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Welcome to the NAPRTCS Website

NAPRTCS is now known as the North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Studies

The North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Studies (NAPRTCS) is a research effort organized in 1987.

At the outset of the study, the operational objective of this group was to obtain the voluntary participation of all renal transplant centers in North America in which multiple (>4) pediatric patients received renal allografts annually. Scientific objectives include capture of information about current practice and trends in immunosuppressive therapy with an ultimate goal of improving care of pediatric renal allograft recipients in North America.

In 1992, the study was expanded to include pediatric patients who receive maintenance hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis therapy. In 1994, data collection began on patients with chronic renal insufficiency (CRI), defined as a Schwartz calculated creatinine clearance < 75 ml/min/1.73 m2.

Now, not only do we hope to register and follow greater than 80% of the children receiving renal allografts in North America, but to study the clinical course and natural history of patients with renal dysfunction and to continue following these patients as they move among the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) therapeutic modalities, thus allowing the NAPRTCS to become a complete ESRD patient data system.

Contact Us:

NAPRTCS Administrative Office
1 Autumn Street
5th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

617-355-7707 PHONE
617-730-0101 FAX

NAPRTCS Data Coordinating Center
The EMMES Corporation
401 North Washington Street, Suite 700
Rockville, Maryland 20850

301-251-1161 PHONE
301-251-1355 FAX