Randall's Plaque Study: Pathogenesis and Relationship to Nephrolithiasis
Kidney stones are very common. They affect 3-5% of the population in the United States. Many people are hospitalized for the treatment of kidney stones and some may die. Better understanding of what causes kidney stones is useful in both the treatment and prevention of kidney stones. However, exactly what causes kidney stones is unknown.
The most common type of kidney stones contains calcium, which sometimes is attached to a part of the kidney important in producing the final urine, called the papilla. The investigators have noticed that persons who form kidney stones seem to have more papilla with stones attached. They propose to study these areas of the papilla, called Randall's plaques (named after their discoverer), in patients undergoing surgery for kidney stones.
|Nephrocalcinosis Renal Calculi Hypercalciuria Hyperparathyroidism Cystinuria||Other: videotape for mapping of renal anatomy and papillary biopsy|
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Randall's Plaques: Pathogenesis and Relationship to Nephrolithiasis|
- To find out why people form stones by comparing 24 urine collections, biopsy and anatomy to other patients who do not form stones and other patients who do form stones to see if the differences are significant [ Time Frame: One year from study completion ]
|Study Start Date:||November 1998|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Subjects who are scheduled to undergo a percutaneous kidney stone removal who do not have complicated comorbidities
Other: videotape for mapping of renal anatomy and papillary biopsy
Subjects who enroll in this study will have their renal anatomy videotaped for mapping purposes. Stone location and characteristics will be documented as will papilla and calyces. One or more papillary biopsies will be taken for analysis.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00169806
|Contact: Lori Rawlings, RNfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, Indiana|
|IU Health Methodist Hospital||Recruiting|
|Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202|
|Contact: Lori Rawlings, RN 317-962-0870 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: James Lingeman, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||James Lingeman, MD||IU Health Physicians Urology|