Comprehensive Children’s Kidney Failure Center

Comprehensive Children’s Kidney Failure Center

The Kidney Failure Center (CCKFC) is located at Holtz Children’s Hospital and is part of a statewide renal program operated under contract with the Children’s Medical Services since 1975. Uniquely suited for the needs of renal disease patients under 21 years of age, this Center of Excellence is one of three centers in Florida and the only Center in South East Florida, designed to treat children with less than 75 percent of renal function. The Center incorporates a chronic renal failure clinic, a pediatric dialysis unit, and transplantation services, providing comprehensive, multi-disciplinary care for children with kidney failure.

Patient care is just one aspect of the division’s work. Requests for consultation come from throughout the United States and from other countries about conditions for which the Division staff has special expertise developed through research emphasis and cumulative clinical experience. These areas include:

  • Nephrotic syndrome and steroid resistance
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney function of the fetus and newborn baby
  • Consequences of extreme low birth weight (Oligonephropathy of Prematurity)
  • Chronic kidney disease and its complications
  • Growth and hormonal disorders associated with renal disease
  • Dialysis and transplantation of infants and children
  • Nutritional metabolic aspects of pediatric renal disease
  • Congenital genitourinary anomalies including obstructive uropathy and renal tubular dysfunction