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Urolithiasis pp 397-397 | Cite as

Bone Mineral Content and Recurrent Calcium Nephrolithiasis with Idiopathic Hypercalciuria

  • R. Castrignano
  • M. G. Lodetti
  • S. Giannini
  • P. Benetollo
  • T. Pati
  • R. Tronca
  • A. D’Angelo

Abstract

Hypercalciuria has been associated with a decrease in bone mineral content (BMC) but this finding is still debated (1). In the present study, we followed 12 male patients age 44.4±13.2(±SD) years with recurrent Ca nephrolithiasis (RCN) and idiopathic hypercalciuria (IH) for a one-year period, comparing their data with those of 12 matched normal subjects. In the patients, mean urinary Ca excretion was 372±128 mg/day and their average stone occurrence was 10.2±1.2 calculi/patient. All individuals had previously undergone conservative treatment for their stone disease using low Ca and oxalate diets and had not received any specific pharmacological therapy.

Keywords

Conservative Treatment Bone Mineral Content Stone Disease Normal Control Subject Idiopathic Hypercalciuria 
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Reference

  1. 1.
    S Lawoyin, S Sismilich, R Browne, and CYC Pak. Bone mineral content in patients with calcium urolithiasis, Metabolism 28:1250 (1979).PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Castrignano
    • 1
  • M. G. Lodetti
    • 1
  • S. Giannini
    • 1
  • P. Benetollo
    • 1
  • T. Pati
    • 1
  • R. Tronca
    • 1
  • A. D’Angelo
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Internal MedicineUniversity of PaduaPaduaItaly

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