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Institution

Groningen, University Medical Center

Center

Department of Pediatric Nephrology

Description

The department of Pediatric Nephrology of the Beatrix Children’s Hospital in the University Medical Center Groningen provides a high standard of care for children with a variety of congenital, inherited and acquired renal disorders, in close collaboration with the department of adult nephrology and clinical genetics. Besides a large outpatient clinic, there is a large PICU and NICU where CKRT is performed in addition to extracorporeal life support (ECLS). On top of that, we are the only hospital in The Netherlands that performs extracorporeal renal and liver support for acute liver failure in children. There is a close collaboration with the department of Pediatric Urology, where complex surgical procedures are performed in children with congenital abnormalities of the kidneys and urinary tract (CAKUT) and bladder disorders. We provide highly qualified care for children of all ages up until adulthood, including an antenatal clinic. Patients and their parents are supported by a multidisciplinary team including the care of a pediatric renal dietician, nurse specialist, social worker and pediatric psychologist.

Team

Senior clinician experts

Martine Besouw   (HCP Deputy Lead)   [e-mail]
 


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Charlotte Bootsma-Robroeks   [e-mail]
 


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Valentine Gracchi   [e-mail]
 


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Josine Quadackers   [e-mail]

Disease expertise

» Hereditary glomerulopathies
» Immune glomerulopathies
» Tubulopathies
» Metabolic & stone disorders
» Thrombotic microangiopathies
» AD structural kidney disorders
» Congenital Malformations & Ciliopathies
» Pediatric CKD & dialysis
» Pediatric kidney transplantation

Contact

Prof. Ron Gansevoort
E-mail: r.t.gansevoort@umcg.nl
Telephone: +31503616161

Homepage

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