Division of Nephrology News and Updates

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CHOP IT UP! Nephrology Cooking Events

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Fall workshop participants in the kitchen

This year, we were excited to bring back our annual CHOP IT UP Program where patients and families learn how to cook renal-friendly meals in fun and interactive classes.

A Warm Welcome to Our New Staff

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Our Division of Nephrology continues to grow, with several new team members. See below to meet our new fellows and advanced practice providers.

For Kids With Kidney Disease, Pediatric Expertise Is Key — But Not Always Close By

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Dr. Sandra Amaral, attending physician in CHOP’s Division of Nephrology and the Kidney Transplant and Dialysis Program, led a study recently published in JAMA that found an association between dialysis facility ownership and access to the waiting list and transplant in pediatric patients with end-stage kidney disease in the United States. The findings were covered in this Kaiser Health News article.  

Summer Camps and After-School Programs

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The Children’s Advocacy Project of Philadelphia — aka CAP 4 Kids is a great site that provides reliable, up-to-date information about resources in the Philadelphia area for children and families.

Liver Disease in Children

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Research in the lab and at the bedside offer new hope for young patients with biliary atresia, Alagille syndrome and other chronic liver disorders.

New Study Seeks to Preserve Kidney Function in Children with CKD

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CHOP's Preserving Kidney Function in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease (PRESERVE) study was recently awarded funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). PRESERVE is a three-year, multi-institutional clinical trial evaluating blood pressure management and urine protein monitoring strategies to preserve kidney function in pediatric chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients.