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Urolithiasis pp 219-220 | Cite as

The Effect of Urinary Constituents of Low Molecular Weight on the Crystal Growth of Calcium Oxalate in Gel

  • W. Achilles
  • C. Schalk
  • E. Krzyzanek
  • D. Coors

Abstract

Crystallization in urine underlying stone formation is determined by overlapping thermodynamic and kinetic factors of the solution. Their total effect is reflected by the relative crystal growth rate, Vcr, as measured by the Gel Crystallization Method (GCM) (1, 2). The method has been used to investigate corresponding effects of major and minor small-ionic constituents of human urine on the crystal growth of calcium oxalate (CaOx) in a gel matrix.

Keywords

Crystal Growth Human Urine Calcium Oxalate Glycolic Acid Urinary Stone 
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References

  1. 1.
    W Achilles, Methodische neurungen des kinetischen gelkristallisationsverfahrens (GKV): automatisierte messung des kalziumoxalatkristallwachstums durch scanning-microskopphotometrie, Fortschr. Urol. Nephrol. 23: 252 (1985).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    W Achilles, Kinetic quantification of crystal growth in gel matrices: an efficient model of urinary stone formation, in: this volume, p. 47.Google Scholar
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    W Achilles and B Ulshöfer, Erfahrungen mit dem gelkristallisationsverfahren (GKV): klinische routinebestimmung der relativen kristallwachstumsrate von kalziumoxalat in unverdünnten urinproben, Fortschr. Urol. Nephrol. 25: 216 (1986).CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Achilles
    • 1
  • C. Schalk
    • 1
  • E. Krzyzanek
    • 1
  • D. Coors
    • 1
  1. 1.Urologie/Klin. ForschungUniversitätsklinikum MarburgMarburg/LahnGermany

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