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Artículo Tomo 70, Número. 2, Marzo 2017

Archivos Españoles de Urología

Epidemiology of urolithiasis in Spain: Review of published demographic data in the period 1977-2016.

Authors: Francisco María Sánchez-Martín, Oriol Angerri, Esteban Emiliani, Enver Moncada, José Carpio, Félix Millán y Humberto Villavicencio.

Arch. Esp. Urol. 2017; 70 (2):294-303

Vol. 70, Number. 2, March 2017

OBJECTIVE: Epidemiological data on urolithiasis in Spain have appeared in publications especially local and regional level, with few referrals to Spanish national territory. The aim of this paper is to review and systematize the epidemiological data published on urolithiasis in Spain.

METHODS: We reviewed publications in national and international scientific journals, meetings and conferences, and research reports (1977-2016). PubMed search (indexed papers) and manual bibliography search (not indexed works) were performed. Bibliometric data evaluated: Year of publication, geographic area, number of cases, sample type, study design and publishing format. Demographic systematization of data: age, age and frequency distribution by gender, family history, social stratum, profession, place of residence, ethnics, seasonality and dietary habits.

RESULTS: Publications revised: 79 corresponding to 56 main authors. Selected publications with original data: 42 (2 composed by Part I and II, and 2 composed by paper and thesis), corresponding to 35 authors. Bibliometric and demographic data of all publications are displayed in tables, sorted by variables.

CONCLUSIONS: The comprehensive review of studies on epidemiology in Spain constitutes a solid basis for future research about epidemiology of urolithiasis.

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