Nephrology and Hypertension
Conditions We Treat

Pediatric Conditions Treated

The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension treats pediatric patients with disorders of the kidney and urinary tract, high blood pressure and other related conditions. Diagnostic and therapeutic services are offered in outpatient clinics, including satellite sites in the Cincinnati area, or in the hospital for patients requiring an inpatient stay on a regular floor or in intensive care. As needed, care is provided in close collaboration with other services, such as pediatric urology. Read more about specific areas of interest and expertise.

Areas of Expertise

Abnormalities of fluid and electrolytes and tubular disorders, include:

  • Renal tubular acidosis, other acid-base disorders and related tubular disorders such as Fanconi’s, Bartter’s or Gitelman’s syndromes
  • Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus
  • Aminoacidurias such as cystinuria
  • Hyperoxaluria
  • Disorders of phosphorus, calcium and vitamin D metabolism
  • Primary glomerulonephritides such as IgA nephropathy, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
  • Secondary glomerulonephritides such as nephritis associated with Henoch-Schonlein purpura or lupus nephritis
  • Congenital nephrotic syndrome
  • Minimal change disease / steroid-sensitive and steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome
  • Orthostatic proteinuria
  • Syndromes and malformations of the kidneys and urinary tract such as obstructive uropathy or renal dysplasia
  • Cystic kidney diseases (autosomal-dominant, -recessive and other polycystic kidney disease, nephronophthisis and medullary cystic kidney disease, multicystic dysplastic kidneys and cystic dysplasia)
  • Alport syndrome and thin-basement membrane diseases
  • Cystinosis and oxalosis
  • Acute kidney injury (hemolytic-uremic syndrome, acute interstitial nephritis, acute tubular necrosis, acute post-infectious glomerulonephritis)
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • End-stage renal disease (chronic dialysis and kidney transplantation)
  • Essential hypertension
  • Renovascular hypertension
  • Hypertension related to chronic kidney disease
  • Enuresis
  • Urinary tract infections 
  • Vesicoureteral reflux / reflux nephropathy
  • Nephrocalcinosis and nephrolithiasis
  • Renal disorders related to abnormalities of the complement system (atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis)
  • Renal dysfunction associated with bone marrow or non-renal solid organ transplantation