Pediatric KIDney Stone (PKIDS) Care Improvement Network
The goals of this study are to improve the ability of pediatric patients and their caregivers to select surgical treatment options for kidney stones and to enable urologists to use techniques that result in the best outcomes for these surgeries.
• Males or females, 8-21 years of age, undergoing planned URS, SWL, or PCNL for the removal of at least one kidney and/or ureteral stone.
• Parental/guardian or participant (if ≥ 18 years old) permission (informed consent), and if appropriate, child assent
• 2a. Individuals who are not able to provide consent/assent (whether ≥18 or < 18 years) and/or not willing or able to complete questionnaires are eligible for participation for the stone clearance assessment and Electronic Health Record (EHR) surveillance if the legal guardian consents for study participation.
• 2b. Individuals for whom native-language questionnaires are not available can also participate in stone clearance assessment and EHR surveillance.