Epidemiology of urolithiasis in Spain: Review of published demographic data in the
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
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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