The importance of potassium citrate and potassium bicarbonate in the treatment of uric acid renal stones

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Michele Barbera *
Andreas Tsirgiotis
Mauro Barbera
Quintino Paola
(*) Corresponding Author:
Michele Barbera | barbera.mic@gmail.com

Abstract

Uric acid calculi can also be treated without surgery, with simple medical lytic therapy. After appropriate dietary adjustments and add of mineral water, the needed amount of alkali supplementation can increase pH values of the urine in order to dissolve the stones. Treatment should be prolonged to prevent stone recurrence. A case of bilateral renal uric acid stones that were successfully treated by alakalizing treatment was presented.

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