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

  • Michele Barbera | barbera.mic@gmail.com Operative Unit of Urology, Ospedale Giovanni Paolo II, Sciacca, Italy.
  • Andreas Tsirgiotis Operative Unit of Urology, Ospedale Giovanni Paolo II, Sciacca, Italy.
  • Mauro Barbera University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy.
  • Quintino Paola Operative Unit of Urology, Ospedale Giovanni Paolo II, Sciacca, Italy.

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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2016-12-30
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SIEUN Congress: Case Reports
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Potassium citrate, Uric acid stones
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Barbera, M., Tsirgiotis, A., Barbera, M., & Paola, Q. (2016). The importance of potassium citrate and potassium bicarbonate in the treatment of uric acid renal stones. Archivio Italiano Di Urologia E Andrologia, 88(4), 341-342. https://doi.org/10.4081/aiua.2016.4.341

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