A STUDY TO EVALUATE THE TOTAL ORGANIC ACID CONTENT IN URINE OF CALCIUM OXALATE RENAL STONE FORMERS AND NON STONE FORMERSAbstract
Renal stones disease is the most common disease of the urinary tract affecting about 10% of the global population. Renal stone disease is a common disorder that develops when the urine becomes overly saturated with certain microscopic substances that bind into hardened mineral deposits known as renal stones. The objective of our current study is to evaluate the total organic acids of urine of calcium oxalate stone formers and compare it with that of non stone formers, to investigate whether the difference between the property studied in two groups really exists or not. The study was conducted on 50 patients divided into two groups- Group I consist of 25 idiopathic patients having calcium oxalate renal stone i.e. stone formers (SF) and Group II consists of 25 controls i.e. non stone formers (NSF) having no clinical evidence of renal stones. Each patient and control collected a 24 h urine, which was kept unrefrigerated, using thymol as preservative. It was found from our studies that evaluation of Total organic acids can be used as a test to separate a SF from NSF.