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

Andreas Karagiannis, Andreas Skolarikos, Emanuel Alexandrescu, Dragoslav Basic, Petrisor Geavlete, Alessandro Maletta, A.Yaser Muslumanoglu, Athanasios Papatsoris, Kremena Petkova, Skender Saidi, Aleksandar Skakic, Iliya Saltirov, Kemal Sarica, Sotir Stavridis, Omer Yilmaz, Alberto Trinchieri
  • 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, the former Yugoslav 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, the former Yugoslav 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.

Keywords

Urolithiasis; Epidemiology; Diet

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