Oxalate: From the Environment to Kidney Stones

  title={Oxalate: From the Environment to Kidney Stones},
  author={Hrvoje Brzica and Davorka Breljak and Birgitta Christina Burckhardt and Gerhard Burckhardt and Ivan Saboli{\'c}},
  booktitle={Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju},
Abstract Oxalate urolithiasis (nephrolithiasis) is the most frequent type of kidney stone disease. Epidemiological research has shown that urolithiasis is approximately twice as common in men as in women, but the underlying mechanism of this sex-related prevalence is unclear. Oxalate in the organism partially originate from food (exogenous oxalate) and largely as a metabolic end-product from numerous precursors generated mainly in the liver (endogenous oxalate). Oxalate concentrations in plasma… 

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