Prevalence of kidney disease in apparently healthy children with risk factors of high specialty naval general hospital

Prevalence of kidney disease in apparently healthy children with risk factors of high specialty naval general hospital

Author: 
Avalos-Antonio Nilvia, Guadarrama-Díaz Omar, Díaz-Gómez Noé and López-García Berenice
Abstract: 

Background: there is little information about the prevalence of kidney disease in early stages, especially focused on pediatric age, this is because the disease is asymptomatic during these stages, a timely diagnosis with strict follow up
Objective: to know the prevalence of kidney disease in apparently healthy children with risk factors.
Methodology: a cross-sectional, descriptive, observational study in children who attended the outpatient clinic of pediatrics identified with risk factor by means of a questionnaire, analysis of the analyzed parameters and laboratory studies to evaluate the renal function, the data obtained were analyzed by means of statistics descriptive to report frequencies, percentages and measures of central tendency (mean and median) and dispersion (range and standard deviation).
Results: 33 patients were studied, 18 of the male gender corresponding to 54. 5% with predominance of patients of school age; 15 women of the female sex with 45. 4%. Of the variables to demonstrate kidney disease, significant proteinuria was found in 6. 1% and hematuria in 21. 2%, this in 11 patients corresponding to 33. 3% of the sample cataloged with evidence of kidney disease at the time of the study.
Conclusion: it is important to implement screening studies in this type of patients with known risk factors for chronic kidney disease, even if they are asymptomatic, since they may present early stages of the disease.

 

Paper No: 
1878