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Kidney Stones

Published on
Oct 13, 2023
In our weekly news roundup, Dr. Beverly Davidson received a $1 million grant to study Huntington’s disease. This and more on Cornerstone.
Published on
Jun 23, 2023
U.S. News & World Report ranks CHOP No. 1 in region, and we’re proud to have eight specialties ranked in the top five.

Dr. LaRosa's research interests include renal transplantation, nephrolithiasis/kidney stones, glomerular diseases, and pediatric hypertension.

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Published on
Jan 21, 2022
Learn about novel findings and new funding from our Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia researchers.

The purpose of this study is to determine how what you eat and drink (your diet), antibiotics you take, and the bacteria that live in your gut (microbiome) contribute to developing kidney stones.

This is a randomized controlled trial that tests whether a program designed to maintain a high fluid intake decreases kidney stone recurrence.

Urinary stone disease (USD) is a common, chronic disorder that is seen more frequently in adolescence today than in the past.

This study will compare stone clearance (a primary determinant of painful stone passage, Emergency Department visits, and surgical retreatment) and patients’ experiences after ureteroscopy, shockwave lithotripsy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy for patients 8 to 21 years of age.

Published on
May 11, 2020
Dr. Greg Tasian is researching connections between the gut microbiome and kidney stones.

Dr. Tasian and his research team use an epidemiologic framework, including randomized trials and multi-institutional observational studies, to examine the etiology of kidney stone disease and the comparative effectiveness of surgical interventions. He also employs machine learning of complex data to improve diagnosis, risk stratification, and prediction of treatment response for children and adults with benign urologic disease.

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