Statistical Analysis of Obesity, Hypertension and Mortality Following Paediatric Renal Replacement Therapy

University of Glasgow

Past award

Student: Natalia Garcia Martin : University of Glasgow

Year Award Started: 2017

Kidneys filter waste products from the blood. Children with impaired kidney function are at increased risk of premature death. Many of them undergo an intervention to replace normal kidney function, usually dialysis or kidney transplant. They need additional medication (steroids and drugs to reduce blood pressure or the risk of rejecting a new kidney). Partly due to the medication they take, these children can develop high blood pressure and overweight. Even with dialysis or transplant, they can die prematurely. This study will use national data to investigate their outcomes, with the ultimate aim of improving their treatment and management.

Research area: Kidney conditions

Supervisors:

Professor John McColl
School of Mathematics & Statistics