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Kidney disease in children

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There are unique considerations and challenges that come with being a child with kidney disease (pediatric kidney disease). Since children are still growing, they are at risk for developmental delays due to kidney disease. Children must also rely on their parents or caregivers to help them manage the disease, which can put strain on an entire family.
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AKF's Medical Advisory Committee
Última actualización
August 14, 2018

There are unique considerations and challenges that come with being a child with kidney disease (pediatric kidney disease). Since children are still growing, they are at risk for developmental delays due to kidney disease. Children must also rely on their parents or caregivers to help them manage the disease, which can put strain on an entire family. Caring for a child with kidney disease can seem like a constant balancing act between supporting the child's health, and their wellbeing and sense of life fulfillment.  Understanding the scope of pediatric kidney disease is the first step towards helping children with kidney disease live happy lives, something every child deserves. Our speaker, Dr. Poyyapakkam Srivaths, is a pediatric nephrologist from the country's largest children hospital – Texas Children's Hospital. During the webinar, Dr. Srivaths will discuss:

  • Differences between kidney disease in children and adults
  • Causes and complications of kidney disease in children
  • Managing kidney disease as a child while maintaining a full childhood
  • Tips and resources for children with kidney disease and their parents/caregivers

Pediatric kidney disease support group and resource list:

American Association of Kidney Patients

Renal support groups by state

American Association of Kidney Patients

AAKP's Pediatric Kidney Pals – Summer camps.

Renal Support Network

Resources for Kids and Parents: videos, books, and guides

American Society of Transplantation

Pediatric Kidney Transplantation: A Guide for Patients and Families

Nemours KidsHealth Website

When Your Child Has a Chronic Kidney DiseaseWhat's the Deal with Dialysis?

Nephkids

Cyber-support group

United Network for Organ Sharing

Organ Transplants: What Every Kid Needs to Know

U.S. Social Security Administration

Benefits for Children with Disabilities

Speaker

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Poyyapakkam R. Srivaths, MD, MS

Poyyapakkam R. Srivaths, MD, MS, is currently the Medical Director of Pheresis Services at Texas Children's Hospital. This program provides acute and chronic services, with treatment for both congenital and acquired kidney disease. He has a strong commitment to providing excellent patient and family care to many communities in the Houston area. Additionally, he is an Associate Professor of the Renal Section in Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Srivaths is eager to showcase Pediatric Nephrology and spread awareness about Kidney Disease.