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Treatment and education for pediatric renal and blood pressure issues

Maimonides Children’s Hospital

At the Children’s Hospital, we believe in caring for and educating families facing pediatric nephrology and hypertension concerns. Pediatric nephrology encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease, renal replacement therapy, and hypertension. Our board-certified nephrologists collaborate with other specialists, such as pediatric cardiologists, neurologists, and endocrinologists, based on the individual child’s situation.

Up to 5% of children and adolescents have hypertension or high blood pressure, so they should have their blood pressure measured at least once a year. Our Pediatric Hypertension Program not only helps treat hypertension but also assists in educating the family and community.

Conditions we treat

  • Acute kidney injury
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Hematuria – traces of blood in the urine
  • High blood pressure
  • Glomerulonephritis – inflammation of the kidney
  • Proteinuria and nephrotic syndrome – abnormal amounts of protein in the urine
  • Urinary tract infections and urinary tract abnormalities

Treatments we offer

  • Pediatric Hypertension Program
    • 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, so patients can continue their daily activities at home
    • Consultations, evaluation, and treatment in infants, children, and adolescents
    • Education about lifestyle modifications including diet, weight management, and stress reduction
  • Percutaneous kidney biopsy under conscious sedation
  • Renal replacement therapy
  • Renal ultrasound

 

Call (718) 283-7500 to make an appointment for Maimonides Children’s Hospital