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By P O Pediatrics, Nephrology
Abubakr A Sanusi, Fatiu A Arogundade, O C Famurewa, Anthony O Akintomide, Folashade O Soyinka, Olalekan E Ojo, Adewale Akinsola
INTRODUCTION: Kidney length has traditionally been used as a predictor of chronic kidney disease (CKD); however, kidney volume (KV) rather than length has been emphasized by researchers as a true predictor of kidney size in states of good health and disease. Since KV can be assumed to be a predictor of kidney mass or remaining surviving nephrons in CKD patients, we theorized that the KV should reflect the functional capacity of the kidneys, i.e. the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). METHODOLOGY: Forty CKD patients were recruited and investigated...
May 2009: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
J J Miranda Geelhoed, H Rob Taal, Eric A P Steegers, Lidia R Arends, Maarten Lequin, Henriƫtte A Moll, Albert Hofman, Albert J van der Heijden, Vincent W V Jaddoe
Information about growth of kidney structures in early life is limited. In a population-based prospective cohort study, from foetal life onwards, we constructed reference curves for kidney growth from the third trimester of pregnancy until early childhood, using data from 1,158 healthy children. Kidney size, defined as length, width, depth and volume, was measured in the third trimester of pregnancy and at the postnatal ages of 6 months and 24 months. Analyses were based on more than 2,500 kidney measurements...
February 2010: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
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