Urolithiasis pp 227-233 | Cite as

Objective Evidence for the Beneficial Effect of a High Fluid Intake in the Management of Nephrolithiasis

  • K. Sakhaee
  • J. E. Zerwekh
  • C. Y. C. Pak


The importance of oral fluid intake on the formation and prevention of renal stones has long been emphasized1–5. The nephrolithiasis occurring in hot climates has been attributed partly to the low urine output resulting from an excessive sweat loss and dehydration2. A recent study by Robertson identified a low urine volume as an important risk factor for nephrolithiasis6. Thus, it has been customary to recommend a high fluid intake in patients with renal stones to assure an adequate urine volume3-5,7. However, the physicochemical effects and the ability of this regimen to prevent stone-formation have not been shown.


Fluid Intake Urine Volume Renal Stone Urinary Dilution Total Fluid Intake 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Sakhaee
    • 1
  • J. E. Zerwekh
    • 1
  • C. Y. C. Pak
    • 1
  1. 1.Section on Mineral Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Southwestern Medical SchoolThe University of Texas Health Science Center at DallasDallasUSA

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