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Chemical Composition of Urinary Calculi in North Jordan

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Author(s): Alsheyab | Fawzi | Ibrahim Bani Hani | Yousef Mosameh

Journal: Journal of Biological Sciences
ISSN 1727-3048

Volume: 7;
Issue: 7;
Start page: 1290;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: chemical composition | Urinary calculi | Jordan

ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study is to report the type and composition of urinary stones in North Jordan. Four hundred and eighty six urinary calculi (398 renal, 88 ureteric) from Jordanian patients 364 male (74.9%) and 122 female (25.1%) from different ages were chemically analyzed. The study takes place in the Collage of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology during the period 2002-2006. The most common type of upper urinary tract stones among patients in North Jordan was a calcium oxalate stone represent (64.8%). Next common stones were calcium phosphate stones (17.7%). While uric acid, triple phosphate and cystine stones occurred in 13.0, 3.3 and 1.2%, respectively. The incidence of calcium oxalate containing stones was predominant in both male and female patients (66.2 and 60.6%), followed by calcium phosphate and uric acid stones (17.0 and 19.7%), (12.6 and 13.9%), respectively. The relationship between age, sex and stone formation illustrates that urinary stones are most common in male than female (ratio 3:1) and regard the age it`s most common within the age 30-40 years for female (39.3%) and within the age 20-30 for male`s patients (26.6%). Renal calculi in Jordanian population were found to be within the range of the world population since renal calculi is a worldwide problem, sparing no geographical, cultural, or racial groups.
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