Urolithiasis 2 pp 474-474 | Cite as

The Dissolution of Infective Stone Salts by Citrate Solutions Using a Reproducible Model of Catheter Encrustation

  • W. Schmitz
  • G. Marklein
  • A. Hesse

Abstract

Struvite (MAP) and calcium phosphate (CaP) account for approximately 5% of all urinary stones. They are often encrusted on catheters, in association with nosocomial urinary tract infections, and often cause reinfection and functional disorders of the catheter.

Keywords

Catheter Citrate Supersaturation Proteus 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Schmitz
    • 1
  • G. Marklein
    • 2
  • A. Hesse
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Experimental Urology, Department of UrologyUniversity of BonnGermany
  2. 2.Department of Medical MicrobiologyUniversity of BonnGermany

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