With a group of collaborators that included investigators from the University of California, Los Angeles, and the London School of Hygiene, as well as a climate scientist from Rutgers University, we looked at five cities in the United States: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia.

Our goal was to estimate risk of presenting with a stone within 20 days of exposure to any daily temperature, within the range of temperatures in each of those cities. We also sought to estimate the lag between exposure to that temperature and presenting with a stone. For example, if you are exposed to an 86°F-day today, when is the greatest probability that you will present with a kidney stone?

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