Why Are So Many Young Teens Getting Kidney Stones?

Researchers are trying to figure out why a growing number of teens are getting kidney stones. One factor all doctors seem to agree on is that today’s teens aren’t drinking enough water. A new study, PUSH (Prevention of Urinary Stones with Hydration), is using a combination of technology, incentives, and coaching to get patients to drink more and possibly prevent getting stones again. Read the full story.

Kidney Stones Rising Among Millenials

A new study by the Mayo Clinic, which reviewed about 30 years worth of data from a Minnesota county, has found that the incidence of kidney stones is on the rise, especially among women in the age range of 18 to 39. The Prevention of Urinary Stones with Hydration (PUSH) study is looking at whether increased hydration can be used to decrease kidney stones. Read the full story.

As Kidney Stones Increase, Researchers Turn to Technology for Answers

Newly published research shows that kidney stones doubled in men and quadrupled in women between 1984 and 2012. As experts scramble for answers on how to quell this unwelcome spike, researchers with the Prevention of Urinary Stones with Hydration (PUSH) study have been testing their own hypothesis for several months; namely, that a high-tech water bottle might be one key to reducing the recurrence of the urinary stone disease, commonly referred to as kidney stones. Read the full story.

PUSH Study Now Recruiting Participants!

The Prevention of Urinary Stones with Hydration (PUSH) study hopes to identify ways to change behavior so a patient is less likely to have another kidney stone, and help determine if drinking more water can really help prevent having another kidney stone.

PUSH is currently enrolling participants. For more information, contact one of our participating sites or check out the PUSH study listing on ClinicalTrials.gov.