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The following are some useful resources to help you learn more about dietary prevention and treatment of kidney stones.
The Kidney Stones Handbook: A Patient’s Guide to Hope, Cure and Prevention by Gail Savitz, Stephen W. Leslie, Gail Golomb. Roseville, CA: Four Geez Press, 2000.
Kidney Stones in Adults: National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse
The Oxalosis and Hyperoxaluria Foundation
Alpers DH, Stenson WF, Bier, DM. Manual of Nutritional Therapeutics. 3rd ed. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company; 1995.
Berkow R, Fletcher AJ, et al, eds.The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy. 15th ed. Rahway, NJ: Merck Sharp & Dohme Research Laboratories;1987.
Brinkley, LJ, Gregory J, Pak Cy. A further study of oxalate availability in foods. J Urol 1990; 144:94–6.
Krieg C. The role of diet in the prevention of common kidney stones. Urol Nurs 2005;25:451–7 [review].
Mahan LK, Escott-Stump S. Krause’s Food Nutrition and Diet Therapy. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Company; 2000.
Massey LK, Roman-Smith H, Sutton RA. Effect of dietary oxalate and calcium on urinary oxalate and risk of formation of calcium oxalate kidney stones. J Am Diet Assoc 1993; 93:901–6.
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