Pediatric Nephrology Clinical Research Activities

Patient-oriented research in the Division is conducted in a collaborative arrangement with the established Nephrology Clinical Research Center in the Department of Medicine.

Studies are coordinated by a dedicated Pediatric Nurse Coordinator and currently include:

  • Evaluation of the safety and efficacy of antihypertensive medications in children and adolescents
  • New pharmaceutical options for the treatment of growth failure and anemia in renal failure
  • Risk factors for aggressive nephrotic syndrome
  • Prednisone pharmacokinetics in nephrotic syndrome
  • Athletic risks of single kidneys

The Division also participates actively in the multicenter North American Pediatric Renal Transplant Cooperative Study (NAPRTCS), a consortium of institutions evaluating the issues of chronic renal failure and renal transplantation in children.