Crystalluria in various groups of sportsmen

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Rodgers, Allen L en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Cox, Tracy-Ann en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-09T10:31:08Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-09T10:31:08Z
dc.date.issued 1987 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Cox, T. 1987. Crystalluria in various groups of sportsmen. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/26089
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines various groups of athletes to assess whether they are at risk with regard to kidney stone formation. Particle size distribution analysis (Coulter counter), ultra-structural analyses (SEM) and urine analysis were conducted. The background to various factors relating to stone formation is discussed as well as the general theory behind the techniques employed. The methods utilized and data obtained are described. Particle size distribution analysis and scanning electron· micrographs suggest that marathon runners and cyclists may be at risk with respect to stone formation. Dehydration and urinary tract trauma are thought to occur in the former whereas dehydration only is operative in the latter. Results obtained from Na/Ca ratio analyses are found to correspond with the particle size analyses thereby suggesting that this ratio may have potential as a useful index of stone-forming risk. The enormous spread of values amongst each class of athlete shows, however, that physical exertion is not the sole factor affecting the Na/Ca ratio. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Kidneys - Calculi en_ZA
dc.subject.other Sports medicine en_ZA
dc.title Crystalluria in various groups of sportsmen en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2017-03-07T14:06:00Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Chemistry en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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