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Urolithiasis pp 489-492 | Cite as

The Effect of Urinary pH on the Saturation of Calcium and Oxalate and on Urinary Crystal Formation

  • John G. Gregory
  • Michaela M. Hoy
  • Ki Y. Park
  • Alex Feigl

Abstract

Alteration of urinary pH within the physiologic range has little effect upon previously formed calcium oxalate crystals or stones. Nevertheless, calcium oxalate crystallization appears to be quite sensitive to small pH changes with a preferential point of crystallization being 5.0.

Keywords

Calcium Carbonate Sodium Bicarbonate Calcium Oxalate Oxalate Calcium Intermittent Infusion 
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References

  1. 1.
    K. Y. Park and J. G. Gregory, Clin. Chem. 26:1170 (1980).PubMedGoogle Scholar
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    C. Y. C. Pak, and M. Ghata, Kid. Int. 7:154 (1975).CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • John G. Gregory
    • 1
  • Michaela M. Hoy
    • 1
  • Ki Y. Park
    • 1
  • Alex Feigl
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of UrologySt. Louis University, School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

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