Sumary of Pediatric patients with a solitary functioning kidney are at risk for kidney injury:
- November 17, 2021 2 min read Source/Disclosures Published by: Source: Woud SG, et al.
- Risk factors for kidney injury in children with solitary functioning kidney.
- Back to Healio By the age of 15 years, one-third of patients in a study from the Netherlands experienced one or more signs of kidney injury, leading researchers to believe the cause of solitary functioning kidney may impact the risk of kidney injury.
- “The exact risk and risk factors for kidney injury are still unknown.
- We aimed to get more insight into this by creating a nationwide cohort study of patients with SFK.” Source: Adobe Stock Researchers recruited and observed children with congenital and acquired SFK who were treated in hospitals throughout the Netherlands.
- Electronic patient files provided information on risk factors for and signs of kidney injury in patients, such as proteinuria, blood pressure and GFR.
- Researchers used Kaplan-Meier curves to predict survival without signs of kidney injury and used Cox regression to measure risk factors.
- Investigators found 91% of patients who provided consent had available detailed clinical information.