Kidney Stone Publications

Physicians and researchers from the Pediatric Kidney Stone Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia are regular contributors to clinical publications. Recent research published by members of our team demonstrates the importance and effectiveness of a specialized, multidisciplinary model in the management of pediatric kidney stones.


Tasian GE, Ross ME, Song L, Sas DJ, Keren R, Denburg MR, Chu DI, Copelovitch L, Saigal CS, Furth SL. Annual Incidence of Nephrolithiasis among Children and Adults in South Carolina from 1997 to 2012. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Jan 14. pii: CJN.07610715. Epub ahead of print. Read the abstract.


Shoag J, Tasian GE, Goldfarb DS, Eisner BH. The new epidemiology of nephrolithiasis. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2015 Jul;22(4):273-8. Read the abstract.

Ziemba JB, Canning DA, Lavelle J, Kalmus A, Tasian GE. Patient and institutional characteristics associated with initial computerized tomography in children presenting to the emergency department with kidney stones. J Urol. 2015 May;193(5 Suppl):1848-53. Epub 2014 Oct 8. Read the abstract.

Denburg MR, Jemielita TO, Tasian GE, Haynes K, Mucksavage P, Shults J, Copelovitch L. Assessing the risk of incident hypertension and chronic kidney disease after exposure to shockwave lithotripsy and ureteroscopy. Kidney Int. 2015 Oct 28. Epub ahead of print. Read the abstract.


Tasian GE, Copelovitch L. Evaluation and Medical Management of Kidney Stones in Children. J Urol. 2014 Nov;192(5):1329-1336. Epub 2014 Jun 21. Read the abstract.

Tasian GE, Pulido JE, Keren R, Dick AW, Setodji CM, Hanley JM, Madison R, Saigal CS, Urologic Diseases in America Project. Use of and Regional Variation in Initial CT Imaging for Kidney Stones. Pediatrics. 2014 Nov;134(5):909-15. Read the abstract.

Denburg MR, Leonard MB, Haynes K, Tuchman S, Tasian G, Shults J, Copelovitch L. Risk of Fracture in Urolithiasis: A Population-Based Cohort Study Using the Health Improvement Network. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Oct 23. pii: CJN.04340514. [Epub ahead of print] Read the abstract.

Ziemba JB, Canning DA, Lavelle J, Kalmus A, Tasian GE. Patient and Institutional Characteristics Associated with Initial CT Use for Children Presenting to the Emergency Department with Kidney Stones. J Urol. 2014 Oct 8. pii: S0022-5347(14)04604-7. [Epub ahead of print] Read the abstract.

Tasian GE, Pulido JE, Gasparrini A, Saigal CS, Horton BP, Landis JR, Madison R, Keren R; Urologic Diseases in America Project. Daily mean temperature and clinical kidney stone presentation in five U.S. metropolitan areas: a time-series analysis. Environ Health Perspect. 2014 Oct;122(10):1081-7. Epub 2014 Jun 11. Read the abstract.

Tasian GE, Cost NG, Granberg CF, Pulido JE, Rivera M, Schwen Z, Schulte M, Fox JA. Tamsulosin and spontaneous passage of ureteral stones in children: a multi-institutional cohort study. J Urol. 2014 Aug;192(2):506-11. Epub 2014 Feb 8. Read the abstract.

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