Columbus, OH - January 2016
The field of nephrology faces any number of challenges, and the clinician-scientists at Nationwide Children’s Hospital are at the forefront of identifying them. Recent publications highlight the increasing number of kidney stone cases among children and identified sub-groups of children with renal disease at increased risk venous thromboembolism who also have increased mortality and health care costs.
As you will see in the Section of Nephrology’s research summary report, researchers have helped demonstrate the potential of biomarkers for thrombotic disease in nephrotic syndrome. A multidisciplinary team is now researching the role antimicrobial peptides could play in treating urinary tract infection.