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EXPERIMENT INFORMATION

In flight Assessment of Renal Stone Risk Factor (DSO 464)
Principal Investigator
Research Area:
Clinical medicine
Metabolism and nutrition
Renal, fluid and electrolyte physiology
Species Studied
Scientific Name: Homo sapiens Species: Human

Description

OBJECTIVES:
The objectives of this study were to evaluate the potential for increased risk of renal stone formation as a consequence of space flight, and to compare this stone-forming potential to that observed in normal subjects during bedrest.


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Publications
Cintron NM. Inflight assessment of renal stone risk factors. In: Bungo MW, Bagian TM, Bowman MA, Levitan BM, editors. Results of the life sciences DSOs conducted aboard the Space Shuttle 1981-1986. Houston: Space Biomedical Research Institute, Johnson Space Center, 1987:13-7.

Keywords
Calcium
Urine
Kidney calculi
Citric acid
Oxalates

Data Information
Data Availability
Archive is complete. Data sets are not publicly available but can be requested.
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Parameters
Calcium, urinary
Citric acid, urinary
Hypercalciuria
Hyperoxaluria
Hyperuricosuria
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Mission/Study Information
Mission Launch/Start Date Landing/End Date Duration
STS-61C 01/12/1986 01/18/1986 6 days

Additional Information
Managing NASA Center
Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Responsible NASA Representative
Johnson Space Center LSDA Office
Project Manager: Pamela A. Bieri
Institutional Support
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)