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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.
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Substantiated information by:
Bárbara Romano AndrioniDietitian - NutritionistEndocrinology and Nutrition Department
Pilar LuqueUrologistUrology Department
Published: 16 November 2020
Updated: 16 November 2020
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