/-clinical-implications-of-shear-wave-ultrasound-elastography-for-evaluation-of-urinary-stones
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I G Kraev, V I Rudenko, A V Amosov, G E Krupinov, T M Ganzha
INTRODUCTION: Currently, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is a minimally invasive treatment for patients with urolithiasis. With advancing medical technology, elastography has evolved as a method for measuring the elasticity of tissues. AIM: To investigate the elasticity of urinary stones for assessing their physical and chemical composition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The elasticity of urinary stones was determined before ESWL in 30 urolithiasis patients (18 men and 12 women, aged 25-65 years) using shear wave ultrasound elastography (SWUE)...
November 2016: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247652/-plant-derived-terpenes-in-treating-patients-with-urolithiasis
#20
Yu G Alyaev, V I Rudenko, A N Perekalina, I G Kraev, Zh Sh Inoyatov
Numerous metabolic abnormalities intrinsic to urolithiasis require drug therapy. At the same time, despite the constant expansion of synthetic drugs, plant-derived medications play a large role in the treatment and prevention of the disease. AIM: To evaluate the effect of a plant-derived preparation Rowatinex in patients with urolithiasis after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) and analyze the changes in blood and urine parameters in patients receiving the preparation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Depending on the type of post-ESWL treatment, patients were divided into two groups...
April 2016: Urologii︠a︡
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