Title

Role of diet and trace elements in lithogenesis of renal calculi

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2019

Identifier

DOI: 10.1007/s10967-018-6335-x

Abstract

Twenty eight stones were characterized for chemical composition and structure. The concentrations of trace elements were determined using INAA while EDXRF was used for determining the calcium contents of the stones. Twenty stones were found to be mainly composed of calcium, six were mixed type and the remaining two were of uric acid type. The concentrations of trace elements namely Zn, Sr, Fe and Cr were lower in uric acid stones as compared to calcium based stones. Diet analysis of 310 patients who were treated for renal stones showed a diet rich in calcium and oxalate and decreased water consumption.

Journal Title

Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

Volume

319

First Page

271

Last Page

278

Keywords

Trace elements; Lithogenesis; Renal calculi; Neutron activation analysis; EDXRF

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