A recently published study looking at the relationship between summer temperatures and hospitalization for renal conditions in New York State found that increasing mean temperature was associated with an increasing risk of hospitalization for acute renal failure, urinary tract infection, renal calculi, and other urinary disorders (Fletcher BA et al. Am J Epidemiol 2012; published online ahead of print). The study is one of the few to examine the effect of all summer temperatures on the relationship and not just the effect of heat waves.
Renal & Urology News would like to ask urologists the following question.
Based on your own experience, do you think higher temperatures increase the risk of urinary tract problems?
Leave a comment below to explain your choice.