Tag Archives: trends

Obesity and Kidney Stones

Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass

Written by Jennifer N. Wu, MD and Roger K. Low, MD University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA. Obesity is a leading public health epidemic with the prevalence in the United States exceeding 30% in most sex and age groups.1 Interestingly, the … Continue reading

Posted in Kidney stone causes | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Can you use Google to track kidney stones?

Google searches for "kidney stones" and monthly temperature

Internet search data can now reveal where and when kidney stones are presenting in almost real time. In the past, gathering information on how often medical conditions (like kidney stones) occur required the meticulous gathering of information from medical records, … Continue reading

Posted in Trends | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Kidney stones becoming more common worldwide


The bad news: Kidney stone disease appears to be increasing worldwide. In 2008, 1 out of every 11 Americans will experience a kidney stone at some point in their lives. This is up from 1 out of every 20 Americans … Continue reading

Posted in Trends | Tagged , , | Leave a comment