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Dr. Victoria F. Norwood

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University of Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
United States

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  • MD
    Tulane University
  • M.D.
  • MD
  • MD
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"Many people have restricted that ...
augustafreepress.com, 21 June 2012 [cached]
"Many people have restricted that activity in the past because of concern about the loss of the kidney, but we've been able to show that the risk is really extraordinarily small," says UVA researcher Victoria Norwood, MD. "Children with single kidneys - and it's important to note normal single kidneys - are really at exceedingly minimal risk from routine contact sports and therefore should be allowed to participate as they and their families desire."
After reviewing more than 23,600 injuries among varsity athletes reported between 1995 and 1997, the researchers determined there were only 18 kidney injuries. None was catastrophic or required surgery. In comparison, there were 3,450 knee injuries and 2,069 head/neck/spine injuries, in addition to 1,219 cases of mild traumatic brain injury.
Norwood, Division Chief of Pediatric Nephrology at UVA Health System, says she realized the need for hard numbers after speaking to fellow physicians over the years. Many told her that they sidelined youth with only one kidney because they lacked data suggesting it was safe to let them play. "People were forced to make decisions over the years without any real evidence," Norwood says. "I thought it was rather silly to send kids out to play football with only one spinal cord, one brain and one spleen but restrict them from the same activity if they had only one kidney."
She notes that children and teens with only one kidney would be kept off the gridiron even as they were allowed to engage in other activities that actually pose much greater kidney risk. "Football seems to cause the most concern for physicians, not realizing that they were not restricting downhill skiing, horseback riding or bicycling," Norwood says. "Those are activities that are not intended as contact sports, but the truth of the matter is you do hit things in those activities, and when you do, the outcome can be quite catastrophic."
The most common reason children have only one kidney, she says, is because of a birth defect. She notes that there is very little chance that youth sports could generate the force necessary to damage a kidney severely.
The researchers hope the study results will allow the American Academy of Pediatrics to offer more specific recommendations on the subject. The academy's current stance is a "qualified yes" on the question of whether athletes with one kidney should be allowed to play, but that position leaves physicians with little specific guidance, so most just say no. Norwood says she hopes the new data will enable the Academy to elaborate so that physicians will feel more comfortable allowing young athletes to take the field.
"In today's world, where kids get too little exercise anyway, we have an obesity epidemic," she says.
"Many people have restricted that ...
www.futurity.org, 22 June 2012 [cached]
"Many people have restricted that activity in the past because of concern about the loss of the kidney, but we've been able to show that the risk is really extraordinarily small," says Victoria Norwood, professor of pediatrics and chief of pediatric nephrology at the University of Virginia.
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Children and teens with only one kidney are often kept off the football field in particular even when they are allowed to engage in other activities that may actually pose much greater kidney risk, Norwood says.
"Football seems to cause the most concern for physicians, not realizing that they were not restricting downhill skiing, horseback riding, or bicycling. Those are activities that are not intended as contact sports, but the truth of the matter is you do hit things in those activities, and when you do, the outcome can be quite catastrophic."
Birth defects are the most common reason children have only one kidney. Norwood says there is little chance that contact in youth sports could generate the force necessary to do severe kidney damage.
Researchers hope the study results will allow the American Academy of Pediatrics to offer more specific recommendations and allow high school athletes with to participate. The academy's current stance is a "qualified yes" on whether athletes with one kidney should be allowed to play, but that position leaves physicians with little specific guidance, so most just say no.
The new data should let doctors feel more comfortable allowing young athletes to take the field, Norwood says.
"In today's world, where kids get too little exercise anyway, we have an obesity epidemic," she says.
"Our waitlist is reasonably rapid ...
www2.newsvirginian.com, 20 Sept 2009 [cached]
"Our waitlist is reasonably rapid compared to other places' waitlists, like D.C. and Baltimore," said Dr. Victoria Norwood, Finn's doctor at University of Virginia, who theorizes that waiting for an organ might take longer depending upon by higher populations, if there are people willing to donate and if hospitals are aggressively seeking and talking with donor families.
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ASPN - American Society of Pediatric Nephrology
www.aspneph.com, 31 July 2012 [cached]
Victoria F. Norwood, MD, President Elect of the ASPN, is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Virginia School of Medicine where she is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology and Director of the Fellowship Training Program. She received her MD from Tulane University, completed her residency and chief residency in pediatrics at Tulane, and her pediatric nephrology training at the University of Virginia. Dr. Norwood has basic science research expertise in the arena of developmental nephrology but also directs the pediatric component of the Nephrology Clinical Research Center at UVA. She has served as Chair of the Sub board of Pediatric Nephrology of the The American Board of Pediatrics and currently serves on the ABP Long-Range Planning Committee and Subspecialty Clinical Training and Certification Taskforce. She also serves as Medical Director of the UVA Children's Fitness Clinic, a multidisciplinary program addressing the complex issues of pediatric and adolescent obesity. Since joining the ASPN, Dr. Norwood has served on the research committee and the training and certification committee. She is a member for the Society for Pediatric Research and The American Society of Nephrology.
ASPN - American Society of Pediatric Nephrology
www.aspneph.com, 10 Aug 2011 [cached]
Victoria F. Norwood, MD, Secretary of the ASPN, is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Virginia School of Medicine where she is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology and Director of the Fellowship Training Program. She received her MD from Tulane University, completed her residency and chief residency in pediatrics at Tulane, and her pediatric nephrology training at the University of Virginia. Dr. Norwood has basic science research expertise in the arena of developmental nephrology but also directs the pediatric component of the Nephrology Clinical Research Center at UVA. She has served as Chair of the Subboard of Pediatric Nephrology of the The American Board of Pediatrics and is the current Past Chair of the Council of Pediatric Subspecialties. She also serves as Medical Director of the UVA Children's Fitness Clinic, a multidisciplinary program addressing the complex issues of pediatric and adolescent obesity. Since joining the ASPN, Dr. Norwood has served on the research committee and the training and certification committee. She is a member for the Society for Pediatric Research and The American Society of Nephrology.
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