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The Center for Acute Care Nephrology (CACN) specializes in recognizing and identifying acute kidney injury early – and treating it before it causes irreparable damage. If your child is at risk of acute kidney failure because of a health condition, our ability to diagnose the problem and intervene quickly can make all the difference.
The Center for Acute Care Nephrology is a one-of-a-kind resource for children whose health conditions put them at risk of kidney injury. Once acute kidney injury occurs, it may not be able to be reversed and lead to chronic kidney damage. The center works closely with other divisions within Cincinnati Children’s to monitor, detect and treat kidney injury that might occur in children who have heart disease, major surgeries, chemotherapy, sepsis or traumatic accidents.
Watch video presentations from the 1st International Symposium on AKI in Children at the 7th International Conference on Pediatric Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy.
In collaboration with the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, the Heart Institute and Critical Care Medicine – as well as with leading institutions throughout the country – the center will continue its breakthrough research and discovery of the best ways to diagnose and treat acute kidney problems before they lead to permanent damage. Research at Cincinnati Children’s has already produced a rapid test that detects acute kidney injury within hours, allowing us to proceed with studies to prevent or lessen the damage to the kidney and its effects.The center is the only one in the world to work with all areas of critical care, which will enable physicians and researchers to closely monitor how children with kidney problems are responding to treatment, make rapid adjustments where needed and ultimately standardize care for the best possible outcomes.
The Center for Acute Care Nephrology Stuart Goldstein, MD, Center Director 513-803-3295
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Division of Nephrology and Hypertension MLC 70223333 Burnet Ave.Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039
We offer the latest acute and long-term therapies for acute kidney injury and kidney failure through various treatments and services.
Learn about what makes the Heart Institute a national and international leader in clinical cardiology care and research.
Stuart Goldstein, MD (right), directs the Center for Acute Care Nephrology.
The concept for the Center for Acute Care Nephrology was developed by Prasad Devarajan, MD, director of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension; Arnold Strauss, MD, physician-in-chief, chairman of pediatrics and director of the Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation; and Jeff Towbin, MD, executive codirector of the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s.
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