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New Spectrophotometric Method for Measuring Calcium-Oxalate-Monohydrate Crystal Aggregation in the Absence of Supersaturation

  • B. Hess
  • Y. Nakagawa
  • F. L. Coe

Abstract

Based on the fact that aggregation in equilibrated suspensions of calcium-oxalate-monohydrate (COM) crystals is more prominent at lower stirring rates (1), a method for measuring COM crystal aggregation in the absence of supersaturation was developed.

Keywords

Calcium Oxalate Crystal Aggregation Scan Electron Microscopy Sample Urinary Stone Formation Crystal Growth Inhibitor 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Hess
    • 1
    • 2
  • Y. Nakagawa
    • 1
  • F. L. Coe
    • 1
  1. 1.Nephrology ProgramUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversity of ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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