The Division of Nephrology provides comprehensive care for children with all types of kidney disease.
We offer a complete range of renal replacement therapies for both acute and chronic renal failure, with successful transplantation the ultimate goal for children with kidney failure. We are internationally recognized experts in pediatric renal transplantation and for over 10 years have offered a novel prednisone-free immunosuppression option to our patients.
Research interests include corticosteroid-free maintenance immunosuppression in pediatric kidney transplant patients; pediatric kidney stone risk factors; impaired growth associated with kidney failure; peritonitis and exit site infection rates and quality outcome measures in patients on home dialysis modalities; outcomes research in chronic kidney disease; and epidemiology and prevention of nephrotoxin-associated acute kidney injury.
- Sharon M. Bartosh, MD, organized and chaired a multidisciplinary Consensus Conference on Transition of Solid Organ Transplant Patients, co-sponsored by the American Society of Transplantation (AST) and Genentech. Products from this conference, including transition readiness assessment tools, will be available for general use from the Patient Transition Portal of the AST website in spring 2017.
Dr. Bartosh also gave an invited presentation on the significance of APOL genotyping in renal failure and transplantation at the annual Pediatric Academic Society meeting.
- Neil Paloian, MD, became director of the American Family Children’s Hospital Pediatric Metabolic Bone Disease clinic, a multi-disciplinary regional referral clinic for children with genetic or acquired disorders of bone mineralization. He relocated the clinic to AFCH to better facilitate lab testing and imaging studies.
- As a result of our participation in the SCOPE Collaborative, Allison Redpath Mahon, MD, presented “ Implementation of Standardized Practice Care Bundles for Insertion of Peritoneal Dialysis Catheters in Children: Impact on Peritoneal Dialysis Related Infections in the Post-Op Period” at the 17th International Pediatric Nephrology Association Congress in Iguacu, Brazil, and at the Annual Dialysis Conference in Seattle.
- The division welcomed Michael Semanik, MS, MD, as a fellowship-trained pediatric nephrologist. In addition to his clinical nephrology duties, Dr. Semanik is a physician informaticist for UW Health, working to improve research databases for acute kidney injury, glomerulonephritis and renal transplant.
- Kim Squires, NP, was on the planning committee of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology’s 4th Annual Multidisciplinary Symposium.
- The pediatric kidney transplant program had a busy year in 2016, performing eight pediatric kidney transplants (seven living donor, one deceased donor) and continuing to offer a corticosteroid-free immunosuppression option.
- The University of Wisconsin is one of the highest enrollers in the multicenter, National Institutes of Health-sponsored Cure GN study, a collaborative study to determine the origins and outcomes of four of the major glomerular diseases in adults and children: minimal change disease, FSGS, membranous nephropathy and IgA/HSP.
- In 2016, U.S. News and World Report ranked American Family Children’s Hospital (AFCH) among the top 50 children’s hospitals for pediatric nephrology.
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Dell KM, Matheson M, Hartung EA, Warady BA, Furth SL (Bartosh SM, collaborator). Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) Study. Kidney disease progression in autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease. J Pediatr. 2016 Apr;171:196-201.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.12.079. Epub 2016 Jan 28. PubMed PMID: 26831744; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5349855.
Kogon AJ, Matheson MB, Flynn JT, Gerson AC, Warady BA, Furth SL, Hooper SR (Bartosh SM, collaborator). Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) Study Group. Depressive symptoms in children with chronic kidney disease. J Pediatr. 2016 Jan;168:164-70.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.09.040. Epub 2015 Oct 23. PubMed PMID: 26505290; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4854431.
Paloian NJ, Leaf EM, Giachelli CM. Osteopontin protects against high phosphate-induced nephrocalcinosis and vascular calcification. Kidney Int. 2016 May;89(5):1027-36. doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2015.12.046. Epub 2016 Mar 9. PubMed PMID: 27083280; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4834144.
Redpath Mahon A, Neu AM. A contemporary approach to the prevention of peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis in children: the role of improvement science. Pediatr Nephrol. 2016 Oct 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27757588.*
Semanik MG, Flynn JT. To screen or not to screen? The value of routine blood pressure measurement in children and adolescents. Curr Pediatr Rep. 2016:4;6. doi:10.1007/s40124-016-0094-3.
*ePub only; no print citation available when report was compiled
Our faculty were principal investigators and/or co-investigators on the following grants during calendar year 2016.
|Bartosh, Sharon M (PI)||Nationwide Children’s Hospital||Integrative Proteomics & Metabolomics for Pediatric Glomerula Disease Biomarkers (CureGN)|
|Bartosh, Sharon M (PI)||Nationwide Children’s Hospital||NephCure Kidney Foundation - CureGN|