Published on in CHOP News
Over the last 20 years, the likelihood that a child will develop a kidney stone has doubled. In fact, Gregory Tasian, MD, a pediatric urologist and researcher in the Pediatric Kidney Stone Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), believes that this is an epidemic.
Emma Gaal, a senior in high school, is all too familiar with the statistics. Her initial experience with kidney stones occurred in first grade. Today, Emma manages her condition with medication and by drinking 100 fluid ounces of water daily.
Dr. Tasian discusses prevention methods and new research underway to improve care for kids living with kidney stones.