Tag Archive: chronic kidney disease

Mar 29 2019

Collaborating for Pediatric Kidney Disease Clinical Research

By Jillian Rose Lim

Our kidneys work hard to keep us healthy, from regulating fluids, to flushing out waste, to supporting strong, supple bones. Protecting these key functions is especially critical for children, who rely on the all-important organ to keep their bodies growing and nutrients flowing. Thankfully, chronic kidney disease (CKD), in which kidneys sustain progressive and permanent damage over time, is rare in children. But this rarity also means researchers and clinicians need to work harder to gather enough patients and data to mount effective clinical trials and improve outcomes.

And though pediatric CKD is uncommon, the condition can be devastating, leaving a long-term impact on a child’s adult life. The overall life expectancy of children with kidney disease is approximately 40 years less than the average population.

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Feb 23 2015

CPCE Supports New Pilot Projects on Clinical Decision-Making

CPCE_CROPWinners chosen for the fall round of the CPCE’s Pilot Grant Program will focus on two projects that aim to have an impact on clinical decision-making.

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Jul 31 2014

CKiD Study Spurs New Insights Into Chronic Kidney Disease

chronic kidney diseaseIdentifying the best strategies to slow the progression to kidney failure for children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a constant challenge for clinicians.

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