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Title: Risk factors for renal stone formation
Alternative title / Subtitle: a field study
Authors: Muhbes, Fakhria J.
Item type: Conference publication
Keywords: Kidneys--Calculi;renal calculi;Gout;Πέτρα;Νεφροί;Νεφρά;Παράγοντες κινδύνου;Risk factors;Bilhariziasis
Subjects: Medicine
Issue Date: 20-Jul-2014
Date of availability: 20-Jul-2014
Publisher: Μαρβάκη, Χριστίνα
Abstract: Background: Renal stones are one of the most common disorders of the urinary tract. They are solid mass made up of crystals. Renal stones can form when the urine becomes so saturated with a certain minerals. These minerals can create crystals that become stones. The aims of the study were to identify the most common risk factors which may cause urinary calculi and to find out if there is a significant relation between those factors and other variables such as the sex. Method and material: One hundred patients whom diagnosed with renal stone were chosen after several investigations such as urine analysis Ultrasonography and X-ray for kidneys ureters and bladder (K.U.B). An Interview technique was used as a method for gathering data, the researcher and her assistants completed the questionnaires. Results: The results showed that male patients constituted (68%) of the sample and female (32%), in addition there was a statistical difference between the mean and standard deviation for male and female patients. This study also showed that (44%) of the patients whose relative have been afflicted with urinary calculi in comparison with control group are (18%). This study indicated that (33%) of patients had dehydration due to decrease fluid intake and sweating, while (14%) of control group had the same condition. Result showed that (9) out of (20) items were statistically significant, (p<0.01).This means that there were significant relations between renal stones formation and risk factors such as ( Gout, dehydration, Bilharziasis, genetics factors, bed rest, urinary catheter, taking antacids tablets and vegetables). Conclusions: The researcher recommends that increase hydration and drinking a large amount of water is probability the most important step in reducing renal stone In addition, avoid taking too much vegetables and drugs that cause renal stones e.g. antacids and aspirin, moreover, dietary adjustments help in preventing the development and the recurrence of the stones.
Language: English
Citation: Muhbes, F. (December 2012). Risk factors for renal stone formation: a field study. “Health Science Journal”. 6(4):714-725.
Journal: Health Science Journal
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
Appears in Collections:Τόμος 6, τεύχος 4 (Οκτ. - Δεκ. 2012)

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