Invitro Effects of Our Spring Water on the Solubility of Uric Acid Stones: A Pilot Study

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?Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of our spring water on urinary analytes and stone samples in (patient with) uric acid stone. Material and Methods: Twenty patients with uric acid stones underwent a nutritional and metabolic evaluation at baseline and after a controlled diet including our spring water. Stone samples were also left in the usual water and in the spring water. The weights of stones were measured before and 7 days after incubation. Results: In patients who drank spring water, there was a tendency for the mean urine pH to increase, the change was significant statistically. On the other hand, urine citrate excretion significantly also increased in these patients (p<0.005). The differences between initial and end-dry weights of stone examples were significant statistically (p<0.05). Conclusion: The results of our pilot study may help us to reduce uric acid stone formation and recurrence with the alkaline spring waters.

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  • Recieved: 23.09.2009
  • Accepted: 18.11.2009
  • Published Online: 18.11.2009
  • Printed: 10.05.2010
  • DOI: 10.4328/JCAM.10.2.14
  • Author: Mustafa Burak Hoscan, Cem Dilmen, Mehmet Ekinci, Sitki Orak, Selahattin Bedir, Tekin Ahmet, Serel
  • Identifier: J Clin Anal Med. 2010;1(2):15-17
  • Index Page: 15-17
  • How to Cite: Mustafa Burak Hoscan, Cem Dilmen, Mehmet Ekinci, Sitki Orak, Selahattin Bedir, Tekin Ahmet, Serel. Invitro Effects of Our Spring Water on the Solubility of Uric Acid Stones: A Pilot Study. J Clin Anal Med. 2010;1(2):15-17
  • Running Title: The Solubility of Uric Acid Stones
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