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Department of pediatric nephrology (kidney diseases)

About the department

The department of pediatric nephrology (kidney diseases) at M1 Private Clinic Munich offers medical services for pediatric and adolescent kidney diseases and related organs. The diagnosis and treatment are performed following the German Society of Pediatric Nephrology standards. Such organizations as Consensus Group for Continence Education, Pediatric Hemodialysis and Kidney Transplantation Association in Munich, and Patient Education Centers Association cooperate with the department. The department is equipped with modern diagnostic devices for fast and high-quality diagnosis. Pediatric nephrologists working in the department are leading specialists in the field. Doctors develop multidisciplinary programs to treat and recover kidney diseases following the current treatment guidelines and based on many years of experience.

Continence issues and chronic kidney diseases are the main focus of the department. There are various possibilities for kidney visualization and some additional testing. Along with conservative treatment, there are different educational and therapeutic options both for the patients and the families. The department offers medical care for many kidney diseases, including rare and genetic conditions.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis of kidney diseases:

  • Physical examination
  • Anamnesis (history of present Illness)
  • Daily monitoring of blood pressure
  • Ultrasound of the kidneys
  • Blood testing, including arterial blood gas
  • Urinalysis
  • Genetic testing
  • Kidney biopsy
  • Renal scintigraphy

Treatment of kidney diseases: 

  • Urinary infections (glomerulonephritis, pyelonephritis)
  • Enuresis and other continence issues (bedtime and daytime wetting)
  • Glomerulopathies (diseases of the blood vessels in kidneys - Fibrillary glomerulopathy, Immunotactoid glomerulopathy, Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, etc.)
  • Tubulopathies (diseases affecting renal tubules - nephrogenic diabetes insipidus, renal tubular acidosis, RTA, cystinuria)
  • Autoimmune diseases (Henoch–Schönlein purpura (HSP), lupus, etc)
  • Polycystic kidney disease, PKD (genetic disorder resulting in multiple cysts growing in the kidney/-s)
  • Acute and chronic kidney failure

Treatment options:

  • Conservative (medications) 
  • Family counselling (support for the families dealing with chronic kidney failure)
  • Behavioural therapy 
  • Continence training
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