Study Urges Early Diagnosis of CKD in Children

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Medicare’s new Conditions for Coverage for dialysis facilities will require much from kidney specialists. Will your unit feel swamped by the data entry and other requirements? For more on dialysis, see our special section starting on p. 11.

Increasing efforts are being made to prevent and treat chronic kidney disease (CKD) in children, before serious complications develop during adolescence and adulthood. One recent research endeavor has focused on characterizing proteinuria in children.

By assessing this condition, which is a hallmark of kidney dysfunction, investigators hope to not only slow the progression of CKD in children, but also to find new