Stead Family Department of Pediatrics

Jennifer Jetton, MD

Portrait

Medical Director, Pediatric Dialysis Unit
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics  - Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation

Contact Information

Primary Office: 4035 BT
Iowa City, IA 52242

Office: 4023 BT
Iowa City, IA 52242
Office Phone: 319-356-7249
Office Phone: 319-356-6906

Email: jennifer-jetton@uiowa.edu

Education

BA, Psychology, magna cum laude, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Residency, Pediatrics, Texas Children's Hospital / Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Fellowship, Pediatric Nephrology, Texas Children's Hospital / Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Licensure and Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Nephrology
Basic life support
American Board of Pediatrics - General Pediatrics

Research Summary

Neonatal acute kidney injury
Acute kidney injury (AKI) (previously referred to as acute renal failure) is associated with mortality in critically ill children, and adults. This association holds true even after controlling for other medical co-morbidities, severity of illness scores, therapeutic interventions and patient demographics. Emerging data suggests that a similar association exists in neonates as well, especially in high risks like very low birth weight infants, infants who suffer hypoxic-ischemic events, infants with congenital heart disease and those with sepsis. However, our AKI biomarkers in this population are limited and have limited advancements in the care of these patients. Moreover, there are many other important concepts, including incidence, risk factors, impact of AKI on short/ long-term outcomes, and utility of non-invasive biomarkers, that have not been fully characterized. A thorough evaluation of these important issues is needed to fill the wide knowledge gap in neonatal AKI.

Date Last Modified: 06/07/2014 - 21:56:23