Research into Urinary Lithiasis

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There are various areas of research into urinary lithiasis, including:

  • The study of the physical and chemical factors related to stone formation (biochemical alterations in urine: urinary pH, calcium, oxalate, citrate, magnesium), i.e., those substances that are part of the urine and influence stone formation.
  • The study of the mechanisms involved in renal lithiasis and the preventive role of substances such as phytate, magnesium and citrate.
  • The study and development of methods that enable patients to measure their urine pH at home so that they can monitor alkalinisation treatments: pHmeters.
  • Methods for studying stone composition. 
  • Analysis of the biochemical composition of the stones using dual-energy CT scans. 

Substantiated information by:

Bárbara Romano Andrioni
Pilar Luque

Published: 16 November 2020
Updated: 16 November 2020

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