Bethany J Foster

Summary

Affiliation: McGill University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Weight and height changes and factors associated with greater weight and height gains after pediatric renal transplantation: a NAPRTCS study
    Bethany J Foster
    Division of Nephrology, Montreal Children s Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Transplantation 89:1103-12. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Limitations of expressing left ventricular mass relative to height and to body surface area in children
    Bethany J Foster
    Department of Pediatrics, Montreal Children s Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 26:410-8. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Nutrition in infants and very young children with chronic kidney disease
    Bethany J Foster
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, Montreal Children s Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, 2300 Tupper Street, Montreal, Quebec, H3H 1P3, Canada
    Pediatr Nephrol 27:1427-39. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Development and validation of a predictive equation for lean body mass in children and adolescents
    Bethany J Foster
    Department of Pediatrics, Montreal Children s Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Ann Hum Biol 39:171-82. 2012
  5. pmc A randomized controlled trial of isotonic versus hypotonic maintenance intravenous fluids in hospitalized children
    Thomas G Saba
    Dept, of Pediatrics, Montreal Children s Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    BMC Pediatr 11:82. 2011
  6. doi request reprint The impact of age at transfer from pediatric to adult-oriented care on renal allograft survival
    Bethany J Foster
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology, McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Pediatr Transplant 15:750-9. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Clinical research in pediatric nephrology: challenges, and strategies to address them
    Bethany J Foster
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology, Montreal Children s Hospital, McGill University School of Medicine, Quebec, Canada
    J Nephrol 22:685-93. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Prevalence and severity of hypertensive retinopathy in children
    Bethany J Foster
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University, Montral, Quebec, Canada
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 48:926-30. 2009
  9. doi request reprint A novel method of expressing left ventricular mass relative to body size in children
    Bethany J Foster
    Department of Pediatrics, Montreal Children s Hospital, Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec H3H 1P3, Canada
    Circulation 117:2769-75. 2008
  10. pmc Association of chronic kidney disease with muscle deficits in children
    Bethany J Foster
    Montreal Children s Hospital, 2300 Tupper Street, Montreal, Quebec, H3H 1P3 Canada
    J Am Soc Nephrol 22:377-86. 2011

Detail Information

Publications30

  1. doi request reprint Weight and height changes and factors associated with greater weight and height gains after pediatric renal transplantation: a NAPRTCS study
    Bethany J Foster
    Division of Nephrology, Montreal Children s Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Transplantation 89:1103-12. 2010
    ..CONCLUSIONS.: The majority of children experienced early increases in BMI%, which persisted up to 4 years. Increases in BMI% were similar regardless of BMI% at baseline...
  2. doi request reprint Limitations of expressing left ventricular mass relative to height and to body surface area in children
    Bethany J Foster
    Department of Pediatrics, Montreal Children s Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 26:410-8. 2013
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Nutrition in infants and very young children with chronic kidney disease
    Bethany J Foster
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, Montreal Children s Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, 2300 Tupper Street, Montreal, Quebec, H3H 1P3, Canada
    Pediatr Nephrol 27:1427-39. 2012
    ..The use of adjunctive therapies, including appetite stimulants, treatment of gastroesophageal reflux and gastric dysmotility, enhanced dialytic clearance, and growth hormone, is also briefly discussed...
  4. doi request reprint Development and validation of a predictive equation for lean body mass in children and adolescents
    Bethany J Foster
    Department of Pediatrics, Montreal Children s Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Ann Hum Biol 39:171-82. 2012
    ....
  5. pmc A randomized controlled trial of isotonic versus hypotonic maintenance intravenous fluids in hospitalized children
    Thomas G Saba
    Dept, of Pediatrics, Montreal Children s Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    BMC Pediatr 11:82. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to estimate and compare the rates of change in serum sodium ([Na]) for patients administered either hypotonic or isotonic IV fluids for maintenance needs...
  6. doi request reprint The impact of age at transfer from pediatric to adult-oriented care on renal allograft survival
    Bethany J Foster
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology, McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Pediatr Transplant 15:750-9. 2011
    ..02) among those who had transferred early. Younger age at transfer to adult care is associated with higher graft failure rates. Transfer to adult-oriented care at <21 yr of age should be undertaken with caution...
  7. ncbi request reprint Clinical research in pediatric nephrology: challenges, and strategies to address them
    Bethany J Foster
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology, Montreal Children s Hospital, McGill University School of Medicine, Quebec, Canada
    J Nephrol 22:685-93. 2009
    ..Examples of successful multicenter studies are provided. In addition, some of the strengths and limitations of existing registry data are highlighted...
  8. doi request reprint Prevalence and severity of hypertensive retinopathy in children
    Bethany J Foster
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University, Montral, Quebec, Canada
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 48:926-30. 2009
    ..Given the lack of evidence linking mild retinal abnormalities with adverse outcomes, the NHBPEP recommendation for retinal examinations in hypertensive children should be reconsidered...
  9. doi request reprint A novel method of expressing left ventricular mass relative to body size in children
    Bethany J Foster
    Department of Pediatrics, Montreal Children s Hospital, Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec H3H 1P3, Canada
    Circulation 117:2769-75. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the performance of a novel method of expressing LV mass relative to body size (centile curves) with the LVMI method...
  10. pmc Association of chronic kidney disease with muscle deficits in children
    Bethany J Foster
    Montreal Children s Hospital, 2300 Tupper Street, Montreal, Quebec, H3H 1P3 Canada
    J Am Soc Nephrol 22:377-86. 2011
    ..In conclusion, advanced CKD associates with significant deficits in leg lean mass, indicating skeletal muscle wasting. These data call for prospective studies of interventions to improve muscle mass among children with CKD...
  11. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for glucocorticoid-induced obesity in children with steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome
    Bethany J Foster
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology, Montreal Children s Hospital, McGill University School of Medicine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Pediatr Nephrol 21:973-80. 2006
    ..003] in all subjects with remote glucocorticoid exposure (black and non-black). These results indicate that non-black race and increased maternal BMI are risk factors for glucocorticoid-induced obesity in subjects with recent exposure...
  12. doi request reprint Association between age and graft failure rates in young kidney transplant recipients
    Bethany J Foster
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Transplantation 92:1237-43. 2011
    ..We sought to estimate age-specific graft failure rates in young kidney transplant recipients and to estimate the relative hazards of graft failure at different ages, compared with at the age of 25 to 29 years...
  13. ncbi request reprint Nutrition in children with kidney disease: pitfalls of popular assessment methods
    Bethany J Foster
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, Montreal Children s Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Perit Dial Int 25:S143-6. 2005
    ..The limitations of growth as a marker for nutritional status are also addressed. In addition, the prevailing belief that children with CKD are at high risk for malnutrition is challenged...
  14. ncbi request reprint Interactions between growth and body composition in children treated with high-dose chronic glucocorticoids
    Bethany J Foster
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:1334-41. 2004
    ..However, despite prolonged, repeated courses of glucocorticoid, children with steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SSNS) have almost normal adult height. Little information exists on body composition...
  15. doi request reprint Change in mortality risk over time in young kidney transplant recipients
    B J Foster
    Department of Pediatrics, Divisions of Nephrology McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Transplant 11:2432-42. 2011
    ..007), respectively; infection-related mortality rate did not change over time (p = 0.5). These results suggest that exposure to the transplantation milieu has no cumulative negative effects on cardiovascular health over the long term...
  16. ncbi request reprint Long-term, high-dose glucocorticoids and bone mineral content in childhood glucocorticoid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome
    Mary B Leonard
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    N Engl J Med 351:868-75. 2004
    ..We determined the effects of long-term treatment with glucocorticoids on bone mineral content in children with glucocorticoid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome, a disorder with minimal known independent effects on bone...
  17. doi request reprint Relative importance of HLA mismatch and donor age to graft survival in young kidney transplant recipients
    Bethany J Foster
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Montreal, Quebec
    Transplantation 96:469-75. 2013
    ..We sought to compare the relative importance of donor age with that of HLA mismatching (MM) on graft survival...
  18. doi request reprint Changes in bone structure and the muscle-bone unit in children with chronic kidney disease
    Anne Tsampalieros
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Kidney Int 83:495-502. 2013
    ..Interventions are needed to enhance bone accrual in childhood-onset CKD...
  19. pmc Interpretation of body mass index in children with CKD
    Tao Gao
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 7:558-64. 2012
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Survival and transplantation outcomes of children less than 2 years of age with end-stage renal disease
    R Todd Alexander
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Pediatr Nephrol 27:1975-83. 2012
    ..Young children with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) have traditionally experienced high rates of morbidity and mortality; however, detailed long-term follow-up data is limited...
  21. pmc Incidence and causes of end-stage renal disease among Aboriginal children and young adults
    Susan M Samuel
    Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    CMAJ 184:E758-64. 2012
    ..Although Aboriginal adults have a higher risk of end-stage renal disease than non-Aboriginal adults, the incidence and causes of end-stage renal disease among Aboriginal children and young adults are not well described...
  22. pmc Volumetric bone mineral density and bone structure in childhood chronic kidney disease
    Rachel J Wetzsteon
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Bone Miner Res 26:2235-44. 2011
    ..Future studies are needed to establish the fracture implications of these alterations and to determine if cortical and trabecular abnormalities are reversible...
  23. pmc Cachexia and protein-energy wasting in children with chronic kidney disease
    Robert H Mak
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, Rady Children s Hospital, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
    Pediatr Nephrol 27:173-81. 2012
    ..Further research into the causes and consequences of wasting and growth retardation is needed in order to improve the survival and quality of life for children with CKD...
  24. ncbi request reprint Body-composition alterations consistent with cachexia in children and young adults with Crohn disease
    Jon M Burnham
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Rheumatology, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 82:413-20. 2005
    ..Crohn disease (CD) in children is associated with low body mass index (BMI), poor growth, and delayed maturation; alterations in lean and fat mass, however, are poorly characterized...
  25. pmc Estimating glomerular filtration rate in children at serial follow-up when height is unknown
    Michael Zappitelli
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 5:1763-9. 2010
    ..Two methods of estimating GFR when height is unknown and the ability of several GFR equations to quantify GFR changes over time were evaluated...
  26. ncbi request reprint Measuring nutritional status in children with chronic kidney disease
    Bethany J Foster
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:801-14. 2004
    ..We stress the importance of expressing body-composition measures relative to height in a population in whom short stature is highly prevalent...
  27. pmc Overview of the Canadian pediatric end-stage renal disease database
    Susan M Samuel
    Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, Alberta Children s Hospital, 2888 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary T3B 6A8, Canada
    BMC Nephrol 11:21. 2010
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Clinical significance of complex repetitive discharges: A case-control study
    Lesley K Fellows
    Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Muscle Nerve 28:504-7. 2003
    ..However, the absence of CRDs can be of diagnostic value in that it reduces the likelihood of myopathy or motor neuron disease. The likelihood of finding CRDs in acute conditions is the same as that in chronic conditions...
  29. ncbi request reprint Balancing organ quality, HLA-matching, and waiting times: impact of a pediatric priority allocation policy for deceased donor kidneys in Quebec
    Samuel R Crafter
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology E 222, Montreal Children s Hospital, McGill University School of Medicine, Montreal, Canada
    Transplantation 83:1411-5. 2007
    ..This study highlights the trade-offs that must be considered both in setting allocation policy and in decisions for individual recipients. We also consider potential unintended negative effects of such a policy change...
  30. ncbi request reprint Proximal femur bone geometry is appropriately adapted to lean mass in overweight children and adolescents
    Moira A Petit
    Department of Health Evaluation Sciences, Penn State University College of Medicine, 600 Centerview Drive, Suite 2200, A210, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Bone 36:568-76. 2005
    ..These geometric adaptations are consistent with the mechanostat hypothesis that bone strength adapts primarily to muscle forces, not to static loads represented by body weight...