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Therapy for Enteric Hyperoxaluria: A Comparison of Calcium Supplementation and Urinary Alkalinization

  • John G. Gregory
  • Ki Y. Park
  • Robert Wilt
  • Alex Feigl

Abstract

Of the commonly considered factors causatively related to calcium oxalate stone formation; urinary pH, inhibitor factors, urinary volume, levels of calcium, oxalate, and uric acid, it appears at the present time that the level of urinary oxalate is the factor most significantly responsible for stone formation1. Such being the case, it is intuitively reasonable to consider with particular interest any patients having a predisposition toward the hyperoxaluric state. No large group of patients is better suited for such a study than are those who have enteric hyperoxaluria. Since 1972 we have had occasion to study 681 patients who have had a small bowel bypass procedure performed for reasons of morbid obesity.

Keywords

Obesity Crystallization Citrate Bicarbonate Beach 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • John G. Gregory
    • 1
  • Ki Y. Park
    • 1
  • Robert Wilt
    • 1
  • Alex Feigl
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of UrologySt. Louis University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

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