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Incidence of upper urinary tract stones.
Miner Electrolyte Metab 1987; 13(4):220-7ME

Abstract

During the last few decades there has been a steady rise of the incidence of upper urinary tract stones in the industrialized countries. Dietary factors, mainly an increased consumption of animal protein, probably explain part of this dramatic change. Little is, however, known how other components of the altered life styles might affect the propensity for stone formation. The prevalence of renal stones, as obtained in postmortem or radiographic studies, is 1-3% without apparent sex differences. In several unselected population surveys the life time risk for males approaches 20% while for females it is 5-10%. The recurrence rate is high and around 50% will experience another stone within 5 years from the onset. The annual incidence is around 1% in males with a peak in the fifth decade. Thus upper urinary tract stones are much more common than is generally appreciated, but most studies of their pathophysiology are only concerned with the small fraction of patients that is investigated in specialized research clinics.

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Language

eng

PubMed ID

3306313

Citation

Ljunghall, S. "Incidence of Upper Urinary Tract Stones." Mineral and Electrolyte Metabolism, vol. 13, no. 4, 1987, pp. 220-7.
Ljunghall S. Incidence of upper urinary tract stones. Miner Electrolyte Metab. 1987;13(4):220-7.
Ljunghall, S. (1987). Incidence of upper urinary tract stones. Mineral and Electrolyte Metabolism, 13(4), pp. 220-7.
Ljunghall S. Incidence of Upper Urinary Tract Stones. Miner Electrolyte Metab. 1987;13(4):220-7. PubMed PMID: 3306313.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Incidence of upper urinary tract stones. A1 - Ljunghall,S, PY - 1987/1/1/pubmed PY - 1987/1/1/medline PY - 1987/1/1/entrez SP - 220 EP - 7 JF - Mineral and electrolyte metabolism JO - Miner Electrolyte Metab VL - 13 IS - 4 N2 - During the last few decades there has been a steady rise of the incidence of upper urinary tract stones in the industrialized countries. Dietary factors, mainly an increased consumption of animal protein, probably explain part of this dramatic change. Little is, however, known how other components of the altered life styles might affect the propensity for stone formation. The prevalence of renal stones, as obtained in postmortem or radiographic studies, is 1-3% without apparent sex differences. In several unselected population surveys the life time risk for males approaches 20% while for females it is 5-10%. The recurrence rate is high and around 50% will experience another stone within 5 years from the onset. The annual incidence is around 1% in males with a peak in the fifth decade. Thus upper urinary tract stones are much more common than is generally appreciated, but most studies of their pathophysiology are only concerned with the small fraction of patients that is investigated in specialized research clinics. SN - 0378-0392 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/3306313/Incidence_of_upper_urinary_tract_stones_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -