Medical therapy: Calcium oxalate urolithiasis

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Abstract

The development of diagnostic protocols that identify specific risk factors for calcium oxalate nephrolithiasis has led to the formulation of directed medical regimens that are aimed at correcting the underlying metabolic disturbances. Initiation of these treatment programs has reduced markedly the rate of stone formation in the majority of patients who form stones. This article discusses the rationale that underlies the choice of medical therapy for the various pathophysiologic causes of calcium oxalate nephrolithiasis and the appropriate rise of available medications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-133
Number of pages17
JournalUrologic Clinics of North America
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

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