Sutherland SM, Byrnes JJ, Kothari M, Longhurst CA, Dutta S, Garcia P, Goldstein SL. AKI in hospitalized children: comparing the pRIFLE, AKIN and KDIGO criteria. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Apr 7;10(4):554-61.
This is the first large study to examine all three standardized definitions and staging criteria for acute kidney injury in children. The study demonstrated that acute kidney injury is clearly associated with morbidity, and mortality in critically ill children along with an increased hospital length of stay in non-critically ill children.
Nehus E, Liu C, Hooper DK, Macaluso M, Kim MO. Clinical practice of steroid avoidance in pediatric kidney transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2015 Aug;15(8):2203-10.
This nationwide study demonstrated significant variability among transplant centers, but with increasing use of steroid avoidance. Different practice patterns of steroid avoidance were not explained by patient characteristics, emphasizing the need for a more personalized approach in pediatric kidney transplantation.
Schuh MP, Nehus E, Ma Q, Haffner C, Bennett M, Devarajan P. Long-term Stability of Urinary Biomarkers of Acute Kidney Injury in Children. Am J Kidney Dis. 2016 Jan:67(1):56-61.
This is the first study to demonstrate that novel urinary biomarkers are stable in short and long term storage. This provides reassurance for the deployment of these assays as biomarkers in clinical practice, as well as in prospective clinical studies requiring long term urine storage.