Ascorbic acid overdosing: a risk factor for calcium oxalate nephrolithiasis.


A total of 15 patients with unilateral nephrostomy tubes after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy received either 0 (placebo), 100, 500, 1,000 or 2,000 mg. ascorbic acid on days 2 and 3 postoperatively. Before and after administration, successive 6-hour urine specimens were collected from the nephrostomy tube and from the contralateral kidney directly… (More)