Successful management of uric acid nephrolithiasis with potassium citrate.

Abstract

Eighteen patients with uric acid nephrolithiasis (six with uric acid stones alone and 12 with both uric acid and calcium stones) underwent long-term treatment (1 to 5.33 years, mean of 2.78 years) with potassium citrate (30 to 80 mEq/day, usually 60 mEq/day). Urinary pH increased from low (5.30 +/- 0.31 SD) to normal (6.19 to 6.46) during treatment. Urinary… (More)

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