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May Article of the Month

This month’s article summary by Dr. Cara Slagle highlights the recent Pediatric Research publication by Dr. Matt Harer and colleagues entitled “Renal tissue oxygenation after caffeine administration in preterm neonates.” This hypothesis generating study highlights the large knowledge gaps related to neonatal AKI, renal tissue oxygenation and the need for exploration into potential solutions to mitigate AKI and its consequences. This study demonstrates caffeine administration may increase renal tissue perfusion, a known source of renal injury. It also, interestingly demonstrates variation of increase in oxygenation depending on the baseline oxygenation subgroup following caffeine administration. For more information and to read the summary, please click here.


Call for ALMOND Proposals

The Research Committee of the Neonatal Kidney Collaborative welcomes proposals for SECONDARY STUDIES utilizing data collected for the Preterm Epo Neuroprotection (PENUT) and REPAIRED studies. Please use the link (https://www.babykidney.org/research/almond ) to access the proposal form, case report forms and a list of publications. We will be accepting proposals until midnight Central Time on 5/13/22. Please email your completed ALMOND proposal to nkc@uabmc.edu. Accepted proposals will be announced on 6/30/2022.


Check out these PAS 2022 Presentations on Neonatal Kidney Topics!

We have compiled a list of posters, platforms, and workshops on neonatal kidney topics. We attempted to find as many as we could, but this list is not comprehensive. Make sure to utilize the PAS guide to find them all and where they will be given.


Podcast – Cribsiders with Michelle Starr

Check out this podcast of the Cribsiders with Michelle Starr detailing the neonatal region of NephMadness!


Six2 Crew: Neonatal Nephrology Internship

Congratulations to our first group of Six2 Crew interns. Our 8 interns include pediatric residents, chief residents, as well as fellows in neonatology and nephrology (or both!). During their two years with the program, they will rotate through each committee and learn more about the work of the NKC. Join us in welcoming them to the NKC!

first group of Six2 Crew interns


Recent Neonatal Kidney Publications

We have created a page on the website which pulls directly from PubMed the newest articles in neonatal kidney disease. While this is not an inclusive list, we hope that this is a helpful resource for NKC members to stay up to date on the new publications in the field.


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