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Kidney growth in 717 healthy children aged 0-18 months: a longitudinal cohort study

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@article{1873cdf24afe46d8a99567f39d06b247,
title = "Kidney growth in 717 healthy children aged 0-18 months: a longitudinal cohort study",
abstract = "Kidney size is an important parameter in the evaluation of children with renal disease. However, reference materials for kidney size in healthy children have been limited beyond the neonatal period. We performed a longitudinal cohort study of 717 healthy children born at term with normal birth weight. Kidney size and shape were determined by ultrasonography and related to gender, age, and body size (weight, length, body surface area, skinfold thickness) at 0, 3, and 18 months of age. Gender-differentiated reference charts were established. Boys had significantly larger kidney volumes than girls ( P<0.001) and larger relative volumes (kidney volume/weight) at 0 and 3 months ( P<0.001), but not at 18 months of age. The best single predictor of gender-differentiated kidney volume was weight. Relative kidney volume changed with increasing age and height in a two-phase pattern: an initial decrease until a height of 65-70 cm was reached followed by a stable level. In conclusion, kidney size was significantly influenced by gender, age, and body composition. Relative kidney volume decreased with increasing age and height in a two-phase pattern. These characteristic changes in kidney volume indicated that infant kidney growth might be influenced by sex steroids and growth hormone in addition to body composition.",
keywords = "Cohort Studies, Female, Humans, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Kidney, Longitudinal Studies, Male, Prospective Studies, Sex Characteristics, Journal Article, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't",
author = "Schmidt, {Ida M} and Main, {Katharina M} and Damgaard, {Ida N} and {Mau Kai}, Claudia and Anna-Maarit Haavisto and Marla Chellakooty and Boisen, {Kirsten A} and Petersen, {J{\o}rgen H} and Thomas Scheike and Klaus Olgaard",
year = "2004",
month = "9",
doi = "10.1007/s00467-004-1479-z",
language = "English",
volume = "19",
pages = "992--1003",
journal = "Pediatric Nephrology",
issn = "0931-041X",
publisher = "Springer",
number = "9",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Kidney growth in 717 healthy children aged 0-18 months

T2 - a longitudinal cohort study

AU - Schmidt, Ida M

AU - Main, Katharina M

AU - Damgaard, Ida N

AU - Mau Kai, Claudia

AU - Haavisto, Anna-Maarit

AU - Chellakooty, Marla

AU - Boisen, Kirsten A

AU - Petersen, Jørgen H

AU - Scheike, Thomas

AU - Olgaard, Klaus

PY - 2004/9

Y1 - 2004/9

N2 - Kidney size is an important parameter in the evaluation of children with renal disease. However, reference materials for kidney size in healthy children have been limited beyond the neonatal period. We performed a longitudinal cohort study of 717 healthy children born at term with normal birth weight. Kidney size and shape were determined by ultrasonography and related to gender, age, and body size (weight, length, body surface area, skinfold thickness) at 0, 3, and 18 months of age. Gender-differentiated reference charts were established. Boys had significantly larger kidney volumes than girls ( P<0.001) and larger relative volumes (kidney volume/weight) at 0 and 3 months ( P<0.001), but not at 18 months of age. The best single predictor of gender-differentiated kidney volume was weight. Relative kidney volume changed with increasing age and height in a two-phase pattern: an initial decrease until a height of 65-70 cm was reached followed by a stable level. In conclusion, kidney size was significantly influenced by gender, age, and body composition. Relative kidney volume decreased with increasing age and height in a two-phase pattern. These characteristic changes in kidney volume indicated that infant kidney growth might be influenced by sex steroids and growth hormone in addition to body composition.

AB - Kidney size is an important parameter in the evaluation of children with renal disease. However, reference materials for kidney size in healthy children have been limited beyond the neonatal period. We performed a longitudinal cohort study of 717 healthy children born at term with normal birth weight. Kidney size and shape were determined by ultrasonography and related to gender, age, and body size (weight, length, body surface area, skinfold thickness) at 0, 3, and 18 months of age. Gender-differentiated reference charts were established. Boys had significantly larger kidney volumes than girls ( P<0.001) and larger relative volumes (kidney volume/weight) at 0 and 3 months ( P<0.001), but not at 18 months of age. The best single predictor of gender-differentiated kidney volume was weight. Relative kidney volume changed with increasing age and height in a two-phase pattern: an initial decrease until a height of 65-70 cm was reached followed by a stable level. In conclusion, kidney size was significantly influenced by gender, age, and body composition. Relative kidney volume decreased with increasing age and height in a two-phase pattern. These characteristic changes in kidney volume indicated that infant kidney growth might be influenced by sex steroids and growth hormone in addition to body composition.

KW - Cohort Studies

KW - Female

KW - Humans

KW - Infant

KW - Infant, Newborn

KW - Kidney

KW - Longitudinal Studies

KW - Male

KW - Prospective Studies

KW - Sex Characteristics

KW - Journal Article

KW - Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

U2 - 10.1007/s00467-004-1479-z

DO - 10.1007/s00467-004-1479-z

M3 - Journal article

VL - 19

SP - 992

EP - 1003

JO - Pediatric Nephrology

JF - Pediatric Nephrology

SN - 0931-041X

IS - 9

ER -

ID: 51497493