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Increased Urinary Glycolate in Idiopathic Calcium-Oxalate Nephrolithiasis

  • E. R. Yendt
  • M. Cohanim


  • To determine the prevalence of hyperoxaluria in patients with idiopathic calcium oxalate stones.

  • To assess endogenous oxalate production in these patients by measuring urinary glycolate, an oxalate precursor in an important metabolic pathway for endogenous oxalate production.


Calcium Oxalate Urinary Oxalate Dietary Protein Intake Urinary Oxalate Excretion Urinary Uric Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. R. Yendt
    • 1
  • M. Cohanim
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MedicineKingston Hospital and Queen’s UniversityKingstonCanada

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