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Ranked Among the Best

Nephrology US New AwardThe Nephrology program at the Children's Hospital of Michigan is ranked among America's best in U.S. News & world Reports 2019-2020 Best Children's Hospitals rankings and has ranked in the top 50 programs in the nation for the past 9 years.

Children’s Hospital of Michigan treats the most children for inpatient nephrology care in the state of Michigan.

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Conditions and Treatment

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan offers a wide array of both inpatient and outpatient care for children and adolescents who may suffer from a variety of disorders – including chronic kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), vesicoureteral reflux and urinary tract infection, congenital kidney anomalies, vasculitis, renal stones and disorders of fluid electrolyte, acid-base and mineral metabolism. Separate clinics are offered for children with hypertensionand vasculitis. From urological evaluations and hemodialysis to vascular access and kidney transplantation, comprehensive care and treatment is provided to children and adolescents by leading clinicians on staff and researchers in their field.

Vasculitis Clinic

The Vascultis Clinic is a multi-disciplinary clinic combining the expertise and cooperative working relationship of Pediatric Rheumatology and Pediatric Nephrology. This clinic was founded at Children's Hospital of Michigan in 2002. It allows families to make a visit to the clinic, and at that time see both a pediatric rheumatologist and pediatric nephrologist. This streamlines communication for the family who receives a single message from the Vasculitis team members. This approach allows the patient to benefit from the complementary skill sets from two different pediatric specialists in one setting. Children cared for in this clinic typically have autoimmune diseases such as lupus, Wegener's granulomatosis, Takayasu's arteritis, and other more rare forms of vasculitis.

Comprehensive Care

The service has an inpatient unit, eleven-bed advanced hemodialysis (in-center) unit with private child-friendly stations, and at-home peritoneal dialysis for both acute and chronic kidney disease; and offices for outpatient consultation and follow-up. For those children with chronic renal problems, multidisciplinary patient care is provided with the help of highly trained physicians, nurses, a social worker, dietitian, child life specialists, art therapist, pharmacists and a clinical psychologist.

Children's Hospital of Michigan also offers a Lupus Support Group through the Michigan Lupus Foundation and hosts Kidney Talks throughout the year, facilitating supportive discussions among families and children about living with and managing kidney disease.

The pediatric nephrologists on the medical staff provide 24-hour service for inpatients, and emergency telephone consultations from community hospitals, practitioners and chronic renal patients.

For further information or to schedule an appointment call (313) 745-KIDS or toll-free at (888) 362-2500.

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