Tag "nephrology"

When you think about who typically gets kidney stones, you probably picture an older man. But the reality is that while they are more common in adults, there has been a significant increase of kidney stones occurring in children over › Continue Reading

Dear Micheala, I have memories of us as little girls playing outside together, digging up dirt, jumping off the rope swing in the back yard and fighting over who was mom’s favorite. I never would have thought that one day › Continue Reading

Kidney stones are not just an adult problem. In fact, the number of children with kidney stones has increased four-fold in the last 15 years. What’s more, if your child gets one kidney stone, he’s 50% more likely to get › Continue Reading

WHAT IS HEMATURIA? Hematuria is the presence of blood in the urine. There are two types: Gross hematuria: when the blood is visibly noticeable in the urine. It will look pink, red or brown and cloudy. Microscopic hematuria: when the › Continue Reading

I’ll never forget how my daughter came to realize the grave importance of sharing her transplant story. Angely was 11 years old at the time and in need of a life-saving kidney transplant. We were waiting our turn at the › Continue Reading

Bartter syndrome entered my life swiftly through my son, Ian Wesolowski. Less than eight months ago he was fighting to stay alive. His potassium, sodium and chloride levels were all extremely low and no one could explain why. Ian was › Continue Reading

What we know about medications and how they affect the kidneys has evolved over the last decade. More awareness is needed around this new knowledge because what we’ve learned about nephrotoxic medications is that they can lead to poor outcomes – › Continue Reading

Most parents – and their kids – are too embarrassed to even discuss bedwetting with a pediatrician. But it’s quite common, says Dr. Bradley Dixon, a physician in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, › Continue Reading