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Call for papers - Pediatric chronic kidney disease: transitioning into adult care

Guest Editor

Vimal Master Sankar Raj, MD, University of Illinois at Peoria, USA

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 12 November 2024

BMC Nephrology welcomes submissions to the Collection Pediatric to adult care of chronic kidney disease (CKD), aiming to present research, clinical insights and strategies focusing on the transitional phase of CKD care. We invite submissions exploring diverse areas, such as transitional care models, the impact of the RISE to Transition program, service integration challenges, adolescent disease awareness, assessments of health-related quality of life, self-management skill enhancement, optimization of adult CKD services, advances in pediatric nephrology, and multidisciplinary approaches to CKD transitional care.

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Meet the Guest Editor

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Vimal Master Sankar Raj, MD, University of Illinois at Peoria, USA

Dr Vimal Raj is the Division Head of the Pediatric Nephrology program at UICOMP, Peoria. He finished his pediatric residency training at Michigan State University and Nephrology fellowship at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami. His clinical and research interests include sickle cell nephropathy, urinary novel biomarkers, and pediatric hypertension. Dr Raj oversees the pediatric to adult kidney transplant transition program at UICOMP.

About the Collection

Pediatric Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), arising from congenital, hereditary, or acquired factors, poses distinctive challenges, especially during the transition to adult care. This phase requires a profound grasp of medical, psychosocial, and healthcare system factors for a smooth transition. Comprehensive management includes medical treatments, dietary adjustments, and, in some cases, dialysis or transplantation. Early detection and robust support are pivotal, significantly enhancing quality of life from childhood to adulthood. By embracing the challenges of fostering multidisciplinary approaches, we pave the way for improved patient outcomes, quality of life, and healthcare experiences.

BMC Nephrology invites submissions to the collection exploring various aspects of this transition from childhood to adulthood including but not limited to:

  • Transitional care models: Exploring effective strategies
  • RISE to Transition program: Evaluating its impact
  • Pediatric to adult services integration: Challenges and solutions
  • Disease awareness among adolescents with CKD: Bridging gaps
  • Health-related quality of life in transitioning patients: Assessments and interventions
  • Enhancing self-management skills in young adults with CKD
  • Optimizing adult CKD services for transitional patients
  • Pediatric nephrology: Setting the stage for successful transitions
  • Multidisciplinary approaches to CKD transitional care

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Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of original Research Articles. Should you wish to submit a different article type, please read our submission guidelines to confirm that type is accepted by the journal. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "Pediatric chronic kidney disease: transitioning into adult care" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.