Effect of urinary stone disease and extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy on excretion of glycosaminoglycans.

Erkurt B., Ilker Y., Budak Y., Ozveren B. , Turkeri L. , Akdas A.

Journal of endourology, vol.13, no.8, pp.553-7, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/end.1999.13.553
  • Title of Journal : Journal of endourology
  • Page Numbers: pp.553-7


Background and Purpose: The effect of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) in urinary crystal inhibition has been shown in vitro, but their inhibitor role in vivo has not been precisely determined in stone-forming patients. The aim of this study was to compare the levels of total GAGs and their components in primary stone-forming patients and a healthy control group and to investigate the impact of shockwave lithotripsy (SWL).