Kidney stone occurrence projected to increase with climate change over time

“The main question we were interested in answering was what the impact of future climate under different scenarios of climate change would have on the incidence of kidney stone disease, using South Carolina as a model state,” says Jason Kaufman.

In this video, Gregory Tasian, MD, MSc, MSCE, and Jason Kaufman, discuss the background and findings of the study, “The impact of heat on kidney stone presentations in South Carolina under two climate change scenarios.” Tasian is an associate professor of surgery and epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, a pediatric urologist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Director of Pediatric KIDney Stone (PKIDS) Care Improvement Network and Kaufman is a medical student at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.