publication . Article . Other literature type . 2004

Association of urinary pH with body weight in nephrolithiasis

Maalouf, Naim M.; Sakhaee, Khashayar; Parks, Joan H.; Coe, Frederic L.; Adams-Huet, Beverley; Pak, Charles Y.C.;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2004 Journal: Kidney International, volume 65, issue 4, pages 1,422-1,425 (issn: 0085-2538, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Association of urinary pH with body weight in nephrolithiasis.BackgroundThe prevalence of kidney stone disease in the United States is progressively increasing, paralleling the growing rate of obesity. Uric acid nephrolithiasis, a condition associated with a low urinary pH, has been linked to obesity and insulin resistance. Based on these observations, we hypothesized that urinary pH may be inversely associated to body weight in nephrolithiasis.MethodsData were retrieved from 4883 patients with nephrolithiasis who underwent ambulatory evaluation at two established stone clinics in Dallas and Chicago. The patients collected 24-hour urine samples on an outpatient ...
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