Kids and Kidney Stones

Published on in CHOP News

“Smart” technology – it’s found in phones, watches, cars—and now water bottles? That’s what researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), along with the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and other institutions, are using in order to help minimize risks for kidney stones.

It’s part of the Prevention of Urinary Stones with Hydration (PUSH) Study, a randomized clinical trial that aims to identify the best strategies to help patients with kidney stones drink enough fluid to prevent stone recurrence.

Recently, Gregory E. Tasian, MD, an attending pediatric urologist in the Division of Urology at CHOP discussed this breakthrough research with WHYY. We also heard from a young patient who has first-hand experience with the PUSH study and was diagnosed with kidney stones at age 13.  

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