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February 2018

Time to Implement the Kidney Failure Risk Equation Into Pediatric Practice

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba, Seven Oaks General Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • 2Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • 3Department of Internal Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
JAMA Pediatr. 2018;172(2):122-123. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.4092

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major public health problem with an increasing prevalence among adults and children.1 Children with CKD experience increased morbidity and mortality and growth and metabolic complications and have a high lifetime risk of progression to kidney failure requiring dialysis or transplant.2 Disease progression to kidney failure further accelerates these metabolic changes and leads to disability and a meaningful reduction in lifespan.3

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