The Sedimentation Environments of the Ordovician Basin in the South-western Margin of the East European Platform and Lithogenesis
In fact, very rarely, we grasp the metabolic phenomenon determining lithogenesis
and stone growth in the precise moment when these phenomena are going on.
To conduct the present study- bile, gallbladder inner wall and gallstones were subjected for culture, as only bile culture could not really suggest the presence of bacteria in gallstone which may have initiated lithogenesis
due to two fallacies-Firstly, the culture of organism from the bile at time of surgery was not necessarily indicative of cause-effect relation between infective microorganism and lithogenesis
, as infection may be secondary to calculus.
Zuluaga-Gomez, "Importance of citrate and the calcium: citrate ratio in patients with calcium renal lithiasis and severe lithogenesis
," BJU International, vol.
In Friedman et al.'s  study, there was no association between chronic alcoholism and lithogenesis
. In a previous study observing the association between GS type and history of alcoholism, Trotman and Soloway  observed that the type of GS in patients undergoing cholecystectomy was not influenced by alcohol consumption.
Lithiasis is a chronic condition but the role of heavy metals including lead and others in the lithogenesis
and health of host organs of calculi is unclear and much debated [5,17].
We excluded men, patients with a history of kidney stones, bone disease or renal chronic insufficiency, patients undergoing treatment with vitamin D, calcium, antiresorptive drugs, corticosteroids, thiazides, indapamide, potassium citrate or other drugs that induce lithogenesis
or bone mineral loss.
Considering this fact, several authors have already reported the existence of an important relationship between an elevated BMI and a higher risk of urinary crystallization with consequent lithogenesis
, corroborating the findings of the brief study.
The minerals that are present in soil are either natural (through lithogenesis
, pedogenesis) or of anthropogenic origin (industrial residues).
It may help to understand the mechanism of lithogenesis
and may help care providers to take preventive measures for these patients.
Crook, K.A.W.: Lithogenesis
and geotectonic: The significance of compositional variation in flysch arenites (greywacke).
of a distinctive carbonate rock fabric.