The purpose of the present study was to investigate the composition of kidney stones removed from human patients. Seventeen samples were collected after surgery (5 females and 12 males; age range 2 to 60 years). The samples were analyzed for composition by transmission Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy. The 17 analyzed samples of kidney stones comprised 29.4% calcium oxalate, 29.4% uric acid, 29.4% calcium oxalate (CaOx)-uric acid, 5.9% phosphate, and 5.9% calcium oxalate-phosphate stones. The results of the study indicated that transmission FT-IR spectroscopy could be used as an environmentally friendly technique for rapid screening of kidney stones.
Kidney stone, transmission FT-IR, stone composition
KHASKHELI, MUHAMMAD HUSSAN; SHERAZI, SYED TUFAIL HUSSAIN; UJAN, HUMA MAZHAR; and MAHESAR, SARFARAZ AHMED
"Transmission FT-IR spectroscopic analysis of human kidney stones in the Hyderabad region of Pakistan,"
Turkish Journal of Chemistry: Vol. 36:
3, Article 11.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/chem/vol36/iss3/11