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Analysis of clinical and demographic characteristics of patients presenting with features of urolithiasis to a district base hospital in Sri Lanka

Authors:

Udaya Ralapanawa ,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
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Kushalee Poornima Jayawickreme,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
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Madhushanka Ekanayake,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
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Deementha Basnayake,

Teaching Hospital, Kandy, LK
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Thilak Jayalath,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
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Thilak Abeysekera,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine
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Roshan Munas

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
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Abstract

Background

A significant number of patients presenting with ureteric colic and other urinary symptoms have been observed at Rikillagaskada District Base Hospital, situated in the Nuwara-Eliya District, Sri Lanka.

 

Materials and Methods

Clinical and demographical features of a total of 116 patients presenting with features of urinary stone disease were analysed from May 2010 to December 2011.

 

Results

The mean age of the study sample was 46.61 years (SD=13.22) (range: 18-81 years). This included 72 (62.1%) males with a mean age of 47.69 ± 14.28 years, while the mean age of females was 44.84 ± 11.21 years. The major presenting symptom was flank pain (in 89.7 % of participants) , and dysuria (in 56% of participants). Forty two (36.2%) patients had a past history of ureteric colic.

 

Conclusions

Further studies with larger populations will be useful in further characterization of clinical and epidemiological data of the population.
How to Cite: Ralapanawa, U. et al., (2018). Analysis of clinical and demographic characteristics of patients presenting with features of urolithiasis to a district base hospital in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine. 27(1), pp.20–26. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljm.v27i1.74
Published on 30 Jun 2018.
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