NephrologyNephrologyNephrologyNEnglishNephrologyBaby (1-12 months);Toddler (13-24 months);Preschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years)KidneysKidneysConditions and diseasesAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2020-02-10T05:00:00ZLanding PageLearning Hub<p>Nephrology covers the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases. The kidneys are the body’s filtering system. Learn about the diseases and syndromes that affect the kidneys, the procedures used to investigate kidney function and health, and how kidney diseases are managed and treated.</p><p>Nephrology covers the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases. The kidneys are the body’s filtering system. Learn about the diseases and syndromes that affect the kidneys, the procedures used to investigate kidney function and health, and how kidney diseases are managed and treated.</p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Kidney disease</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>The kidneys are the body’s filtering system. Learn more about the diseases and syndromes that affect this organ, and how they are treated.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=375&language=English">Kidney and bladder problems</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Nephrotic syndrome</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3846&language=English">Nephrotic syndrome</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=114&language=English">Cyclophosphamide (for Nephrotic Syndrome)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=196&language=English">Mycophenolate (for Nephrotic Syndrome)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=245&language=English">Tacrolimus (For Nephrotic Syndrome)</a></li></ol></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2523&language=English">Kidney disease and diabetes</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=936&language=English">Kidney failure and treatment</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2314&language=English">Post-infectious glomerulonephritis</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Procedures and treatments</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn about the procedures used to investigate kidney function and health, as well as the treatments for various kidney diseases.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=35&language=English">Kidney biopsy using image guidance</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1209&language=English">Nephrectomy: Caring for your child at home</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1016&language=English">Pyeloplasty</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1219&language=English">Pyeloplasty: Caring for your child at home after the procedure</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2463&language=English">Shock wave lithotripsy</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Kidney transplant</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Your child will need a transplant if their kidneys are not working well enough to keep them healthy. Learn more about what to expect before, during and after a kidney transplant.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Teen modules: Kidney</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="https://teens.aboutkidshealth.ca/kidneytransplant?topic=prepforkidneytransplant">Preparing for a kidney transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="https://teens.aboutkidshealth.ca/kidneytransplant?topic=kidneytransplantsurgery">Transplant surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="https://teens.aboutkidshealth.ca/kidneytransplant?topic=livingwithnewkidney">Living with your new kidney</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Dialysis</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Dialysis is the process of cleaning the blood in people whose kidneys can no longer do so naturally. Learn about the many types of dialysis available to your child.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=44&language=English">Hemodialysis</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1034&language=English">Hemodialysis: Using an AV graft or AV fistula for ease of access</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1245&language=English">Vascular access for hemodialysis: Caring for your child after the procedure</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=43&language=English">In-hospital hemodialysis</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=41&language=English">Home hemodialysis</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=42&language=English">Peritoneal dialysis</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1109&language=English">Dialysis options: How they compare</a></li></ol></div>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/iStock-1061308068.jpgnephrology