In addition to providing outstanding clinical care, members of the Section of Nephrology conduct research to improve patient outcomes. Read below to get the latest research updates.
Members of the Section of Nephrology also participate in the Nephrology and Urology Research Affinity Group (NURAG). NURAG is composed of medical faculty, residents and fellows from the Nephrology and Urology programs at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. NURAG also includes members of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s whose research projects focus on the fields of nephrology, urology and associated disciplines.
When Does Vesicoureteral Reflux Lead to UTI?
The number of copies of an antimicrobial peptide gene is associated with risk of a VUR patient developing UTI, potentially helping doctors screen patients.
A Promising Strategy for Diagnosing UTIs in Children
Researchers hope to develop a rapid, point-of-care test.
Urinary Stone Disease Signals Substantial Future Morbidity, Even for Children
Increasing evidence of associated cardiovascular problems, low bone density and other conditions lead to call for more research.
Bacteria Are Present in Kidney Stones and May Contribute to Their Formation
The stones could represent a reversible risk factor for patients with recurrent pyelonephritis.
With UTI, Abundances of Antimicrobial Peptides Rise Significantly
The abundances are a potential mechanism for accurately diagnosing the common infection.
Delivering Best Outcomes in Nephrology
Read summaries of several research and clinical developments from the past year.
Childhood Kidney Stones Associated with Atherosclerosis
Research could lead to early interventions to improve cardiovascular health
Limiting the Damage from Nephrotic Syndrome
Research shows mechanisms for disease aggravation; findings could open door to disrupting or blocking those mechanisms.
Identifying Risk for Thrombotic Disease in Nephrotic Syndrome
Study points to new markers to identify risk of thrombosis, a deadly complication of nephrotic syndrome.