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10-year survey of referrals to a pediatric nephrology program

J W Foreman, J C Chan
To provide a realistic picture of the patient case load of a pediatric nephrologist in a teaching hospital, we analyzed the number, the demographics, and the reasons for patient referral to our pediatric nephrology program over a 10-year period. Between January 1, 1978, and December 31, 1987, 1,523 pediatric patients were referred to the Medical College of Virginia for evaluation and treatment of renal and electrolyte disorders. The most common reason for referral was a fluid-electrolyte disorder (30%), followed by hematuria/proteinuria (22%), chronic glomerulonephropathies (10%), hypertension (5%), nephrotic syndrome (6%), end-stage renal disease (3%), urinary tract infections (5%), and acute glomerulonephritis (3%)...
1990: Child Nephrology and Urology
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