Relationship of Urinary Calcium to Sodium Excretion in Calcareous Renal Stoneformers: Effect of Furosemide

  • R. A. L. Sutton
  • V. R. Walker


There is normally a linear relationship between the fractional urinary excretion of sodium and calcium, both in man and experimental animals1. However, in identifying and classifying hypercalciuria in stone patients, the excretion of sodium has commonly been ignored2.


Urine Collection Urinary Calcium Sodium Excretion Calcium Excretion Free Diet 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. L. Sutton
    • 1
  • V. R. Walker
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinical Investigation Unit, Shaughnessy Hospital and Department of MedicineUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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