Research Overview: Pediatric Lupus and the RAFT Trial

Pediatric nephrologist Meredith Atkinson discusses her research on lupus kidney disease in children and the Renal Anhydramnios Fetal Therapy (RAFT) trial. Pediatric-onset lupus is associated with higher rates of lupus kidney disease, called lupus nephritis. This is a rare disease, which makes conducting clinical trials difficult. However, the research team is working with PEDSnet, a pediatric health care data learning system helping with this effort. Johns Hopkins is also leading the RAFT trial, which includes a multidisciplinary study team with neonatologists, maternal and fetal surgeons, pediatric surgeons and pediatric nephrologists.

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Meredith Ann Atkinson, M.D.

Meredith Ann Atkinson, M.D.

Co-Director, Pediatric Lupus Multidisciplinary Clinic, Associate Professor of Pediatrics

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