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If you are between the ages of 18 -75 yrs and have a body mass index between 19 - 45 kg/m2 you may be eligible to participate in a study exploring how much oxalate (a normal product of the body, also found in food) is made by the body and eliminated in urine. Participation involves eating study-provided meals for 5 days, providing urine and blood samples, one imaging visit (DXA) and one day-long visit during which an intravenous infusion of oxalate is given. Study meals are provided free of charge and additional compensation up to $375 is offered. Individuals with obesity, overweight or normal weight, and with and without a history of kidney stones are all welcome to the study. For more information call 205-934-5712 or email kidneystone@uabmc.edu.

If you are between the ages of 18 -75 yrs and have a body mass index > 30 kg/m2 you may be eligible to participate in a study exploring the reason why individuals who have high BMI have an increased risk of forming calcium oxalate kidney stones. Participation involves eating study-provided meals for 4 days, providing urine and blood samples. Study meals are provided free of charge and additional compensation up to $140 is offered. For more information call 205-934-5712 or email kidneystone@uabmc.edu.

If you are between the ages of 18 -75 yrs and have type 2 diabetes you may be eligible to participate in a study exploring the reason why individuals who have diabetes have an increased risk of forming calcium oxalate kidney stones. Individuals with obesity, overweight or normal weight are all welcome to the study. Participation involves eating study-provided meals for 4 days, providing urine and blood samples. Study meals are provided free of charge and additional compensation up to $140 is offered. For more information call 205-934-5712 or email kidneystone@uabmc.edu.

Individuals with a history of kidney stones, 18 – 75 yrs, are needed for a study exploring factors impacting oxalate metabolism in kidney stone formers. The study involves consuming prepared meals over 4 days and collecting urine and blood. Compensation $130. Please phone Demond at 205-934-5712 or email kidneystone@uabmc.edu, if you are interested.
We are looking for healthy men and women ages 18-65 to participate in a research study. You must have no history of gastrointestinal or kidney disease. We are conducting a study to examine the presence of Oxalobacter, a naturally occurring molecule in our bodies. This study involves collection of stool specimens. Compensation is provided. Please send an email to kidneystone@uabmc.edu if you are interested.
Study subjects are being sought to help identify the risk factors involved in kidney stone formation. You don’t have to have kidney stones to participate. You cannot enroll in this study if you have been diagnosed with diabetes. Participants must be ages 19-65 and in relatively good health. What you will be required to do: 1. Answer questions to see if you are eligible to be screened for the study; 2. Provide 1 blood sample; 3. Provide up to four 24 hour urine collections during the study.; 4. Consume only meals provided by the UAB dietary kitchen for 3 consecutive days. Compensation is provided and there is no cost for participation. If you are interested please email kidneystone@uabmc.edu.
We are looking for participants who have been diagnosed with “Fatty Liver Disease” and who are NOT diabetic. We are also looking for healthy individuals with a history of kidney stone formation with a BMI between 20-40. All visits will occur at UAB and participants will be required to consume meals for three days that are prepared by trained UAB dietary staff. The meals are provided at no cost to participants and may be consumed at your location of choice. This study will also involve collecting your urine for two consecutive days. Compensation is provided. kidneystone@uabmc.edu if you feel you meet either or both of these criteria and would like to see if you qualify.