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Institution

Toulouse, Toulouse, University Hospital

Center

Pediatric Nephrology Unit of the University Hospital

Description

The Unit of Pediatric Nephrology of the University Hospital of Toulouse is the reference center for rare renal disease (SORARE) of the South West of France. SORARE has a special clinical focus on (1) inherited renal disease (especially, cystic kidney diseases (ADPKD, ARPKD, HNF1B-related disease) and CAKUT) and (2) immune glomerulonephritis and thrombotic microangiopathy. Also, all the acute and chronic renal replacement therapies are available in our pediatric center (intermittent and continuous dialysis, plasma exchanges, immunoadsorption) and a medical intensive care unit is included in our Department. Our group is composed of nephrologists, immunologists, intensivists, and psychologists and regular staff with medical geneticists are organized. In addition, we developed a program of clinical and experimental research in the field of HNF1B-related nephropathy, CAKUT, especially hyperechogenic kidneys and posterior urethral valves, and renal fibrosis, in collaboration with the J. Schanstra's laboratory from the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (Institut des Maladies Métaboliques et Cardiovasculaires, U1048, Toulouse). Last, we conducted and participated to several investigator and industry-driven clinical trials.

Specialists

Stephane Decramer   (HCP Lead)  [e-mail]
Joost Schanstra   (HCP Deputy Lead)  [e-mail]
Stephanie Tellier

Disease expertise

» Hereditary glomerulopathies
» Immune glomerulopathies
» AD structural kidney disorders
» Renal malformations
» Obstructive nephropathies

Task forces

» Research

Contact

Stéphane DECRAMER (MD, PhD)
E-mail: decramer.s@chu-toulouse.fr
Telephone: (+)33534558539
Fax: (+)33534558600

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