Effect of Orthophosphate Treatment on Urine Composition in Idiopathic Calcium Urolithiasis

  • J. W. L. Wilson
  • P. G. Werness
  • L. H. Smith
Conference paper


Oral neutral orthophosphate (OP) has been shown to be effective in the treatment of patients with idiopathic calcium urolithiasis (ICU)1,2.


Calcium Oxalate Urine Calcium Excretion Ionize Calcium Concentration Urinary Calculus Citrate Magnesium 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. W. L. Wilson
    • 1
  • P. G. Werness
    • 1
  • L. H. Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.Nephrology Research UnitMayo Clinic and Foundation RochesterMinnesotaUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of UrologyQueen’s UniversityKingstonCanada

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