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, cilt.13, ss.553-557, 1999 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 1999
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1089/end.1999.13.553
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.553-557


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).