Kinetic Quantification of Crystal Growth in Gel Matrices: An Efficient Model of Urinary Stone Formation

  • W. Achilles


Conventional methods used to determine the growth rates of crystal phases which are relevant to urinary stone formation show a number of shortcomings (1). Most of them are time-consuming and require a large test volume. Often, urine has to be highly diluted in order to test the so-called inhibitory activity because a direct application of methodology to undiluted urine is not possible. Results obtained in this way are of questionable physiological relevance.


Calcium Oxalate Urinary Stone Formation Absolute Slope Calcium Stone Formation Crystal Image 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Achilles
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  1. 1.Urologie/Klin. ForschungUniversitätsklinikum MarburgMarburg/LahnGermany

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