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Uncovering New Ways to Treat Kidney Disease in Children

Dr. Oded Volovelsky, head of pediatric nephrology at the Hadassah Medical Organization, discusses new ways of treating children with kidney disease and his groundbreaking research.

Dr. Oded Volovelsky, the head of the pediatric nephrology unit at the Hadassah Medical Organization, noticed that children undergoing dialysis treatment performed less well academically — and then it hit him: most hospitals perform dialysis on weekday mornings, forcing school-aged kids to miss part of their classes. And so, he opened an evening dialysis unit so that his young patients could have their essential treatment — and make it to all of their classes!

Volovelsky — who also performs delicate acute dialysis on infants and who has found a connection between Holocaust survivors and diseases that show up in their grandchildren — is now working on a life-saving alternative to finding kidney donors: creating new kidneys from a patient’s stem cells. Listen here:

Hadassah On Call: New Frontiers in Medicine takes you behind the headlines with Hadassah Medical Organization doctors and specialists, patients and nurses. Listen and be amazed. Brought to you by Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America.

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