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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Clinical Stone Disease: Tools and Risk Factors, Including the Jack W. Coburn, MD, Endowed Lectureship

November 03, 2023 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Room 119, Pennsylvania Convention Center

Session Description

Kidney stone disease has become increasingly common, affecting 1 in 11 individuals in their lifetime. The rising incidence of nephrolithiasis is likely multifactorial, including contributions from diet and sedentary lifestyle as well as the growing burden of systemic disease in the population. There is growing recognition of the role of socioeconomic factors and climate change in increasing rates of stone disease. This session reviews the tools available to identify individuals at risk for stone recurrence and highlights subpopulations particularly at risk for stone disease.

ASN gratefully acknowledges Amgen for support of the Jack W. Coburn, MD, Endowed Lectureship.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Identify risk factors for recurrent stone disease and specify tools available to predict recurrence
  • Explain the role of enteric hyperoxaluria in stone formation
  • Distinguish risk factors for stone formation by type of underlying bowel disorder
  • Describe the unique risk factors for transplant nephrolithiasis
  • Discuss the role of climate change and socioeconomic disparity in rising rates of nephrolithiasis

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Bones‚ Stones‚ and Mineral Metabolism
  • Kidney Transplantation