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Research

Ongoing Studies

C-KID (Chronic Kidney Disease in Children)

The Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (C-KID) study is an ongoing, multi-center, long-term, cohort study of 540 children between the ages of 1 and 16 with mild to moderate decrease in kidney function to:

  1. Identify novel and traditional renal disease risk factors for the progression of CKD (i.e., decline of kidney filtering capacity or GFR) in children
  2. Characterize the impact of a decline in kidney function on neurologic development, cognitive abilities, and behavior
  3. Identify the prevalence and evolution of risk factors for cardiovascular disease in children with CKD
  4. Examine the effects of declining GFR (kidney filtration capacity) on growth and the treatment of growth failure, and to assess the consequences of growth failure on morbidity in children with CKD.

Contact: Susan L. Furth, M.D., Ph.D 

The RIVUR Study (Randomized Trial for Children with Vesicoureteral reflux)

RIVUR, funded by the National Institutes of Health, is a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial of antimicrobial prophylaxis in children with vesicoureteral reflux and urinary tract infections.

Contact: Barbara Fivush or Arlene Gerson


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