Pediatric Nephrology Section Our Services: Our services are for all children who have kidney disease within the kingdom. We are the tertiary pediatric nephrology referral center to all hospitals of the Ministry of Health in the kingdom. General Nephrology Program: providing a full range of nephrology care for children with acute and chronic kidney disease, kidney stones, glomerular disease, cystic renal diseases, tubular disorders, fluid and electrolyte abnormalities, hypertension, congenital renal disorders, hereditary renal diseases, along with common pediatric diagnosis (such as urinary tract infection, hematuria and proteinuria). Pediatric Dialysis Program: providing acute and chronic peritoneal dialysis, home dialysis training, and acute in-center hemodialysis services [acute hemodialysis (HD), continuous veno-venous hemofiltration (CVVH), continuous veno-venous hemodialysis (CVVHD), and other modalities of continuous renal replacement therapy]. Chronic Renal Failure Program: in this clinic we follow children with chronic renal failure in pre dialysis stage and comprehensively address the issues surrounding pediatric Chronic Kidney Disease including discussion of the therapeutic options for End-Stage Renal Disease (hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and transplantation) to ensure educated choices and timely referrals. Diagnostics Services: with our state-of-the-art technology, we are able to provide conveniently on an outpatient basis, comprehensive laboratory and histopathological tests, radiological studies, and procedures like percutaneous kidney biopsy, with real-time ultrasound guidance. These enable us to diagnose and treat kidney problems in their earliest stages to prevent or delay kidney failure. Kidney Transplant Follow up: the Section gives close follow-up for children who have received a kidney transplant in other centers inside or outside the kingdom Consultations: Peri-natology nephrology consultation and follow up are provided in addition to the inpatient and outpatient nephrology consultation. Educational Services: include counseling, training and education of families of children with renal disease to help them gain a solid understanding of all care provided and procedures performed. We are involved actively in training of medical students and pediatric residents in KFMC children hospital. Members of the section participate in public and professional education, national and international nephrology conferences. Clinical Research Program: in order for progress to be made in the clinical and pathogenetic understanding of childhood kidney disease, we believe that clinical research about kidney disorders, hypertension, dialysis and transplantation should be available for our patients. We are developing a data registry for patient with chronic renal failure, those on dialysis and other chronic renal disorders, our efforts in conducting clinical studies focus on ways to improve the care provided to our patients. Our Team: Our multi-disciplinary team work together closely in partnership with patients and their families to reach the best level of physical, social and emotional health, and improve the quality of life for our patients. Our team consist of pediatric nephrologists, clinical nurse, three pediatric dialysis nurses who are well versed in all dialysis modalities, including continuous hemofiltration, hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, a dietitian who assists children in receiving proper nutrition to achieve optimal growth, and a social worker who helps with emotional and practical needs such as finding appropriate resources, handling the stress of the illness, dealing with financial problems and also assist in arranging transport. We also work collaboratively with our colleagues in the Department of Pediatric Surgery and Urology to provide a multidisciplinary approach to the care of children with congenital anomalies of the kidneys and the urinary tract. Our Near Future Plans Pediatric Renal Transplant program: currently we provide follow-up to children who have received a kidney transplant in other centers with future plan to start our renal transplant program with collaboration with pediatric surgery and urology department. Pediatric Hypertension program: with plan to have the ability to perform 24 hours ambulatory blood pressure studies in children. Outreach program : with the vision that a specialized nephrology care should be available to all children who live far away, we are planning to expand our services and opening clinics in these areas Dialysis and Chronic Renal Failure Clinic: Saturday: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Pediatric Nephrology Clinic: Saturday: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Monday: 8:30 - 12:30 p.m. Tuesday: 8:30 - 12:30 p.m. Clinical Team: Pediatric Nephrologist Hammad Al Shaya, M.D. Head, Pediatric Nephrology Section Consultant Burhan Edress, M.D. Consultant Khawla AJ Rahim, M.D. Consultant Dialysis Staff: Angieliza Dominguez Juvee Jill Serquina Sarah Saad Al Otaibi Clinic Staff Amna Abutalib Al Majershi Anita Varghese Clinic Location/Contact: Children’s Hospital King Fahad Medical City PO Box 59046 Riyadh 11525 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Nephrology clinic: Ground Floor, Rm C0183, C0184 Dialysis clinic: Ground Floor, Rm C0111 Dialysis office: Third Floor, Rm C3B83 To make clinic appointments call 966-01-282999 Ext 2133 Pediatric nephrologists or the clinical nurse can be reached on 966-01-282999 Ext 8038, 8037 Dialysis Nurses can be reached on 966-01-282999 Ext 2036, 2525 Fax: 966-01-282999 Ext 2525 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Clinical Program: End Stage Renal Disease and Peritoneal Dialysis Program With the special needs of children with chronic renal disease in mind, this program designed for both children and their families to promote understanding the disease progression, to provide close monitoring and medical management, to discuss different dialysis options and what is the best option for each child, to ensure timely educated choices are made, to give independence through training for home dialysis, to ensure optimal nutrition and growth are achieved, and to give support in handling the stress of chronic illness, emotional and practical needs through appropriate resources. Our expert bilingual dialysis nurses will answer all the queries, and technical problems that may arise at home dialysis to every family and provide them with simple Arabic easy to understand hand outs about kidney diseases, nutritional advises and basics of dialysis. Dialysis and pre-dialysis patients will be prepared for future kidney transplantation, by optimizing family and patient education about transplantation modalities, benefit of live related donation, and pre-emptive transplantation, assuring updated evaluations including urologic, infectious, vaccination, cardiac, and antibody status. All our dialysis patients are enrolled in the transplant list at the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation (SCOT). We are proud to work as a team of pediatric nephrologists, pediatric dialysis nurses, a dietitian, and a social worker, to help our patients reach the best level of physical, social and emotional health.
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