Improving Clinical Care for Children With CKD: A Report From a National Kidney Foundation Scientific Workshop.

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DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2022.09.017


Development of clinical guidelines and recommendations to address the care of pediatric patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) has rarely included the perspectives of providers from a variety of health care disciplines or the patients and parents themselves. Accordingly, the National Kidney Foundation hosted an in-person, one and a half-day workshop that convened a multidisciplinary group of physicians, allied health care professionals, and pediatric patients with CKD and their parents, with the goal of developing key clinical recommendations regarding best practices for the clinical management of pediatric patients living with CKD. The key clinical recommendations pertained to 5 broad topics: addressing the needs of patients and parents/caregivers; modifying the progression of CKD; clinical management of CKD-mineral and bone disorder and growth retardation; clinical management of anemia, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension; and transition and transfer of pediatric patients to adult nephrology care. This report describes the recommendations generated by the participants who attended the workshop.

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American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation





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Adult; Humans; Child; Renal Insufficiency, Chronic; Kidney; Nephrology; Physicians; Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral and Bone Disorder


CKD-mineral bone disorder; Chronic kidney disease (CKD); anemia; blood pressure targets; cardiovascular disease (CVD); caregivers; children; clinical management; clinical recommendations; growth retardation; hypertension; implementation; multidisciplinary consensus; patient priorities; patient-centered care; pediatric nephrology; shared decision-making; statins; transitions of care

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