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Grand Rounds: Epidemiology of Pediatric Urinary Stones


By Andrew L. Schwaderer, MD , Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Explain the increasing epidemiology of pediatric urinary stones. 2. Determine that pediatric urinary stone management is more than avoiding renal colic, and involves limiting extra-renal manifestations and recognizing cases caused by underlying disorders. 3. Recognize clinical gaps in pediatric urinary stone care and potential strategies to address these gaps.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses.

Identified Gap:

Development of urinary stones in the pediatric population is on the increase. Enhanced awareness of underlying health issues as well as improved treatment methods will improve patient outcome.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:


Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.