Chapter 58. Growth, Nutrition, and Pubertal Development

  1. Donald A. Molony MD2,3 and
  2. Jonathan C. Craig MD, PhD4,5
  1. Lesley Rees MD, FRCP, FRCPCH Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist

Published Online: 4 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303391.ch58

Evidence-Based Nephrology

Evidence-Based Nephrology

How to Cite

Rees, L. (2008) Growth, Nutrition, and Pubertal Development, in Evidence-Based Nephrology (eds D. A. Molony and J. C. Craig), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303391.ch58

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Division of Renal Disease and Hypertension, University of Texas, USA

  2. 3

    Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas, USA

  3. 4

    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia

  4. 5

    Department of Nephrology, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. Great Ormond St Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 5 DEC 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405139755

Online ISBN: 9781444303391



  • nutrition and development;
  • pediatrics;
  • chronic kidney failure - prenatal and infantile phases;
  • dialysis;
  • posttransplantation;
  • obesity posttransplantation;
  • evidence for benefits of interventions on nutrition and growth;
  • intradialytic parenteral nutrition;
  • effect of height on long-term outcome;
  • alternate-day steroids and steroid withdrawal posttransplantation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Phases of normal growth and influence of renal disease

  • Prevalence, severity, and natural history of growth disorders in chronic kidney disease

  • Chronic kidney failure

  • Dialysis

  • Posttransplantation

  • Final height

  • Available guidelines

  • Evidence for benefits of interventions on nutrition and growth

  • Effect of height on long-term outcome

  • Conclusions

  • References