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The Division of Pediatric Nephrology at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh provides a full range of services for the evaluation and management of children with simple or complex nephrologic or urologic disorders, including:
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The staff is well equipped to provide both acute and chronic management of various kidney problems, and consultative services to other departments within the hospital and to community physicians. Inpatient and outpatient consultations are available for children with electrolyte and acid-base disorders. The division works in a multidisciplinary fashion to provide the most advanced kidney replacement therapies in acutely ill children. Therapies include acute hemodialysis, hemofiltration/hemo-diafiltration (CVVH/CVVHD), the new Aquadex therapy, and acute peritoneal dialysis for patients weighing under 2kg. We perform specialized techniques for continuous kidney replacement therapy (CKRT) including circuit to circuit exchanges, tandem CKRT with therapeutic plasma exchange as well as tandem CKRT with therapeutic plasma exchange for patients receiving extracorporeal therapy. We offer multiple strategies for anticoagulation including heparin, citrate, argatroban and prostacyclin, allowing us to successfully dialyze critically ill patients with multiple co-morbidities.
Staff members work closely with urologic and pediatric surgeons to provide comprehensive management of patients.
The Division of Pediatric Nephrology at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is one of the leading programs in nation in both basic and clinical research. Our faculty is involved in a broad range of research activities which enhances both clinical care and medical education.
Nephrology Fellowship Program
The Division of Pediatric Nephrology offers a three-year ACGME-accredited fellowship program with two positions per year. The training program is funded with a prestigious NIH T32 training grant. It offers outstanding opportunities for both clinical and research training.
Referrals are required from primary care physicians or other Children’s Hospital specialty services. Referrals for patients enrolled in managed care insurance plans also may require authorization from the insurance provider and primary care physician. All necessary referral and authorization forms must be received before the patient’s visit. For accurate provider numbers or more information, please call the office number listed.
The referring physician should supply:
Study to Evaluate the Pharmacodynamic Effects, Safety, and Tolerability of Patiromer for Oral Suspension in Children and Adolescents 2 to
Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of Hectorol® (doxercalciferol capsules) in Pediatric Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Stages 3 and 4 with Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Not Yet on Dialysis
Effect of LDL-Apheresis on Cardiovascular and Renal Outcomes in Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
A Study of the Prevalence of Apolipoprotein L1 (APOL1) Alleles Among Individuals With Proteinuric Kidney Disease Who Are of Recent African Ancestry or Geographic Origin
The Effects of Sparsentan, a Dual Endothelin Receptor and Angiotensin Receptor Blocker, on Renal Outcomes in Patients with Primary Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
A 2-Part Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, and Pharmacokinetics of VX‐147 in Adults with APOL1-mediated Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of DCR-PHXC Solution for Injection in Patients with Primary Hyperoxaluria
Utilization of dd-cfDNA to Assess for Rejection
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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