Last Updated : October 27, 2020
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About

UAB Polycystic Kidney Disease (at the Kirklin Clinic)

 

Advancing patient health through nationally recognized kidney care, world-class research, and rigorous training. The University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Nephrology is dedicated to the treatment of kidney disease and injury. We enhance patient experiences by providing compassionate care through physicians and scientists who are experts in renal treatment and research.

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

    Yes
  • PEDIATRIC CLINIC

    Yes

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

PEDIATRIC PKD CLINIC

  • Dedicated pediatric dialysis unit
  • Pediatric dieticians
  • Hepatologists (familiar with Congenital Hepatic Fibrosis)
  • Child Life Specialists

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

No additional services listed

  • Affiliated Kidney Transplant Center

    Yes
  • Performs Nephrectomy Procedures

    Yes
  • Participates in Current Clinical Studies

    Yes
  • UAB is NOT considering the steroid-free protocol post-transplant.

  • PKD kidney nephrectomies with simultaneous renal transplant are performed on a case-by-case basis.

  • PRESCRIBES TOLVAPTAN

    Yes
  • PROVIDES MENTORSHIPS FOR TRAINEES

    Yes


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