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Changing trends in the referral patterns of pediatric nephrology patients

Guido Filler, Robert P Payne, Elaine Orrbine, Tammy Clifford, Alfred Drukker, Peter N McLaine
This study investigates the changing referral patterns of young patients to a tertiary pediatric nephrology center with a well-defined catchment area over two consecutive 8.5-year periods. We paid special attention to the known increase of obesity and diabetes mellitus in childhood. Demographic data (site of residence, height, weight, gender and renal diagnosis) were collected on 6,154 children aged 0-19 years, referred as in- and outpatients to the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario for nephrological work-up...
May 2005: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
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