Scientists uncover predictors of chronic kidney disease worsening in children, adolescents

19 marzo 2015

New insights into why a child’s chronic kidney disease (CKD) may worsen to kidney failure have been uncovered through a new study. Among nearly 500 children and adolescents with mild to moderate CKD, researchers identified factors, such as high blood pressure, protein loss from the kidneys, and anemia, that predicted disease worsening but that could be treated to ideally change the course of the disease.