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Prevalência de sinais sugestivos de litíase urinária em trabalhadores do serviço de teleatendimento

Author(s): Pu00E2mela Thais de Souza | Rogu00E9rio Barbosa de Deus | William Malagutti | Renata Nunes da Silva | Francisco Sandro Menezes Rodrigues | Renato Ribeiro Nogueira Ferraz

Journal: ConScientiae Saúde
ISSN 1677-1028

Volume: 8;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 641;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Objectives: Staff telemarketing are up to 6 hours sitting with difficult access to water and breaks pre-determined to urinate. Quantify the presence of signs suggestive of kidney stones could provide evidence of increased predisposition to calculi in this group of workers. Method: Sex, age, weight, height, ethnicity, color and smell of urine, presence of foam in urine, regress history of renal colic episodes, and level of water intake were obtained by questionnaire. Results: Of the 66 evaluated (25M/41F, 26±7 years), 12 (18%) were designed. A high body mass index (BMI) was found in 50% of lithiasic patients and reduced water intake by 50%. Conclusion: The prevalence of kidney stones in this population sample is higher than the global prevalence, probably associated with high BMI and low water intake. Programs to encourage the reduction of BMI and increased fluid intake should be developed in order to reduce the incidence of kidney stones in this specific group of workers.
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