Division of Nephrology and Rheumatology
The Pediatric Nephrology Division offers the following services for infant, child and adolescent patients:
Diagnosis and management of:
- hypertension, hematuria and proteinuria
- urinary tract infections
- chronic and end stage renal disease including dialysis and kidney transplantation
- congenital and genetic diseases of the kidney
- acute renal failure
- Outpatient clinical services
- Home and hospital-based education program
- Teaching programs for postgraduate students and community physicians
Appointments and more information
The Chronic Kidney Disease in Children Study (CKiD): This is an NIH-funded study multicenter (55 sites), which evaluates risk factors for progressive declines in kidney function to failure, and investigates the linked changes in cardiovascular risk factors, neurocognitive function, behavior, and growth.
Pediatric Investigation for Genetic Factors Linked to Renal Progression (PediGFR): This is an international consortium project funded by the NIH. The goal of this genome-wide association study is to identify the gene regions and pathways that are associated with CKD progression to kidney failure.
Assessment of Worldwide Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), Renal Angina and Epidemiology (AWARE): This study is designed to determine the epidemiology and outcome of pediatric AKI.
Assessment of Worldwide Acute Kidney Injury and Epidemiology in Neonates (AWAKEN): This study is designed to determine if the KDIGO AKI definition adapted to neonates can predict mortality, length of stay.