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
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BRICKMAN AM, ELLISON AF, KLIGER AS, LANG R, BROADUS AE. 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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