Prevalence and etiology of urinary stones in hospitalized patients in Baghdad

Qaader, D. S. and Yousif, S. Y. and Mahdi, L. K. (2006) Prevalence and etiology of urinary stones in hospitalized patients in Baghdad. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 12 (6). pp. 853-861. ISSN 1020-3397

Text (Published Version)
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike.

Download (400Kb) | Preview


Epidemiology and pathogenesis in urinary stones diagnosed in 184 patients were studiied. Mean age was 38.3 years. Male to female ratio was 2.5:1. Stones were predominantly of mixed type: calcium oxalate was the commonest compound. Anatomical distribution of urinary stones was 67.4% renal, 12.5% ureteric and 14.6% bladder. Recurrence rate following previous surgical removal was 15.0%. Bacteria were isolated from 19 (24.4%) of 78 urinary stones: 14 were urea splitting and 5 non-urea splitting. Females had a greater chance of having infected stones. All bacteria isolated were sensitive to gentamicin and nalidixic acid. All isolates were resistant to amoxicillin and erythromycin. Multiple resistance to ≥ 6 antimicrobial agents was common (58.8%).

Statistics for USQ ePrint 28830
Statistics for this ePrint Item
Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © World Health Organization (WHO) 2017. Some rights reserved. This work is available under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial ShareAlike 3.0 IGO licence (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO;
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2018 06:12
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2018 06:12
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences

Actions (login required)

View Item Archive Repository Staff Only