Aortic calcification in urolithiasis patients.

@article{Yasui2007AorticCI,
  title={Aortic calcification in urolithiasis patients.},
  author={Takahiro Yasui and Yasunori Itoh and Gao Bing and Atsushi Okada and Keiichi Tozawa and Kenjiro Kohri},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of urology and nephrology},
  year={2007},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={
          419-21
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between urolithiasis and calcification of the aortic artery. MATERIAL AND METHODS We examined the relationship between urolithiasis and calcification of the aortic artery in 181 patients with urinary calcium stones (stone group) and in 181 without a history of urolithiasis (control group). All patients underwent abdominal CT to score the degree of calcification at the aortic arterial wall, as follows: 0, none; 1, <120 degrees calcification; 2, > or =120… CONTINUE READING
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