Lemonade therapy increases urinary citrate and urine volumes in patients with recurrent calcium oxalate stone formation.

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OBJECTIVES Potassium citrate is prescribed to patients with calcium oxalate (CaOx) stone formation to increase urinary citrate and pH, thus reducing CaOx crystal formation. Lemonade therapy (LT) might also increase urinary citrate and the total urine volume. We compared the effects of LT alone (group 1, n = 63) and potassium citrate plus LT (group 2, n = 37… (More)

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