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[Medical treatment of uric acid lithiasis of the urinary tract and usefulness of double J catheter].

AbstractOBJECTIVE:
To analyze the utility of chemolysis and the double-J ureteral catheter in patients with uric acid calculi.
METHODS:
The study comprised 30 patients (28 men and 2 women) treated with chemolysis for uric acid calculi and who consulted for renal colic. The indication for placement of a double-J ureteral stent were pain, moderate-to-severe hydronephrosis, fever and urinary tract infection. The calculi were < or = 10 mm in size and were located in the renal pelvis (3), upper ureter (5), middle ureter (2) and lower ureter (23).
RESULTS:
The uric acid calculi were dissolved with intravenous and oral combination chemolysis. The double-J catheter was useful in the cases with urinary tract obstruction, fever or urinary tract infection.
CONCLUSIONS:
Medical treatment is useful in the management of uric acid calculi. The double-J catheter is beneficial in patients with urinary tract obstruction.
AuthorsE A Granados Loarca
JournalArchivos españoles de urología (Arch Esp Urol) Vol. 54 Issue 2 Pg. 157-61 (Mar 2001) ISSN: 0004-0614 [Print] Spain
Vernacular TitleTratamiento médico de la litiasis de ácido úrico del tracto urinario y utilidad del catéter doble "J".
PMID11341120 (Publication Type: Clinical Trial, English Abstract, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Uric Acid
Topics
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Catheterization
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Kidney Calculi (therapy)
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Ureteral Calculi (therapy)
  • Uric Acid
  • Urinary Catheterization

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