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Mar 12, 2018
“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.
Listen to and read the full story.
Learn about what sets us apart in treating kids with kidney stones, and how we can help manage your child’s care and prevent stone recurrence.
Learn about the rising incidence of kidney stones in children and how stones are diagnosed and treated at CHOP's Pediatric Kidney Stone Center.