Research and Innovation

Urine Analysis Device

Urine Concentration App Outperforms Common Clinical Hydration Measures

An innovative mobile phone application determined hydration status better than thirst, urine color scales and dipstick tests in a pilot study.

M. Brian Becknell, MD, PhD

End-stage Renal Disease in Children with Obstructive Uropathy Is Predicted by Common Clinical Markers

Frequently measured clinical markers can predict end-stage renal disease in children with obstructive uropathy, according to a new study published in Pediatric Nephrology.

John David Spencer, MD

Insulin Resistance Appears to Disrupt Natural Defense Against Urinary Tract Infections

Insulin receptor signaling provides a possible target to boost protection for patients with diabetes and prediabetes.

Daryl J. McLeod, MD, and John David Spencer, MD

Urology/Nephrology Combined Clinic Offers Benefits for Patients, Physicians and Researchers

A highly specialized clinic provides efficient care for patients with rare or complicated urinary tract conditions and offers patients, clinicians and researchers a win-win-win scenario.

Could Antimicrobial Peptides Be Biomarkers for Obstructive Uropathy?

New research reveals the expression of antimicrobial peptides — long associated only with infections — in children with obstructive uropathy, creating potential for a wide range of clinical applications.

Should We Use BMI or Waist Circumference for Kids With CKD?

Up to 10 percent of children with CKD are classified differently depending on the way obesity is measured.

An Under-Recognized, and Under-Treated, Complication of Nephrotic Syndrome

Dyslipidemia causes renal injury and is implicated in higher rates of atherosclerosis with nephrotic syndrome, but it is still not well understood, particularly in children.