Pediatrics

Sevelamer Carbonate Improves Pediatric Hyperphosphatemia

Sevelamer Carbonate Improves Pediatric Hyperphosphatemia

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Phase 2 randomized placebo-controlled trial demonstrated the safety and efficacy of sevelamer in lowering serum phosphorus levels in children and adolescents.

New Pediatric Hypertension Guidelines Issued

New Pediatric Hypertension Guidelines Issued

The AAP published updated clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of children with hypertension.

Children With Diabetic Ketoacidosis at High Risk of AKI

Children With Diabetic Ketoacidosis at High Risk of AKI

Of the children who developed acute kidney injury, 34.9% had stage 1, 45.3% had stage 2, and 19.8% had stage 3.

Platelet Counts Linked to AKI Severity in Pediatric Open-Heart Surgery

Platelet Counts Linked to AKI Severity in Pediatric Open-Heart Surgery

There is a strong association between magnified nadir platelet counts and the severity of AKI.

Survival Rates Differ by Race for Pediatric ESRD Patients

Survival Rates Differ by Race for Pediatric ESRD Patients

Non-Hispanic black children had a 36% higher risk of death and Hispanic children had a 34% lower risk of death than non-Hispanic white children.

Anemia Linked to Vitamin D Insufficiency in Children With CKD

Anemia Linked to Vitamin D Insufficiency in Children With CKD

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Low vitamin D status was associated with a 2-fold higher risk for anemia.

Young Patients Often Misperceive Adherence to Phosphorus Control

Young Patients Often Misperceive Adherence to Phosphorus Control

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Hyperphosphatemia is present in many who say following diets and binder schedules is easy.

Blood Pressure Goals Needful for Children, Teens

Blood Pressure Goals Needful for Children, Teens

Trajectory data indicate that childhood BP levels correlate with BP status at age 38 years.

World Kidney Day 2016 Focuses on Disease in Childhood

World Kidney Day 2016 Focuses on Disease in Childhood

10% of the population worldwide is impacted by some form of kidney damage.

Poor Appetite, Lower GFR Linked in Children With CKD

Poor Appetite, Lower GFR Linked in Children With CKD

Children with a ieGFR below 30 mL/min/1.73m2 have 4.5-fold greater odds of having a worse appetite.

Gaps in Care for Teenagers With Chronic Conditions

Gaps in Care for Teenagers With Chronic Conditions

Researchers identified 11 risk factors and 9 protective factors related to care gaps.

Rapid Use of PD Catheters in Children Possible

Rapid Use of PD Catheters in Children Possible

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Researchers report successful use of catheters within 24 hours in urgent situations.

Racial Disparity in Survival Found in Pediatric Dialysis Patients

Racial Disparity in Survival Found in Pediatric Dialysis Patients

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African-American children are 64% more likely to die than white children.

SHPT Risk Linked to eGFR in Children With Chronic Kidney Disease

SHPT Risk Linked to eGFR in Children With Chronic Kidney Disease

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High intact parathyroid hormone levels were associated with a lower estimated glomerular filtration rate.

Kidney Stone Cases Rising Among Blacks, Teens

Kidney Stone Cases Rising Among Blacks, Teens

Researchers also report growing number of cases among women and children.

VUR-Related Renal Scarring Characterized

VUR-Related Renal Scarring Characterized

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Older age and a second episode of urinary tract infection identified as risk factors.

Diabetes, Diabetic Nephropathy Increased in Children

Diabetes, Diabetic Nephropathy Increased in Children

Increase in prevalence from 2002-2013, with highest prevalence among those aged 12 to less than 18 years.

Iron Deficiency Linked With Elevated FGF-23 in Pediatric CKD

Iron Deficiency Linked With Elevated FGF-23 in Pediatric CKD

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Iron deficiency may contribute to the relationship between proteinuria and excess FGF-23, researchers suggested.

Most Pediatric Pyeloplasty Patients Have Imaging Within a Year

Most Pediatric Pyeloplasty Patients Have Imaging Within a Year

Within first 12 months, 91% undergo at least 1 imaging study, most often ultrasound.

Child Cancer Survivors at Increased Risk for Neoplasm in Adulthood

Child Cancer Survivors at Increased Risk for Neoplasm in Adulthood

Increased risk for treatment-related subsequent neoplasms even beyond age 40 years.

Hospital Volume Impacts Post-Op Urologic Complications in Children

Hospital Volume Impacts Post-Op Urologic Complications in Children

Risk of postoperative complications increased for pediatric patients at non-high volume hospitals.

Chronic Kidney Disease Raises Fracture Risk in Children

Chronic Kidney Disease Raises Fracture Risk in Children

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Fracture rates are 2.4- to 3-fold higher than rates found in the general population of children and adolescents.

Vitamin D May Slow CKD Progression in Children

Vitamin D May Slow CKD Progression in Children

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In a study, renal survival increased by 8.2% with each 10 nmol/L increment in baseline levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D.

Genetic Anomalies Found in Kids with CKD

Genetic Anomalies Found in Kids with CKD

A significant proportion of children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have unsuspected chromosomal imbalances.

High-dose Insulin May Prevent Type 1 Diabetes in Kids

High-dose Insulin May Prevent Type 1 Diabetes in Kids

Daily capsules trigger protective immune response in high-risk children.

Gestational Diabetes May Up Autism Risk

Gestational Diabetes May Up Autism Risk

High blood glucose might interfere with normal brain development, researcher says.

Dialysis During Pregnancy Fairly Common

Dialysis During Pregnancy Fairly Common

Survey of nephrologists shows kidney failure becoming more common for expectant moms.

Mild CKD Linked to Worse Pregnancy Outcomes

Mild CKD Linked to Worse Pregnancy Outcomes

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Researchers found 88% higher odds of negative pregnancy outcomes for women with stage 1 CKD and no classic risk factors.

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