Glickman Kidney and Urological Institute is enrolling kidney stone patients to participate in a National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored clinical trial on kidney stone prevention. 

The Prevention of Urinary Stones with Hydration (PUSH) study aims to look at the impact of increased fluid intake on the formation, growth and recurrence of urinary stones. This is a great opportunity for patients with kidney stones to be actively monitored on their hydration status, which is a mainstay of kidney stone prevention.

Study participation involves a screening visit, a baseline visit and follow-up contacts through two years. Screenings and enrollment will be done while patients are in a clinical visit. There is also the opportunity to participate in this study remotely through virtual visits. 

Participating patients will be randomized to either a control arm or intervention arm. Both groups of patients will be given a smart water bottle to track fluid intake, but the intervention arm will also receive a prescription for fluid intake and close monitoring of protocol compliance.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Children age 12-17 and adults
  • At least one symptomatic stone event (passage or procedural intervention) within three years prior to enrollment
  • Low 24-hour urine volume
  • Owning and willing to use a smartphone or other device (e.g., tablet) compatible with the study‚Äźprovided wireless enabled “smart” water bottle

If you are interested and meet the above eligibility requirements, complete the form below to be contacted by our team to determine if you are an appropriate candidate.