Keck Medical Center of USC

Last Updated : July 21, 2021
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About

The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension provides highly specialized care for many indigent patients in Los Angeles County who have all aspects of kidney diseases, hypertension, kidney stones and kidney transplant. These patients are seen at the LAC+USC Outpatient Center. The Division runs the Diabetic Nephropathy Clinic at LAC+USC, which is fully staffed by highly qualified faculty.

 

The mission of the Chronic Kidney Disease clinics is to educate patients about their kidney diseases; to prevent the progression to end-stage renal disease and prevent and treat its complications; to diagnose and treat secondary and complicated forms of hypertension; to diagnose and treat different metabolic stone diseases; and to prepare those with advanced kidney disease for the appropriate renal replacement therapy. In addition, the clinics provide treatment for anemia of chronic kidney disease, secondary hyperparathyroidism and metabolic bone disease due to renal osteodystrophy. The faculty also provide ambulatory training and education for medical students, medicine interns, residents and Nephrology fellows on the service. In addition, the clinics provide care for many long-term kidney transplant patients on multiple immunosuppressive medications.

 

The Division has developed a Diabetic Nephropathy Clinic to provide care to patients with diabetes and kidney disease and to develop research protocols for this disease.

Number of currently followed ADPKD patients 10-100
Number of currently followed ARPKD patients less then 3
Number of kidney transplants (avg/year) 100+
Number of live donor transplants (avg/year) 10-100
  • SEE ARPKD PATIENTS

    Yes
  • PEDIATRIC CLINIC

    No

ASSOCIATED SPECIALTIES

  • Affiliated kidney transplant center
  • Cardiologists
  • Dermatologist
  • Dieticians or Nutritionists
  • Genetic testing and counseling center
  • High-risk pregnancy obstetricians
  • Interventional radiologist (familiar with cyst aspiration)
  • Liver specialists with expertise in PKD (or PLD specialists)
  • Mental health specialists
  • Neurosurgeon/neurologists (familiar with aneurysm screening and treatment)
  • Social workers
  • Urologists

DIALYSIS SERVICES

  • Hemodialysis
  • Home hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal dialysis

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

  • Affiliated Kidney Transplant Center

    Yes
  • Performs Nephrectomy Procedures

    Yes
  • Participates in Current Clinical Studies

    Yes
  • PRESCRIBES TOLVAPTAN

    Yes
  • PROVIDES MENTORSHIPS FOR TRAINEES

    Yes
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