WM NEWS AND NOTES CLIMATE CHANGE MAY steeply at some threshold tem- kidney-stone risk. In combination INCREASE KIDNEY STONE CASES perature , a ban d stretching fro m with a previously existing model, Accordin g to a new study, our Kentucky to norther n California the researchers were able to com- woul d see the most new cases," pare and contrast their findings. warming Earth may cause a rise in kidney stone disease in the United Brikowski comments. Brikowski began working on States by midcentury . Researchers To forecast climate change, thi s problem in 1999, after his fro m The University of Texas at Brikowski used models of global wife , a veterinarian , noted an Dallas and The University of Texas warmin g obtained from the 2007 increase in anima l kidney stones Southwester n Medical Center Fourt h Assessment Report of the durin g drought years. Brikowski, predict approximately 2.2 million Intergovernmental Panel on Cli- who is a hydrologist, tried to fin d new climate-related cases of kid- mate Change, in which predicted a lin k between the stones and the ney stones by 2050. The highest temperatur e increases are based drough t conditions. Eventually,
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Oct 1, 2008
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