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Nephrology Treatment Information
The pediatric nephrology specialists at IU Health offer services and treatment options based on current care guidelines and your family’s preferences. Examples include:
- Renal biopsy. We often remove cells from the body and examine them in a laboratory to aid in the diagnosis of kidney disorders.
- Acute hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. We use dialysis machines to assist patients with acute kidney failure or poisoning.
- Chronic hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. We offer these types of dialysis for children who have permanent kidney failure. We provide chronic hemodialysis through traditional kidney machines at the Dialysis Center at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.
- Home dialysis training. In order to allow children to be cared for at home, we teach families how to administer chronic continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and continuous cycling peritoneal dialysis (CCPD).
- Veno-venus hemofiltration (CVVH). Our nephrology team has adapted this form of dialysis, which has been successful in adults, to help critically ill children who have sudden onset kidney failure.
- Kidney transplant. This procedure can be an option for children who have end-stage renal disease.
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Nephrology Support Services
Additional information on pediatric kidney conditions is available from a variety of national organizations. The following sites can help families to understand kidney conditions, choose appropriate treatments and find support in their communities.
A Sampling of Nephrology Support Services
American Association of Kidney Patients
This organization provides patient-centered information, advocates for improved access to care and seeks to build a supportive community of kidney patients.
Dialysis Patient Citizen (DPC) Education Center
This nonprofit group, an affiliate of Dialysis Patient Citizens, focuses on education as a tool to slow or stop the progression of kidney disease.
National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse
This federal site provides detailed information on kidney-related conditions, diagnostic procedures and treatments in children.
National Kidney Foundation
This organization promotes awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease.