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This study is now recruiting.
Glomerular disease is a major cause of chronic kidney disease associated with substantial morbidity; children and adults with glomerular disease face many threats to bone health. The purpose of this research study is to understand more about bone strength in children, adolescents and adults with Glomerular disease. This and future research will help us develop treatment guidelines for this population in order to promote bone health and prevent fractures and osteoporosis later in life. We will be evaluating bone quality in 150 participants with Glomerular disease and 120 healthy participants. The study requires 2 visits for a total of 3 hours and that the participants be 5 to 55 years old. The study procedures include blood draws, bone density measures and questionnaires. Compensation will be provided. If interested in participating contact the research coordinator at 267-600-6233.