Why kidney stones will become more prevalent over time

“The prevalence of kidney stones has increased over 80% over the last 30 years, and the epidemiology has changed such that it's beginning at a younger age now,” says Gregory Tasian, MD, MSc, MSCE.

In this episode, Urology Times® Assistant Editor Janelle Hart spoke with Gregory Tasian, MD, MSc, MSCE, and Jason Kaufman. They discuss the association between kidney stones and climate change, and what the projections of their recent study evaluating this relationship will mean for future generations. 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.