Pediatric Nephrology : About

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Ochsner Medical Center for Children is dedicated to providing outstanding, personalized care for infants, children and adolescents. Recognizing that pediatric care is the beginning of the health care journey, Ochsner Medical Center for Children offers an interdisciplinary approach that honors diversity, encourages open discussion and respects the parents’ and child’s rights to participate in the planning of care. Sound medical research and education, empowered by skill and technology, bolster Ochsner Medical Center for Children’s commitment to excellence in pediatric care.

Facts

The Pediatric Nephrology Division provides for the evaluation, management and education of the following disorders:

  • Blood in the urine
  • Protein in the urine
  • Blood electrolyte abnormalities, including acidosis
  • Kidney failure
  • Dialysis
  • Kidney transplant
  • Hypertension
  • Type II Diabetes Mellitus
  • Hypercholesterolemia

History

The Pediatric Nephrology Division was created in January of 2004 and has expanded since that time. Patients are seen on a regular basis in various locations. In addition, with the increasing incidence of hypertension in young children, the section is increasing emphasis on its treatment and other preventive measures to avoid severe atherosclerotic vascular disease in later life.