Pryme Vessyl Collaborates with UCSF to Help Cystinuria Patients Combat Rare Disease through Hydration
In wake of studies showing how increased fluid consumption can help prevent kidney stone recurrence, people with cystinuria are turning to Pryme Vessyl to help track their fluid consumption
SAN FRANCISCO — Today, Mark One, the creator of the award-winning Pryme Vessyl, an intelligent cup that automatically tracks and displays your personal hydration needs, announced a strategic collaboration with the University of California, San Francisco Department of Urology to examine how Pryme Vessyl could be used to help people with cystinuria more easily track their fluid consumption. Ranked first nationwide in competitive funding for urology research – considered a reflection of the department’s caliber in this highly competitive federal funding arena – UCSF urologists are experts in cystinuria and the treatment of kidney stones.
Cystinuria is an inherited metabolic disorder that causes cystine to build up in the urine where it can lead to the formation of stones. These stones can get stuck in the kidneys, ureters or bladder. People with cystinuria tend to have recurrent stones and can have many, painful episodes every year. Some patients undergo thirty or more surgeries over the course of their lifetime to remove stones. As a result, there is a large focus placed on the prevention of stones, and hydration plays a pivotal role in this effort.
“Proper hydration is important for everyone, but it’s imperative for those suffering from cystinuria,” said Dr. Hanson Lenyoun, Head of Health for Mark One. “There’s extensive research showing that increased fluid consumption can help prevent kidney stone recurrence, but it can be difficult for people to track how much they are actually drinking. It’s even harder to collect and share that information with their doctor. We’re excited to collaborate with UCSF Urology to offer people a convenient way to automatically track their fluid consumption. We realize this type of patient-generated health data has the ability to enrich the doctor-patient exchange and help people optimize their care.”
Pryme Vessyl uses a proprietary algorithm paired with personal information to determine each user’s unique hydration needs at each point of the day. The device takes into account varying factors, including height, weight, age, biological sex, exercise and sleep habits, to determine the amount of water each individual needs throughout the day. The amount and timing of fluid consumed is tracked and logged so an individual can review and share the data as they see fit.
To learn more about Mark One and Pryme Vessyl visit: www.PrymeVessyl.com.