Current Research Studies

Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) Study


What is the goal of the study?

The purpose of this research study is to investigate what factors cause Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) to become worse in children. CKD is when the kidneys have trouble removing waste products from the blood. 37 million Americans have CKD and millions of others are at increased risk. Between 971,000 and 1,259,000 Americans are predicted to will have End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) by the year 2030. Since most people with CKD are adults, few studies have looked at CKD in children. Unfortunately, not all information from adult studies can be used to help children, since children develop CKD for different reasons than adults do. To treat the problems caused by CKD in children, we need to understand what causes CKD to get worse. The goals of this study are to find out what factors cause CKD to get worse in children, and to see how CKD affects a child’s brain development and behavior, heart function, growth and general well-being.

Who can participate in the study?

Please contact the study team listed below to learn more.

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