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Pediatric CKD

Vina Tresa, Afshan Yaseen, Ali Asghar Lanewala, Seema Hashmi, Sabeeta Khatri, Irshad Ali, Muhammed Mubarak
BACKGROUND: The reported prevalence rates and etiologies of acute kidney injury (AKI) are quite variable in different regions of the world. The current study was planned to determine the etiology, clinical profile, and short-term outcome of pediatric AKI at our hospital. METHODS: A prospective, observational study was carried out from April 2014 to March 2015. All pediatric patients (1 month to ≤15 years) diagnosed as AKI using modified pRIFLE criteria were studied and followed for 3 months to document short-term outcome...
October 21, 2016: Renal Failure
Shatha Hussain Ali, Salman Hussain Assi, Fadhil S Hussien
Hypertension (HTN) is one of the most common sequelae of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in children. Dialysis-related HTN is predominantly caused by chronic volume overload, and as such the blood pressure (BP) can be reduced and/or brought down to normal in a sizable number of patients with improved salt and fluid balance. This study was conducted to assess the prevalence of HTN among children on hemodialysis (HD) and to evaluate the correlation of HTN with some demographic data. This is a prospective study performed on forty pediatric patients with CKD receiving maintenance HD in three centers in Baghdad...
September 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Camilla S Hanson, Jonathan C Craig, Allison Tong
Patient- and family-centered care is hailed as a hallmark of high-quality pediatric care. This partnership between patients, families and their healthcare providers is central to caring for children with chronic kidney disease (CKD), given the long-term and profound impact of the disease and its treatment on the development and quality of life of these children. This paradigm hinges on a comprehensive and detailed understanding of the needs, beliefs and values of children with CKD and their families. However, their perspectives may remain undisclosed during time-limited clinical consultations and because of beliefs that if they did disclose their concerns, their care would be jeopardized...
October 15, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
C Pietrement, E Allain-Launay, J Bacchetta, A Bertholet-Thomas, L Dubourg, J Harambat, R Vieux, G Deschênes
These guidelines are intended to assist physicians in the care of children with chronic kidney disease (CKD), defined in children as in adults, regardless of its cause. Often silent for a long time, CKD can evolve to chronic renal failure or end-stage renal disease. Its management aims at slowing disease progression and treating CKD complications as soon as they appear. The different aspects of pediatric CKD care are addressed in these guidelines (screening, treatment, monitoring, diet, quality of life) as proposed by the French Society of Pediatric Nephrology...
October 12, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
Piero Ruggenenti, Paolo Cravedi, Antonietta Chianca, MariaRosa Caruso, Giuseppe Remuzzi
BACKGROUND: A multidrug treatment strategy that targets urinary proteins with an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor and angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) up-titrated to the respective maximum tolerated dose combined with intensified blood pressure (BP) control has been found to prevent renal function loss in adults with proteinuric nephropathies. Herein, we investigated the effects of this treatment protocol in the pediatric patient population. METHODS: From May 2002 to September 2014 we included in this observational, longitudinal, cohort study 20 consecutive children with chronic nephropathies and 24-h proteinuria of >200 mg who had received ramipril and losartan up-titrated to the respective maximum approved and tolerated doses [mean (standard deviation) dose:2...
October 4, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Anne M Kouri, Sharon P Andreoli
BACKGROUND: Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis is a small- and medium-sized vasculitis classically seen in adult patients, with peak onset near the fifth to seventh decade of life. There is little data on ANCA-associated vasculitis in pediatric patients, and most studies have limited follow-up. METHODS: This is a retrospective chart review of 22 patients with ANCA-positive glomerulonephritis in a single institution from 1991 to 2013...
September 27, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
John Dotis, Antigoni Pavlaki, Nikoleta Printza, Stella Stabouli, Stamatia Antoniou, Chrysa Gkogka, Nikolaos Kontodimopoulos, Fotios Papachristou
BACKGROUND: Progressive chronic kidney disease (CKD), irrespective of the underlying etiology, affects the quality of life (QoL) of children due to the need for regular follow-up visits, a strict medication program and diet intake. METHODS: The Greek version of the KIDSCREEN-52 multidimensional questionnaire was used in children with CKD, renal transplantation (RT) and in a control group (CG) of healthy children. RESULTS: Fifty-five patients between 8 and 18 years, with CKD (n = 25), RT (n = 16) and with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on peritoneal dialysis (PD) (n = 14) were included...
September 27, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Abd El-Hamid Salah Al-Hamshary, Osama Saad El-Shaaer, Doaa Refaay Soliman, Ghada Mohamed El-Mashad, Ahmed Ibraheem Hussien
INTRODUCTION: High serum resistin levels are associated with the incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The objectives of this study were to determine the serum concentrations of resistin in children that present with chronic renal failure (CRF) and end stage renal disease (ESRD), in order to examine the impact of hemodialysis (HD) on serum resistin levels, and to determine if a correlation exists between resistin and growth retardation in patients with CRF. METHODS: This case control study was undertaken in the pediatric hemodialysis unit of the Benha and Menoufia University hospitals from April 2014 to March 2015...
July 2016: Electronic Physician
Guido Filler, Ana Catalina Alvarez-Elías, Katherine D Westreich, Shih-Han S Huang, Robert M Lindsay
Although measuring creatinine to determine kidney function is currently the clinical standard, new markers such as beta-trace protein (BTP) and beta-2-microglobulin (B2M) are being investigated in an effort to measure glomerular filtration rate more accurately. In their recent publication, Inker et al. (Am J Kidney Dis 2015; 67:40-48) explored the use of these two relatively new markers in combination with some commonly available clinical characteristics in a large cohort of adults with chronic kidney disease...
September 19, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Irit Krause, Miriam Davidovits, Hannah Tamary, Maria Yutcis, Amit Dagan
PTA and anemia of CKD share a similar pathogenesis. However, PTA may be disproportionate to the reduction in the GFR. Data relating to the mechanism of PTA are scarce. We evaluated the erythropoiesis parameters in pediatric kidney recipients compared to children with CKD. A total of 100 patients (54 post-kidney TX, 46 with CKD) were enrolled in the single-center cohort study. GFR was found to be significantly lower in the CKD group (49.7±22.4 vs 72.9±28.5 mL/min/1.73 m², P<.001); anemia was significantly more common in the TX patients (52% vs 41...
September 12, 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
Matthew G Sampson
The discovery of genetic variation associated with pediatric kidney disease has shed light on the biology underlying these conditions and, in some cases, has improved our clinical management of patients. We are challenged to continue the momentum of the genomic era in pediatric nephrology by identifying novel disease-associated genetic variation and translating these discoveries into clinical applications. This article reviews the diverse forms of genetic architecture that have been found to be associated with kidney diseases and traits...
March 2016: Journal of Pediatric Genetics
Lyndsay A Harshman, Diana Zepeda-Orozco
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) in children is an irreversible process that, in some cases, may lead to end-stage renal disease. The majority of children with CKD have a congenital disorder of the kidney or urological tract arising from birth. There is strong evidence for both a genetic and epigenetic component to progression of CKD. Utilization of gene-mapping strategies, ranging from genome-wide association studies to single-nucleotide polymorphism analysis, serves to identify potential genetic variants that may lend to disease variation...
March 2016: Journal of Pediatric Genetics
Thomas Dienemann, Naohiko Fujii, Paula Orlandi, Lisa Nessel, Susan L Furth, Wendy E Hoy, Seiichi Matsuo, Gert Mayer, Shona Methven, Franz Schaefer, Elke S Schaeffner, Laura Solá, Bénédicte Stengel, Christoph Wanner, Luxia Zhang, Adeera Levin, Kai-Uwe Eckardt, Harold I Feldman
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a global health burden, yet it is still underrepresented within public health agendas in many countries. Studies focusing on the natural history of CKD are challenging to design and conduct, because of the long time-course of disease progression, a wide variation in etiologies, and a large amount of clinical variability among individuals with CKD. With the difference in health-related behaviors, healthcare delivery, genetics, and environmental exposures, this variability is greater across countries than within one locale and may not be captured effectively in a single study...
2016: BMC Nephrology
Prasad Devarajan, John Lynn Jefferies
The incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in children and adults is increasing. Cardiologists have become indispensable members of the care provider team for children with CKD. This is partly due to the high incidence of CKD in children and adults with congenital heart disease, with current estimates of 30-50%. In addition, the high incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) due to cardiac dysfunction or following pediatric cardiac surgery that may progress to CKD is also well documented. It is now apparent that AKI and CKD are uniquely intertwined as interconnected syndromes...
June 2016: Progress in Pediatric Cardiology
Aditi Gupta, Mukta Mantan, Monika Sethi
Growth failure is a major problem in pediatric patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and the onset of the condition in infancy is more likely to have an adverse impact on growth than its development in later childhood. This study was aimed to assess nutritional intake and anthropometry of children presenting with CKD in a developing country. In this cross-sectional observational study, children (1-18 years) with CKD visiting the outpatient services were enrolled. The age of onset, cause of CKD, and anthropometry were recorded...
July 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Roshan P George, Aneesh K Mehta, Sebastian D Perez, Pamela Winterberg, Jennifer Cheeseman, Brandi Johnson, Jean Kwun, Stephanie Monday, Linda Stempora, Barry Warshaw, Allan D Kirk
An individual's immune function, susceptibility to infection, and response to immunosuppressive therapy are influenced in part by his/her T cell maturation state. Although childhood is the most dynamic period of immune maturation, scant information regarding the variability of T cell maturation in children with renal disease is available. In this study, we compared the T cell phenotype in children with renal failure (n=80) with that in healthy children (n=20) using multiparameter flow cytometry to detect markers of T cell maturation, exhaustion, and senescence known to influence immune function...
July 13, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
Michael E Wilhide, James D Feller, Birong Li, Ahmad Z Mohamed, Brian Becknell, Ashley R Jackson, Kirk M McHugh, Susan E Ingraham
BACKGROUND: Congenital obstructive nephropathy (CON) is a leading cause of pediatric chronic kidney disease (CKD). Despite optimal surgical and medical care, there is a high rate of CKD progression. Better understanding of molecular and cellular changes is needed to facilitate development of improved biomarkers and novel therapeutic approaches in CON. METHODS: The megabladder (mgb) mouse is an animal model of CKD with impaired bladder emptying, hydronephrosis, and progressive renal injury...
October 2016: Pediatric Research
Jeremy A Saban, Michael Zappitelli, Susan M Samuel, Manish M Sood, R Todd Alexander, Steven Arora, Robin L Erickson, Kristine Kroeker, Braden J Manns, Allison B Dart
BACKGROUND: Significant practice variation exists in Canada with respect to timing of dialysis initiation in children. In the absence of evidence to guide practice, physicians' perceptions may significantly influence decision-making. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study are to (1) evaluate Canadian pediatric nephrologists' perceptions regarding dialysis initiation in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and (2) determine the factors guiding practice that may contribute to practice variation across Canada...
2016: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
Akram E El-Sadek, Eman G Behery, Ahmed A Azab, Naglaa M Kamal, Mostafa A Salama, Waleed E Abdulghany, Enas A A Abdallah
BACKGROUND: arginine and its metabolites have been linked to pediatric chronic kidney disease (CKD). We aimed to estimate serum levels of argninine (Arg), asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) and symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA) in pediatric CKD patients and its relation to altered kidney function. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 132 pediatric patients with CKD and 120 healthy age and sex matched controls were compared regarding; serum Arg, ADMA and SDMA levels. RESULTS: In comparison to their values in control subjects, serum Arg levels were significantly lower; serum ADMA levels were non-significantly higher, but serum SDMA levels were significantly higher in CKD patients (p values: < 0...
August 2016: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
Sahar A Fathallah-Shaykh
Proteinuria in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common and its etiology differs from that in adults. How proteinuria influences the rate of progression of CKD has been analyzed in multiple retrospective clinical studies and more recently in a few prospective ones. In this review I summarize the results, strengths and weaknesses of each of these studies. The findings of several retrospective studies in children with CKD have confirmed what we have learned from adult studies on the association between proteinuria and worsening kidney function...
June 27, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
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