Nephrology Research and Innovation :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Nephrology Research and Innovation

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.

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Why Do Some Children Have Kidney Scarring After Infection?
A new mouse model may help physician-researchers better understand why scarring occurs after urinary tract infection and how to prevent it.

Acute Kidney Injury a Major Complication of Nephrotic Syndrome in Children
AKI is more common in these children than previously realized, according to a study from the Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium.

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.

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