Réduire le risque de récurrence des calculs rénaux en augmentant l'adhérence des patients aux recommandations de régime alimentaire et de fluides: Une stratégie d'intervention personnalisée et multimodale


Naeem Bhojani

Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal [CHUM]


Domaine : santé des populations

Programme Chercheurs-boursiers cliniciens - Junior 1

Concours 2019-2020

Kidney stone disease is a common medical condition which is on the rise. Furthermore, kidney stone disease has a tendency to recur quickly. Not only do kidney stones cause significant pain and suffering but they can also lead to renal failure. Research has demonstrated that with diet and fluid, kidney stones can be prevented. However, due to the time consuming requirements and rigorous follow-up that is necessary, prevention is challenging. Recently, text messaging interventions have been shown to prevent other medical conditions such as heart disease. The objective of this study is to create and evaluate a text messaging intervention based on the patient's own specific risk factors that can be used to prevent kidney stones.

This study is highly relevant as the main objective is to produce evidence to reduce the number of patients suffering from kidney stone disease which will in turn reduce the number of patients suffering from kidney disease and kidney failure. The end result will be an improvement in the overall kidney health of the entire population of patients.

This will be the first study of a text messaging intervention to decrease kidney stone recurrence in an at-risk patient population. Once developed, this cost-effective approach has the potential to promote patient engagement and empowerment, while decreasing the adverse effects and suffering associated with renal stone disease. Furthermore, it will promote kidney stone prevention within the renal stone population for both the patient and the treating physician.