Karlijn J. van Stralen

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In the past 30 years there have been major improvements in the care of children with chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, most of the available epidemiological data stem from end-stage renal disease (ESRD) registries and information on the earlier stages of pediatric CKD is still limited. The median reported incidence of renal replacement therapy (RRT) in(More)
BACKGROUND Growth charts based on data collected in different populations and time periods are key tools to assess children's linear growth. We analyzed the impact of geographic factors and the secular trend on height-for-age charts currently used in European populations, developed up-to-date European growth charts, and studied the effect of using different(More)
BACKGROUND This article summarizes the 2012 European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association Registry Annual Report (available at www.era-edta-reg.org) with a specific focus on older patients (defined as ≥65 years). METHODS Data provided by 45 national or regional renal registries in 30 countries in Europe and bordering the(More)
Few data are available regarding the epidemiology of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in children. The European Society of Paediatric Nephrology (ESPN), in collaboration with the European Renal Association–European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA), has recently established a meta-registry of European paediatric patient registries [1]. Thirty(More)
BACKGROUND This study provides a summary of the 2010 European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) Registry Annual Report (available at www.era-edta-reg.org). METHODS This report includes data on renal replacement therapy (RRT) using data from the national and regional renal registries in 29 countries in Europe and(More)
BACKGROUND Pediatric renal replacement therapy (RRT) patients surviving long-term are at a much higher risk of mortality compared with the age-matched general population. Recently, we demonstrated a transition from cardiovascular disease to infection as the main cause of death in a long-term follow-up study of pediatric RRT. Here, we explore the burden of(More)
BACKGROUND In children with either delayed or accelerated growth, expressing the body mass index (BMI) to chronological age might lead to invalid body composition estimates. Reference to height-age has been suggested for such populations; however its validity has not been demonstrated. METHODS Anthropometric data of healthy children were obtained from the(More)
port represents an international standard for the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of high blood pressure (BP) in the pediatric population and is based on data collected from 63,227 non-obese US children. BP measurements can be expressed as standard deviation scores (SDS) by subtracting the child's expected blood pressure, based on age and height(More)