Dr. Nathan Walker from Christie Clinic joins the Morning Show and in this week’s Morning Rounds he is discussing Kidney Stones and how a new study shows they are increasing in people in the U.S.
The study, published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings, looks at the prevalence of kidney stones over a period of almost three decades — from 1984 to 2012 — among more than 10,000 residents of Minnesota.
Kidney stones increased more than fourfold among women and more than twofold among men, it found.
Young women ages 18 to 39 had the highest increase in cases, jumping from 62 to 252 cases (per 100,000 person-years) from 1984 to 2012. One person-year is a year lived by each participant for the duration of the study.