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Determination of underlying causes in asymptomatic, earlystage renal diseases by dipstick test.
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PMID:  23348162     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Aim To prevent possible chronic kidney diseases in healthy school- age children by screening for hematuria and proteinuria using a urine strip. Methods The incidence of hematuria and proteinuria was determined in 1848 healthy school-age children aged 7 to 14 years by urine screening in the eastern region of Turkey in 2008. Cases with persistent hematuria and/or proteinuria were referred to a pediatric nephrologist, and further examinations were carried out. Results Isolated hematuria, isolated proteinuria, and combined hematuria-proteinuria were found in 92 (4.9%), 16 (0.8%) and 10 (0.5%) patients, respectively. In addition, 11.9% (11/92) of cases of isolated hematuria and 40% (4/10) of cases of combined hematuria- proteinuria were observed to have persisted. Persistent hematuria and persistent hematuria-proteinuria were found in 11 (0.5%) and 4 (0.2%) patients, respectively. In these cases, underlying causes were found: renal stone disease, hypercalciuria, urinary tract infection, vesicoureteral relux, atrophic kidney, and IgA nephropathy. Conclusion According to this study, cases with persistent hematuria should be examined especially in terms of renal stones, hypercalciuria, and urinary tract infection.
Authors:
Mesut Okur; Sukru Arslan; Ahmet Sami Guven; Hayrettin Temel; Mehmet Selcuk Bektas; Lokman Ustyol
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicinski glasnik : official publication of the Medical Association of Zenica-Doboj Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1840-0132     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Glas Ljek komore Zenicko-doboj kantona     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
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Created Date:  2013-01-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101250177     Medline TA:  Med Glas Ljek komore Zenicko-doboj kantona     Country:  Bosnia and Hercegovina    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
1Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Duzce University, Duzce, 2Department of Pediatric Nephrology, 3Department of Pediat- rics; School of Medicine, Yuzuncu Yil University, Van; Turkey.
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