Prevalence and etiology of urinary stones in hospitalized patients in Baghdad

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Qaader, D. S., Yousif, S. Y. and Mahdi, L. K.. 2006. "Prevalence and etiology of urinary stones in hospitalized patients in Baghdad." Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal. 12 (6), pp. 853-861.
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Prevalence and etiology of urinary stones in hospitalized patients in Baghdad

ERA Journal ID200394
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsQaader, D. S. (Author), Yousif, S. Y. (Author) and Mahdi, L. K. (Author)
Journal TitleEastern Mediterranean Health Journal
Journal Citation12 (6), pp. 853-861
Number of Pages9
Year2006
Place of PublicationEgypt
ISSN1020-3397
1687-1634
Web Address (URL)http://www.emro.who.int/emhj-volume-12-2006/volume-12-issue-6/prevalence-and-etiology-of-urinary-stones-in-hospitalized-patients-in-baghdad.html
Abstract

Epidemiology and pathogenesis in urinary stones diagnosed in 184 patients were studiied. Mean age was 38.3 years. Male to female ratio was 2.5:1. Stones were predominantly of mixed type: calcium oxalate was the commonest compound. Anatomical distribution of urinary stones was 67.4% renal, 12.5% ureteric and 14.6% bladder. Recurrence rate following previous surgical removal was 15.0%. Bacteria were isolated from 19 (24.4%) of 78 urinary stones: 14 were urea splitting and 5 non-urea splitting. Females had a greater chance of having infected stones. All bacteria isolated were sensitive to gentamicin and nalidixic acid. All isolates were resistant to amoxicillin and erythromycin. Multiple resistance to ≥ 6 antimicrobial agents was common (58.8%).

ANZSRC Field of Research 2020429999. Other health sciences not elsewhere classified
Byline AffiliationsBaghdad University, Iraq
University of Baghdad, Iraq
Al-Nahrain University, Iraq
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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