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Elevated creatine phosphokinase in patients with ureteral calculi Cause for unwarranted concern of coronary occlusion

Authors
Journal
Urology
0090-4295
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
4
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0090-4295(74)90371-9
Disciplines
  • Biology

Abstract

Abstract Although slight to markedly elevated serum creatine phosphokinase activity in patients with ureteral stone colic is a common finding, it is not indicative of coronary occlusion. A retrospective study showed that one third of our patients with ureteral calculi also had elevated serum creatine phosphokinase activity. The origin of this increased enzyme activity might be from skeletal muscle. Our studies analyzing the creative phosphokinase content of the ureter indicate the contribution from the ureter would be negligible.

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