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Urolithiasis 2 pp 663-663 | Cite as

Oral Citrate Therapy in Urolithiasis

  • N. E. Thomas
  • S. V. Roshni
  • H. K. Moorthy
  • S. Sindhu
  • R. K. Vathsala
  • Y. M. Fazil Marickar

Abstract

Hypocitraturia is a proven risk factor in recurrent urolithiasis. Citrate in urine chelates calcium ions and reduces the amount of calcium available for oxalate stone formation, thereby lessening the chances of stone formation. This study was conducted to determine the efficacy of different oral citrate drugs in altering urinary risk factors. The aim of the study was to identify a satisfactory citrate preparation for stone patients to increase the urinary citrate level.

Keywords

Uric Acid Uric Acid Level Stone Formation Potassium Hydrogen Potassium Citrate 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. E. Thomas
    • 1
  • S. V. Roshni
    • 1
  • H. K. Moorthy
    • 1
  • S. Sindhu
    • 1
  • R. K. Vathsala
    • 1
  • Y. M. Fazil Marickar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryMedical College HospitalTrivandrumIndia

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