Tag "pediatric nephrology"

Kidney stone disease in children is a major health concern. Childhood rates of stone disease have increased dramatically in the last 20 years.  There are multiple causes of kidney stones, including genetic conditions, environmental factors, and dietary habits.  Kidney stones › Continue Reading

In honor of National Kidney Month, Prasad Devarajan, MD, director, Nephrology and Hypertension, and Ray Bignall, MD, clinical fellow, Nephrology and Hypertension, talk about rising cases of kidney disease and the importance of getting your kidneys checked. “Kidney disease has › Continue Reading

  U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings were released today for 2015-2016, and Cincinnati Children’s has been named the No. 3 children’s hospital in the country for the fifth year in a row. Cincinnati Children’s programs › Continue Reading

He’s been described as a great leader and a pioneer in pediatric nephrology, a kidney specialty.  For more than six decades, Dr. Clark West treated patients, performed news-making surgery and led research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.   On January 11, 2014, › Continue Reading

Clark D. West, MD, a pioneer in pediatric nephrology and a renowned clinician who led our division of nephrology for 36 years, died last week at the age of 95. Dr. West was born July 4, 1918 in Jamestown, New › Continue Reading

It’s a three-peat! U.S. News & World Report announced their Best Children’s Hospitals rankings today, and we are honored to be named the No. 3 children’s hospital in the country, for the third year in a row. In addition to › Continue Reading

The risk of death for young kidney failure patients undergoing dialysis has dropped significantly in recent decades, according to a Cincinnati Children’s study. Researchers analyzed data from more than 23,000 American patients under age 21 who began dialysis between 1990 › Continue Reading