The concentration of lithogenic and antilithogenic substances in urine shows circadian fluctuations. With this investigation we intended to verify the presence of a chronobiologic rhythm of colic pain in urinary tract calculosis. Four hundred and forty seven consecutive patients with a clinical symptomatology related to urinary tract colic pain were studied. They were subdivided according to sex and age (297 M, 150 F; > or = 65 ys 29, < 65 ys 428). Urinary and blood chemical analysis and instrumental examinations permitted to confirm the clinical diagnosis. To evaluate the circadian and circannual variability, acute events were grouped into one calendar year by the month and into a ideal day by the hour of occurrence respectively. Chronobiologic analysis was performed utilising Halberg single cosinor test. The results pointed out that the symptomatology related to urinary tract colic pain presents a circadian rhythmicity either in patients as a whole or in single subgroups (males, females, younger or older than 65 ys). Besides no seasonal variability was demonstrated, perhaps because of the mild climate present in the geographic area in which the study was carried on.
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|Titolo:||Approccio cronobiologico alla colica renale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1992|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03.1 Articolo su rivista|