Month: February 2017

February 11, 2017

Missed Hypertension in Adolescents & Risk of ESRD

Persistent hypertension in adulthood is a leading cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Whether lower blood pressure (BP) values, in the range of prehypertension, are also associated with future occurrence of ESRD is unclear. A recent study published in Journal of Hypertension clearly shows that asymptomatic, healthy adolescents with prehypertension have a 32% increased risk

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February 8, 2017

Excellent review on Nephrotic syndrome

Current issue of CJASN has an excellent review on Nephrotic syndrome written by Dr Emma and his team. It’s a must read for all pediatricians and fellows in nephrology! Minimal change disease (MCD) is a major cause of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (NS), characterized by intense proteinuria leading to edema and intravascular volume depletion. Image Source

February 8, 2017

Maternal Smoking & Proteinuria in children

An excellent study from CJASN, Japan published today shows¬†¬†the frequencies of child proteinuria defined as ‚Č•1+ urinary protein were 1.7% in the current smoking group, 1.6% in the past smoking group, and 1.3% in the nonsmoking group. A point to be remembered in infants presenting with proteinuria.