SIX-2 Crew Applications Open!

Apr 4, 2023

We are now accepting applications for our SECOND class of The Six-2 Crew. The Six-2 Crew is a 2-year internship for trainees with an interest in neonatal nephrology. The Six-2 Crew will provide longitudinal mentorship and exposure to the research, advocacy and educational work of the NKC. 

January 2023 Article of the Month

February 6, 2023

Check out this review of ‘CARPEDIEM® FOR CONTINUOUS KIDNEY REPLACEMENT THERAPY IN NEONATES AND SMALL INFANTS: A FRENCH MULTICENTER RETROSPECTIVE STUDY,’ performed by Dr. Tom Forbes, a Pediatric Nephrologist in Melbourne Australia. In this review he summarizes a cohort study on outcomes of neonates who have been treated with the Carpediem machine. For more information, read the complete summary or the article.

October 2022 Article of the Month

September 19, 2022

Check out this review of ‘Outcomes of dialysis in neonates with anuric end-stage renal disease at birth: ethical considerations,’ performed by NPM fellow Dr Daniel Helfgott of Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University. In this review he summarizes a report on 5 cases of RRT initiated within one week of life for neonates with anuric ESRD. Discussions include ethical implications of RRT in these patients. For more information, read the complete summary or the article.

Virtual Education Symposium on Neonatal Nephrology

August 24, 2022

The NKC has organized a free virtual education symposium on neonatal nephrology on 20th October from 12.30pm to 3.00pm pacific time; 3.30pm to 6.00pm eastern time. The symposium is designed to help support neonatal and nephrology fellows and junior faculty with educational topics on kidney development, acute kidney injury, neonatal dialysis, and neonatal conditions that affect kidney function. The symposium is open to fellows and faculty, will be held via zoom, and will require registration by 10th October. We look forward to as many trainees and junior faculty attending as possible.

July 2022 Article of the Month

July 26, 2022

Paige Condit, one of our six two crew interns, has reviewed “Prevalence and Risk Factors for Kidney Disease and Elevated BP in 2-Year-Old Children Born Extremely Premature” published in CJASN by HIngorani et. al. for the July article of the month. In this article, infants born at < 28 weeks gestation had increased prevalence of adverse kidney outcomes at 2 years of age. The prevalence was independent of whether the infant experienced AKI or amongst infants with alterations in cystatin C and Cr levels throughout their NICU stay, indicating the long-term adverse outcome prevalence may be secondary to intrinsic kidney differences from prematurity and potentially not related to the NICU experience. For more information, read the complete summary or the article.

June 2022 Article of the Month

June 27, 2022

This month’s article is on cardiovascular health in adulthood following premature birth and was summarized by Dr. Tom Forbes. Using a large prospective, longitudinal study of extremely premature and low birth weight neonates in Australia, the authors evaluated blood pressures at 25 years of age. This prospective cohort study with an impressive 25-year follow up highlights the less favorable cardiovascular health profiles of infants compared to term-born, healthy controls, particularly in males. For more information, read the complete summary or the article.