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Epidemiology of nephrolithiasis.
J Nephrol 2000 Nov-Dec; 13 Suppl 3:S45-50JN

Abstract

The overall probability of forming stones differs in various parts of the world: 1-5% in Asia, 5-9% in Europe, 13% in North America, 20% in Saudi Arabia. The composition of stones and their location in the urinary tract, bladder or kidneys may also significantly differ in different countries. Moreover, in the same region, the clinical and metabolic patterns of stone disease can change over time. We examined some epidemiological evidence about the main risk factors for stone formation, both individual and environmental. A slightly higher rate of renal stone disease emerged in males than in females, and in white Caucasians than in Blacks. Stones in the upper urinary tract appear to be related to the life-style, being more frequent among affluent people, living in developed countries, with high animal protein consumption. Bladder stones are nowadays mainly seen in the Third World, on account of very poor socio-economic conditions. A high frequency of stone formation among hypertensive patients has been reported, and among those with high body mass as well. There is no evidence of any rise in the risk of stone formation in relation to dietary calcium intake or tap water hardness.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Renal Stone Center, Mauriziano Umberto I Hospital, Turin, Italy.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11132032

Citation

Ramello, A, et al. "Epidemiology of Nephrolithiasis." Journal of Nephrology, vol. 13 Suppl 3, 2000, pp. S45-50.
Ramello A, Vitale C, Marangella M. Epidemiology of nephrolithiasis. J Nephrol. 2000;13 Suppl 3:S45-50.
Ramello, A., Vitale, C., & Marangella, M. (2000). Epidemiology of nephrolithiasis. Journal of Nephrology, 13 Suppl 3, pp. S45-50.
Ramello A, Vitale C, Marangella M. Epidemiology of Nephrolithiasis. J Nephrol. 2000;13 Suppl 3:S45-50. PubMed PMID: 11132032.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Epidemiology of nephrolithiasis. AU - Ramello,A, AU - Vitale,C, AU - Marangella,M, PY - 2000/12/29/pubmed PY - 2001/3/7/medline PY - 2000/12/29/entrez SP - S45 EP - 50 JF - Journal of nephrology JO - J. Nephrol. VL - 13 Suppl 3 N2 - The overall probability of forming stones differs in various parts of the world: 1-5% in Asia, 5-9% in Europe, 13% in North America, 20% in Saudi Arabia. The composition of stones and their location in the urinary tract, bladder or kidneys may also significantly differ in different countries. Moreover, in the same region, the clinical and metabolic patterns of stone disease can change over time. We examined some epidemiological evidence about the main risk factors for stone formation, both individual and environmental. A slightly higher rate of renal stone disease emerged in males than in females, and in white Caucasians than in Blacks. Stones in the upper urinary tract appear to be related to the life-style, being more frequent among affluent people, living in developed countries, with high animal protein consumption. Bladder stones are nowadays mainly seen in the Third World, on account of very poor socio-economic conditions. A high frequency of stone formation among hypertensive patients has been reported, and among those with high body mass as well. There is no evidence of any rise in the risk of stone formation in relation to dietary calcium intake or tap water hardness. SN - 1121-8428 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11132032/Epidemiology_of_nephrolithiasis_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -