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.553-557, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) 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.553-557


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).