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Babak Hadian, Azita Zafar-Mohtashami, Fershteh Ghorbani
INTRODUCTION: Nephrolithiasis is one of the most common urinary tract diseases. After the first episode of urinary calculus, the risk of recurrence is nearly 40% to 50% at 5 years. Nephrolithiasis is a systemic disease that is associated with some metabolic disorders. This study aimed to provide a picture of the frequency of metabolic abnormalities in patients with nephrolithiasis from west part of Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with recurrent urinary tract calculi referred to the Nephrology-Urology Clinics in Khorramabad city were recruited...
January 2018: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
Vijayabhaskar Reddy Gouru, Vedamurthy Reddy Pogula, Surya Prakash Vaddi, Venu Manne, Ranadheer Byram, Lalith Sagar Kadiyala
Aim: The aim of the study is to identify the prevalence of metabolic abnormalities in children with urolithiasis. Materials and Methods: This is a prospective study; all children below 15 years who are found to have urolithiasis were prospectively evaluated with relevant history, clinical examination, and urine and serum testing. Metabolic workup includes complete urine examination, urine culture and sensitivity, and 24-h urinary analysis (lithorisk profile). Results: A total of 55 patients are included in the study...
January 2018: Urology Annals
Aline A Yacoubian, Rami Nasr
Obesity is a worldwide challenging health problem. Weight loss through medical management of obesity has not always been successful, thus, giving rise to the need for surgical intervention. Bariatric surgery has been shown to be helpful for morbidly obese patients. However, studies have also shown the effect of surgery on stone formation, fertility and erectile function. This review summarizes the main findings of several studies that analyze stone formation and fertility in men as well as erectile function post bariatric surgery...
February 8, 2018: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
Orson W Moe, Li Hao Richie Xu
Hyperuricosuric calcium urolithiasis is a condition of mixed calcium oxalate stones characterized by hyperuricosuria either in isolation or in conjunction with other risk factors for calcium oxalate stones such as hypercalciuria, hyperoxaluria, and hypocitraturia. There are three proposed physicochemical models of pathogenesis where urate in its crystalline phase via heterogeneous nucleation, in its colloidal phase via removal of crystallization inhibitors, and in solution via precipitation crystallization, can all increase propensity to calcium oxalate precipitation...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Nephrology
Andrey V Kustov, Alexander I Strelnikov
PURPOSE: The paper focuses on the relationship of risk factors and metabolic disorders with mineralogical composition of calculi, age and gender of calcium oxalate stone formers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Stone mineralogical composition, 24 hour biochemistry and pH-profile of urine were examined for sixty four stone formers using powder X-ray diffraction, spectrophotometric and potentiometric techniques. RESULTS: The analysis indicated that 44 % of calculi were composed of pure calcium oxalate monohydrate, whereas other 56 % contained both monohydrate and dihydrate or usually their mixtures with hydroxyl apatite...
December 26, 2017: Urology Journal
Tomohiko Yamamura, Kandai Nozu, Yuya Miyoshi, Keita Nakanishi, Junya Fujimura, Tomoko Horinouchi, Shogo Minamikawa, Nobuo Mori, Rika Fujimaru, Koichi Nakanishi, Takeshi Ninchoji, Hiroshi Kaito, Taniguchi-Ikeda Mariko, Ichiro Morioka, Masafumi Matsuo, Kazumoto Iijima
BACKGROUND: Autosomal recessive distal renal tubular acidosis (dRTA) is a rare hereditary disease caused by pathogenic variants in the ATP6V0A4 gene or ATP6V1B1 gene, and characterized by hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis with normal anion gap, hypokalemia, hypercalciuria, hypocitraturia and nephrocalcinosis. Although several intronic nucleotide variants in these genes have been detected, all of them fell in the apparent splice consensus sequence. In general, transcriptional analysis is necessary to determine the effect on function of the novel intronic variants located out of splicing consensus sequences...
December 4, 2017: BMC Nephrology
Dean G Assimos
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December 2017: Journal of Urology
Giovanni S Marchini, Kauy V M Faria, Fábio C M Torricelli, Manoj Monga, Miguel Srougi, William C Nahas, Eduardo Mazzucchi
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the stone risk and the impact of parathyroidectomy on the metabolic profile of patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) and urolithiasis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analysed the prospectively collected charts of patients treated at our stone clinic between January 2001 and January 2016 searching for patients with PHPT and urolithiasis. Imaging evaluation of the kidneys, bones and parathyroid glands was assessed. We analysed the demographic data, serum and urinary variables before and after parathyroidectomy...
February 2018: BJU International
Rosa Guillén, Carlos Ramos, Roger Ayala, Patricia Funes, Irene Ruiz, Jorge Zenteno, Liliana Sosa, Gloria Echague
OBJECTIVE: To determine the lithogenic risk index and its evolution after treatment of paraguayan lithiasic patients. METHODS: This experimental study of temporal series included 28 lithiasic patients of both sexes that attended to the Instituto de Prevision Social in 2012. Basal evaluation included metabolic study and urinary saturation indexes determined by EQUIL software. With this data, a specific treatment was selected for each patient. The follow up included a medical consultation monthly and the metabolic evaluation after 6 month...
October 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
A V Kustov, A I Strelnikov, M A Moryganov, A O Airapetyan, P R Smirnov, E V Lyalyakina, S R Toms
AIM: To identify the most likely metabolic disturbances and risk factors for stone formation in a group of patients with calcium oxalate urolithiasis, and to establish the relationship between the mineralogical composition of calculi and impaired excretion of inhibitors and promoters of stone formation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty patients with calcium oxalate urolithiasis were tested using a complex of physicochemical methods. Patients assessment included evaluation of quantitative mineralogical composition of calculi, daily urine pH profile and daily urinary excretion of urates, calcium, magnesium, oxalate, phosphate and citrate ions...
September 2017: Urologii︠a︡
Francesco Esperto, Martino Marangella, Alberto Trinchieri, Michele Petrarulo, Roberto Miano
BACKGROUND: Nephrolithiasis is a common condition with several studies documenting an increased prevalence over the past four decades. EAU and AUA guidelines recommend 24-hour urine metabolic evaluation in high-risk stone formers. Aim of this study is to retrospectively evaluate the first three years of experience with Lithotest® (Biohealth Italia Srl, Turin, Italy) through the analysis of demographic, clinical and biochemical data collected from a large cohort of patients with kidney stones...
September 7, 2017: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
F Zu'bi, M Sidler, E Harvey, R I Lopes, A Hojjat, N Naoum, M Pokarowski, A J Lorenzo, W A Farhat, F Papanikolaou, J Dos Santos
INTRODUCTION: Hypercalciuria, hypocitraturia and cystinuria are the most common underlying metabolic stone abnormalities in children. The present study compared stone growth patterns, stone burden, and the risk of stone-related surgery among these underlying metabolic conditions. METHODS: A retrospective cohort of 356 children with renal stones, followed from 2000 to 2015, was studied. Differences among metabolic groups were determined using Kruskal-Wallis test; the Scheffé-test was used for multiple comparisons to determine differences among single groups...
August 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Martino Marangella
Citrate is a tricarboxylic acid and an intermediate metabolite of Krebs cycle. It contributes to oxidative metabolism of both kidney and liver. Alkaline sodium or potassium salts have the potential to increase alkaline reserve. In the kidney citrate is completely filtered at the glomerulus, undergoing to 10-40% tubular resorption. Renal insufficiency, even early, metabolic acidosis, potassium depletion induce hypocitraturia. Its importance in nephrolithiasis stems from its ability to form soluble complexes with calcium and to interfere with crystal formation, thus exerting a dual inhibition, thermodynamic and kinetic...
August 1, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
Luming Shen, Xiaoming Cong, Xin Zhang, Ninghong Wang, Ping Zhou, Yan Xu, Qingyi Zhu, Xiaojian Gu
INTRODUCTION: Cystine stone is the only clinical manifestation in patients with cystinuria, which is an autosomal recessive inheritable disease. However, clinical and genetic data vary among patients in different countries. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the characteristics of Chinese pediatric cystine stone patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirteen pediatric patients with cystine stones were evaluated in our clinic between 2012 and 2015. Gene mutations in SLC3A1 and SLC7A9 were investigated...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Mehmet Taşdemir, Dilara Fuçucuoğlu, Suat Hayri Küçük, Meltem Erol, Özgül Yiğit, Ilmay Bilge
BACKGROUND: To investigate relationships among urinary biomarkers [kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1), N-acetyl-β-glucosaminidase (NAG)], neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) levels and renal tubular injury in childhood urolithiasis. METHODS: Seventy children [36 girls, mean age: 7.3 ± 5.0 years (0.5-18.2)] with urolithiasis/microlithiasis and 42 controls [18 girls, mean age: 8.5 ± 3.8 years (0.9-16.2)] were included in this multicenter, controlled, prospective cohort study...
June 26, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
Allen L Rodgers, Dalielah Jappie-Mahomed, Paul J van Jaarsveld
Fatty acid (FA) composition of phospholipids in plasma and red blood cells (RBC) can influence calciuria, oxaluria and renal stone formation. In this regard, the ratio of arachidonic acid (AA) and its precursor linoleic acid (LA) appears to be important. Administration of γ-linolenic acid (GLA) has been shown to increase the concentration of dihomo-gamma linoleic acid (DGLA) relative to AA indicating that it may attenuate biosynthesis of the latter. Such effects have not been investigated in race groups having difference stone occurrence rates...
June 16, 2017: Urolithiasis
Nishant D Patel, Ryan D Ward, Juan Calle, Erick M Remer, Manoj Monga
OBJECTIVE: Vascular calcifications are associated with nephrolithiasis. Although studies have demonstrated correlations with vascular disease and calcium stones in kidney stone formers (KSF), an etiologic link has remained elusive. As a noncontrast CT (NCCT) scan is typically part of a stone evaluation, our objective was to evaluate the association of NCCT-based assessment of abdominal aortic calcifications (AACs) with 24-hour urine parameters and stone composition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-seven KSF were included with CT imaging and 24-hour urine studies...
September 2017: Journal of Endourology
Maria Michela D'Alessandro, Giuseppe Gennaro, Pietro Tralongo, Silvio Maringhini
INTRODUCTION: Prevalence of urinary calculi in children has been increasing in the past years. We performed an analysis of the chemical composition of stones formers of the pediatric population in our geographical area over the years 2005 to 2013. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy was employed for the determination of the calculus composition of a group of Sicilian children, and metabolic studies were performed to formulate the correct diagnosis and establish therapy...
May 2017: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
Valentina Forni Ogna, Anne Blanchard, Rosa Vargas-Poussou, Adam Ogna, Stéphanie Baron, Jean-Philippe Bertocchio, Caroline Prot-Bertoye, Jérôme Nevoux, Julie Dubourg, Gérard Maruani, Margarida Mendes, Alejandro Garcia-Castaño, Cyrielle Treard, Nelly Lepottier, Pascal Houillier, Marie Courbebaisse
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Hypocitraturia has been associated with metabolic acidosis and mineral disorders. The aim of this study was to investigate the occurrence of urinary acidification defects underlying hypocitraturia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective observational study included 67 patients (32 men), aged 40.7±15.1 years with hypocitraturia (<1.67 mmol/24-h) and nephrolithiasis, nephrocalcinosis, and/or bone demineralization, referred to our center from 2000 to 2015...
2017: PloS One
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