ERKNet

The European Rare Kidney Disease Reference Network

  

ERKNet Reference Center

Institution

Bergamo, Azienda Ospedaliera Papa Giovanni XXIII

Center

Nephrology Division

Description

"The Nephrology Division offers a comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic approach for all glomerular, tubular, and vascular diseases of the kidney, mostly in adults but also in children, taking advantage not only from the expertise of the staff components of the Division but also from those of the other departments of the Hospital. Patients receive assistance from the diagnostic phase to long term follow up, and are eventually offered all options for renal replacement therapy. Activities that are worth mentioning are the following:
Renal Pathology; Clinical Pathology; Diagnostic Imaging; Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory. The Nephrology Division provides acute and chronic dialysis, tailoring the dialysis to the need of the patient, with the appropriate technique. Other blood purification methods (plasma exchange, immunabsorption) are available. The Division is actively involved in clinical studies and trials, in the field of Nephrology, with a strong attitude toward development of independent, academic studies to respond to real health needs.
The Division has a vocation to research that developes in collaboration with the Mario Negri Insitute for Pharamcology Research
The main areas of reasearch of the Renal Division that are relevant to the Network are the following:
Recurrent and Familial Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome/Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura; Steroid-Resistant Nephrotic Syndrome (SRNS): Complement abnormalities in primary Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis Membranous nephropathy; polycystic kidney disease; renal transplantation"

Specialists

Giuseppe Remuzzi   (HCP Lead)  [e-mail]
Arrigo Schieppati   (HCP Lead)  [e-mail]
Ettore Sabadini   (HCP Deputy Lead)  [e-mail]
Piero Ruggenenti   [e-mail]

Disease expertise

» Hereditary glomerulopathies
» Immune glomerulopathies
» Thrombotic microangiopathies
» Thrombotic microangiopathies
» AD structural kidney disorders

Task forces

» Registries & Outcomes
» Guidelines & Pathways
» Research

Contact

Giuseppe Remuzzi, MD
E-mail: gremuzzi@asst-pg23.it
Telephone: 0039 035 267 3817

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