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CKiD study redefines care for kids with CKD

With more than 600 children enrolled, CKiD is the largest study of its kind ever conducted in North America. As the Midwest Clinical Coordinating Center for the NIH-funded Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) study, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City is at the forefront of improving treatment for kids with chronic kidney disease.

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Research to minimize hyperfiltration injuries

One of the most common issues in the progression of chronic kidney disease is the occurrence of hyperfiltration injury, which can take place when a patient’s remaining functional nephrons attempt to compensate for lost ones by filtering more material. Tarak Srivastava, MD, a researcher at Children’s Mercy is investigating ways to minimize the severity of these injuries.

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Located in Kansas City, Mo., Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics is one of the country’s premier free-standing, independent pediatric medical centers. With a faculty of more than 400 pediatric subspecialists, we are consistently ranked among the leading children’s hospitals in the nation. Likewise, we were the first hospital in Missouri or Kansas to receive Magnet recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in nursing services.

Children’s Mercy serves as one of two clinical coordinating centers for the NIH-funded Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) study. Our kidney transplant graft survival rates are recognized as among the best in the nation, and we’re pioneering new treatments for peritonitis, hypophosphatemic rickets and other disorders related to kidney disease.

We’ve also been at the forefront of pediatric psychosocial care, and we’re nationally recognized for our innovation in creating a family-centered environment that is focused on the unique needs of hospitalized children and their families.

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Cardiovascular disease and CKD outcomes

Researchers in the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children study are investigating the impact of cardiovascular disease on children with CKD. Children’s Mercy is contributing to this longitudinal research initiative to assess how cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension evolve in patients over time.

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  • Intensive treatment curbs kidney disease risk in type 1 diabetes
    A study in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed that type 1 diabetes patients who received early, intensive treatment were up to 50% less likely to develop kidney diseases decades later than those who had standard care. Researchers studied 1,441 patients and noted 46 cases of severe kidney problems and 16 cases of kidney failure in the conventional treatment group after a 22-year follow-up, compared with only 24 and eight cases, respectively, in the intensive treatment group. Reuters (11/12)
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    Data from 1,576 reviewed cases and 366 patients with chronic kidney disease revealed that the maximum etiological fraction of recurrent childhood urinary tract infections as a main cause of CKD was only 0.3%. Researchers reported in Pediatrics that 308 of the 366 patients with CKD had a specific noninfectious cause of CKD. PhysiciansBriefing.com/HealthDay News (10/10)
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