ALAN M. BRICKMAN, M.D.; ALICE F. ELLISON, R.N.; ALAN S. KLIGER, M.D.; ROBERT LANG, M.D.; ARTHUR E. BROADUS, MD., PH.D.
To the editor: The recent article by Pak and colleagues (1) stengthens the basis for the time-honored recommendation that stone formers maintain a dilute urine at all times.
We have reviewed the charts of 160 calcium oxalate and mixed calcium stone formers seen at the Yale-New Haven Hospital Renal Stone Clinic between June 1977 and January 1980. All the patients were referred to us by either an internist or a urologist. Initial urine volumes in our clinic were less than 1 1/d (mean urine volume, 772 mL) in 34 patients (21%); the specimens were judged to be complete collections on
ALAN M. BRICKMAN, ALICE F. ELLISON, ALAN S. KLIGER, ROBERT LANG, ARTHUR E. BROADUS. Low Urine Volume in Stone Formers. Ann Intern Med. 1980;93:644. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-4-644_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(4):644.
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