High prevalence of silent gallstone disease in dialysis patients

S. Badalamenti, C. DeFazio, C. Castelnovo, A. Sangiovanni, G. Como, A. De Vecchi, G. Graziani, M. Colombo, C. Ponticelli

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Abstract

Gallstone disease was detected in 28% of 119 patients on regular dialysis treatment. The disease was silent in 82% of the patients. Stones were radiolucent in 88% of the cases, radioopaque in 8% and mixed in 4%. Among 49 variables considered, increasing age was the only variable that correlated significantly with increasing prevalence of gallstone disease. Since no relationships were found between gallstones and age or modes of dialysis, it is conceivable that some mechanism(s) linked with the preexisting chronic nephropathy might have been involved in the development of cholelithiasis. End-stage renal disease could be another so far unrecognized risk factor for cholelithiasis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-227
Number of pages3
JournalNephron
Volume66
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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Gallstones
Dialysis
Cholelithiasis
Chronic Kidney Failure
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Cholelithiasis
  • Dialysis
  • Ultrasonography

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  • Nephrology

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Badalamenti, S., DeFazio, C., Castelnovo, C., Sangiovanni, A., Como, G., De Vecchi, A., ... Ponticelli, C. (1994). High prevalence of silent gallstone disease in dialysis patients. Nephron, 66(2), 225-227.

High prevalence of silent gallstone disease in dialysis patients. / Badalamenti, S.; DeFazio, C.; Castelnovo, C.; Sangiovanni, A.; Como, G.; De Vecchi, A.; Graziani, G.; Colombo, M.; Ponticelli, C.

In: Nephron, Vol. 66, No. 2, 1994, p. 225-227.

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Badalamenti, S, DeFazio, C, Castelnovo, C, Sangiovanni, A, Como, G, De Vecchi, A, Graziani, G, Colombo, M & Ponticelli, C 1994, 'High prevalence of silent gallstone disease in dialysis patients', Nephron, vol. 66, no. 2, pp. 225-227.
Badalamenti S, DeFazio C, Castelnovo C, Sangiovanni A, Como G, De Vecchi A et al. High prevalence of silent gallstone disease in dialysis patients. Nephron. 1994;66(2):225-227.
Badalamenti, S. ; DeFazio, C. ; Castelnovo, C. ; Sangiovanni, A. ; Como, G. ; De Vecchi, A. ; Graziani, G. ; Colombo, M. ; Ponticelli, C. / High prevalence of silent gallstone disease in dialysis patients. In: Nephron. 1994 ; Vol. 66, No. 2. pp. 225-227.
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