Welcome to African Journal of Paediatric Nephrology! AJPN Vol 5 no 2 2018 is now available!!!

About the Journal

African Journal of Paediatric Nephrology is the official Journal of the African Paediatric Nephrology Association (AFPNA). It is a biannual, peer-reviewed closed assess journal. The Journal publishes original clinical, laboratory and population- based research articles on renal diseases in children as well as fluid and electrolyte metabolism. Special features include a clinical quiz on paediatric nephrology, letters to the editor highlighting important issues in paediatric nephrology and book reviews. Read More....|

Original Articles - AJPN Vol 5 no 2 2018 click here

Afjp_vol 5 no 2 Chronic Kidney Disease in Children - P.N. Obiagwu

  • Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is one of the most common manifestation of paediatric glomerular disease and is know to have various histological subtypes. Resistance to therapy is associated with an increased risk of development of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Abstract...
  • Afjp_vol 5 no 2 Hydronephrosis A systematic Review - V. Abhulimen

  • Hydronephrosis describes swelling of the kidneys due to buildup of urine. Hydroneprosis may be physiological or pathological acute or chronic; complete or partial; unilateral or bilateral; functional or structural. Abstract ...
  • Afjp_vol 5 no 2 Remission Patterns and Renal Function - Mbanefo N.R.pdf

  • Although cyclosporine A (CsA) is now the recommended first-line treatment for idiopathic steriod-restistant neprotic syndrome (iSRNS), adverse effect on renal function have been reported. Abstract ...
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    Afjp_vol 5 no 2 Vesicoureteral Reflux - Abir Boussetta

  • The acquied reflux nephropathy (RN) is the common complication of vesico-ureteral reflux (VUR). The aim of this sudy was to determine predictive risk factors for for RN using clinical, biological and radiological variables present at onset of the disease. Abstract ...

  • Afjp_vol 5 no 2 The Role of Urine Neutrophil Gelatinase - Obikwu K.U

  • Neonatal acute kidney injury (NAKI) is relatively common, with increasing incidence globally. Infants with NAKI are at increased risk of long-term chronic kidney disease, or death. Abstract ...
  • Afjp_vol 5 no 2 Nephrotic Syndrome in an Urban South African - Solarin A.U

  • Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is the commonest mode of presentation of glomerular disease in Africa. There is no single histological entity that underlies NS in Africa. Abstract ...

  • Early Detection of Acute Kidney Injury. By: M.P. Udoh, E.E. Ikpeme

  • The increased morbidity and mortality from acute kidney injury (AKI) following birth asphyxia can be reduces by early diagnosis with prompt intervention. Abstract ...
  • Acute Haemodialysis Prescription for Children

  • Dialysis is the use of a permeable membrane to affect the transfer of solutes and solvents betewwen the patient and the dialysate. It may be haemodialysis (HD) or peritoneal dialysis (PD). By: Sinha R; Saha R; Singh P Abstract ...
  • Laurence Adonis-Koffy OBITUARY

      Laurence Adonis-Koffy died together with her husband and younger son on May 23rd, while they were jogging in Cocody (suburb of Abidjan, Ivory Coast). The driver was a young drunk man without a license. Laurence was a key person and one of the founders of pediatric nephrology in Africa. Read..

    Instructions to Authors

    Manuscript Types:
    The types of manuscript accepted by the journal are Original Scientific Communications, Review articles, Case reports, Letters to the editor, Clinical quiz and Book reviews. The journal also publishes abstracts of papers presented at AFPNA congresses.
    Publication Fees:The Journal charges ten thousand naira (NGN10,000) or USD 65 as processing fees and thirty thousand naira (NGN30,000) or USD 190 for publication once the manuscript is accepted. All fees should be paid into United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc.
    Account Details
    Naira account name: African Journal of Paediatric Nephrology
    Naira account number: 2074847844. Branch: Port Harcourt, Nigeria.