Penn State Hershey Pediatric Nephrology Research
Pediatric nephrology is a young specialty and the care of children with a wide variety of kidney disorders can still be improved by ongoing research. Since many of the conditions we see are uncommon many pediatric nephrology centers have joined together to learn more by sharing information. Our physicians support the idea that there is strength (and information) in numbers and we are part of several collaborative study groups.
The North American Pediatric Renal Transplant Cooperative Study (NAPRTCS) is the world's largest and most active group of its kind. We participate in the following studies:
- NAPRTCS data collection studies
- Renal transplant patients
- Renal dialysis patients
- Patients with chronic kidney disease
- NIH sponsored, double-blind study on the treatment of Focal Segmental Glomerular Sclerosis (FSGS)
- ESRD Network 4 pediatric data collection studies Ongoing studies for the use of antihypertensive medications in children
Nursing students learn about traditional Chinese medicine on visit to Hong Kong
Even in today’s high-tech health care world, future professionals have much to learn from ancient medical practices. That was the takeaway for six Penn State nursing students who recently traveled to Hong Kong to learn about Chinese health care and nursing education.More...
Mother's diet influences weight-control neurocircuits in offspring
Maternal diet during pregnancy and lactation may prime offspring for weight gain and obesity later in life, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers, who looked at rats whose mothers consumed a high-fat diet and found that the offsprings' feeding controls and feelings of fullness did not function normally.More...
Penn State Hershey appoints new chief financial officer
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has selected Stephen Massini to serve as the medical center’s new chief financial officer, effective April 20.More...
The Medical Minute: Endometriosis is real -- and it’s treatable
Endometriosis is difficult to diagnose, with women often being told for years that they are experiencing their "normal period," and according to the Endometriosis Foundation of America, it affects one in 10 women. Penn State Hershey gynecological surgeon Gerald Harkins is working to get the word out that women with endometriosis do not have to suffer.More...