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Healio: NKF launches tool that predicts kidney disease progression in children

The National Kidney Foundation has launched a clinical tool that assesses chronic kidney disease in pediatric patients, thereby allowing for improved predictions of disease progression.

According to an NKF press release, development of the tool, known as the Pediatric Kidney Failure Risk Calculator, was led by Bradley A. Warady, MD, who serves as chief of the division of nephrology and director of Dialysis and Transplantation at Children’s Mercy Kansas City. 

“I am pleased that the National Kidney Foundation is making the Pediatric Kidney Failure Risk Calculator widely available to health care professionals,” Warady said in the release. “It is extremely rewarding to see the efforts of all those involved in the CKiD study, investigators, and patients alike, result in the development of a clinical tool that makes possible the provision of important prognostic information that can be incorporated into and enhance the treatment plan for children and adolescents with chronic kidney disease and their families.”

The release stated that the calculator is available to all clinicians who treat children with kidney disease and can be found at kidney.org.


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