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80% of all kidney stones are calcium-based stones, mostly calcium combining with oxalate or phosphate to make calcium oxalate or calcium phosphate stones.

This episode is about another kind of kidney stone mineral called uric acid.

Uric acid stones makeup about 15 % of all kidney stones. 

Calcium based stone and uric acid stones make up the vast majority of stones that we treat. What I want to do for the this episode is highlight 5 areas where uric acid stones differ from calcium based kidney stones in diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

If you want to hear all of the episodes on kidney stones there is a link in the show notes to the category list of kidney stones on the website at


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