Could an overuse of certain oral antibiotics be responsible for an increase in kidney stones? In a new study led by Gregory E. Tasian, MD, an attending pediatric urologist in the Division of Urology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), a team of researchers, including urologists and nephrologists, found that five classes of oral antibiotics were associated with a diagnosis of kidney stone disease, with the strongest risks for kidney stones in children and adolescents.
Several major news outlets reported on these breakthrough findings.
- The New York Times — Antibiotics May Raise the Risk for Kidney Stones
- The Philadelphia Inquirer/Philly.com — CHOP study links antibiotic use with risk of kidney stones
- CBS3 — Study: Oral Antibiotics Could Be Responsible For Dramatic Increase Of Kidney Stones
- 6ABC — Antibiotics may play role in more adolescents getting kidney stones
- Time — Here’s Another Reason to Avoid Taking Unnecessary Antibiotics
- The Guardian — Oral antibiotics raise kidney stones’ risk
- WebMD — Antibiotics Tied to Higher Kidney Stone Risk
- Atlanta Journal Constitutional — Antibiotics could raise risk of kidney stones, study says