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The department of pediatric nephrology at Dayton Children's provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for infants, children and adolescents with disorders of the kidney, fluid and electrolyte imbalances.

We offer specialized procedures for renal replacement therapy including hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and hemofiltration/hemodiafiltration (CAVH/CVVH) for acute patients and state-of-the art blood pressure monitoring. We work closely with urologic and pediatric surgeons to provide comprehensive management of patients.

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The nephrology department is available by phone at 937-641-3304 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

A physician referral is necessary prior to the child’s first outpatient visit. All follow up appointments will be made during your clinic visit or by calling central scheduling at 937-641-4000.

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Leonardo Canessa, MD, Medical Director

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Tammy Brockman, CPNP

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Abiodun Omoloja, MD

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Mauricio Romero Olvera, MD

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conditions and symptoms we treat

hypertension (high blood pressure)

While hypertension is far more common among adults, the rate among kids is on the rise, a trend that experts link to the increase in childhood obesity. When someone has high blood pressure, the heart and arteries have a much heavier workload. The heart must pump harder, and the arteries are under greater strain as they carry blood.

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urinary tract infections and disorders

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in kids. In older kids, UTIs may cause obvious symptoms such as burning or pain with urination (peeing). In infants and young children, UTIs may be harder to detect because symptoms are less specific. In fact, fever is sometimes the only sign.

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hematuria (blood in urine)

Common causes of blood in the urine include urinary tract infections (UTIs), kidney stones, irritation of the urethra, injuries, and vigorous exercise. There are many less common causes, and sometimes blood appears in the urine even though there is no underlying problem.

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bedwetting

Bedwetting usually goes away on its own. But bedwetting that begins suddenly or is accompanied by other symptoms can be a sign of another medical condition and may require a specialist.

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acute renal failure

Kidney failure, which is also called renal failure, is when the kidneys slow down or stop properly filtering wastes from the body, which can cause buildups of waste products and toxic substances in the blood. Kidney failure can be acute (sudden) or chronic (happening over time and usually long lasting or permanent).

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renal tubular acidosis

Normally, the kidneys remove excess acid from blood, but certain diseases, genetic defects, or drugs can damage a kidney's ability to do this important job. This can allow too much acid to build up in the blood and cause problems. When this happens, it's called renal tubular acidosis (RTA). Without treatment, RTA can affect a child's growth and cause kidney stones, fatigue, muscle weakness, and other symptoms.

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family support resource directory

Find resources, support groups, and camps near you for kids with various disorders.

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additional resources

Get access to clinic specific forms and pediatric specific educational articles and resources.

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