Epidemiologic study of urolithiasis in seven countries of South-Eastern Europe: S.E.G.U.R. 1 study

  • Andreas Karagiannis | andreaskaragiannis@gmail.com 2nd Department of Urology, University of Athens, Sismanoglio Hospital, Greece. http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5790-7816
  • Andreas Skolarikos 2nd Department of Urology, University of Athens, Sismanoglio Hospital, Greece.
  • Emanuel Alexandrescu Urological Department, Saint John Emergency Clinical Hospital, Romania.
  • Dragoslav Basic Urological Clinic, Clinical Center Nis, Serbia.
  • Petrisor Geavlete Urological Department, Saint John Emergency Clinical Hospital, Romania.
  • Alessandro Maletta Ospedale A.Manzoni Urology Department, Lecco, Italy.
  • A.Yaser Muslumanoglu Department of Urology, Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Athanasios Papatsoris 2nd Department of Urology, University of Athens, Sismanoglio Hospital, Greece.
  • Kremena Petkova Department of Urology and Nephrology, Military Medical Academy, Sofia, Turkey.
  • Skender Saidi Urology Department, University Clinical Centre "Mother Theresa" Skopje, Macedonia, Republic of.
  • Aleksandar Skakic Urological Clinic, Clinical Center Nis, Serbia.
  • Iliya Saltirov Department of Urology and Nephrology, Military Medical Academy, Sofia, Turkey.
  • Kemal Sarica Dr. Lutfi KIRDAR Kartal Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Sotir Stavridis Urology Department, University Clinical Centre "Mother Theresa" Skopje, Macedonia, Republic of.
  • Omer Yilmaz Department of Urology, GATA Haydarpasa Research and Teaching Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Alberto Trinchieri Ospedale A.Manzoni Urology Department, Lecco, Italy.

Abstract

Objective: To investigate some epidemiological aspects of kidney stones in the South- Eastern European area. Materials and methods: From September 2015 to December 2015, 538 consecutive patients were treated and evaluated for reno-ureteral stones in eight departments in Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, FYR Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Turkey. Results: The age of onset was lower in Turkey and higher in Italy. The rate of recurrent patients was higher in Romania and Serbia, while first renal stone formers were more frequent in Italy. The previous history of kidney stones, the characteristics of the stones and the dietary habits of the patients were different in different countries. In Bulgaria, Greece and Romania larger calculi from recurrent patients were more frequent. In Italy and Turkey smaller calculi from first renal stone formers were more frequent. Conclusions: The previous history of kidney stones, the characteristics of the stones and the dietary habits of the patients were different in different countries. A common dietary pattern associated with the formation of kidney stones was not observed, but each country showed different risk factors.

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Author Biography

Andreas Karagiannis, 2nd Department of Urology, University of Athens, Sismanoglio Hospital

2nd Urology Department Athens Medical University - Sismanogleio Hospital

Urology Resident
Published
2017-10-03
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Original Papers - Stones and Infections
Keywords:
Urolithiasis, Epidemiology, Diet
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How to Cite
Karagiannis, A., Skolarikos, A., Alexandrescu, E., Basic, D., Geavlete, P., Maletta, A., Muslumanoglu, A., Papatsoris, A., Petkova, K., Saidi, S., Skakic, A., Saltirov, I., Sarica, K., Stavridis, S., Yilmaz, O., & Trinchieri, A. (2017). Epidemiologic study of urolithiasis in seven countries of South-Eastern Europe: S.E.G.U.R. 1 study. Archivio Italiano Di Urologia E Andrologia, 89(3), 173-177. https://doi.org/10.4081/aiua.2017.3.173