alexa Abstract | Risk factors for renal stone formation: a field study

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Background: Renal stones are one of the most common disorders of the urinary tract. They are solid mass made up of crystals. Renal stones can form when the urine becomes so saturated with a certain minerals. These minerals can create crystals that become stones. The aims of the study were to identify the most common risk factors which may cause urinary calculi and to find out if there is a significant relation between those factors and other variables such as the sex. Method and material: One hundred patients whom diagnosed with renal stone were chosen after several investigations such as urine analysis Ultrasonography and X-ray for kidneys ureters and bladder (K.U.B). An Interview technique was used as a method for gathering data, the researcher and her assistants completed the questionnaires. Results: The results showed that male patients constituted (68%) of the sample and female (32%), in addition there was a statistical difference between the mean and standard deviation for male and female patients. This study also showed that (44%) of the patients whose relative have been afflicted with urinary calculi in comparison with control group are (18%). This study indicated that (33%) of patients had dehydration due to decrease fluid intake and sweating, while (14%) of control group had the same condition. Result showed that (9) out of (20) items were statistically significant, (p

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Author(s): Fakhria Jaber Muhbes

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