Print Issue: February 01, 2007

Proteinuria A Useful Measure in Kids

As with adults, proteinuria reflects CKD severity in children, according to researchers. Their study of 213 children with mild to moderate CKD revealed that proteinuria correlates with glomerular filtration rate (GFR), regardless of CKD cause or other factors.

Protection for Pediatric Tx Patients

The 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (Prevnar) is safe and well tolerated in pediatric solid-organ transplant recipients, according to researchers at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. The vaccine was immunogenic against most vaccine-containing serotypes.

‘Pocket Pets’ Danger To Transplants

Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have confirmed the spread of lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV) from a pet hamster to four recipients of organs from a single donor.

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