Improving Lives: Pediatric Nephrology, Hypertension Services at Sidra Medicine in Qatar

(MENAFN) The pediatric nephrology and hypertension services at Sidra Medicine in Qatar have made significant strides in improving the lives of countless children and adolescents grappling with various complex kidney diseases. By offering comprehensive care and advanced treatment options, the division has become a beacon of hope for families facing these challenging medical conditions.

One of the critical services provided by the division is kidney transplants for children with end-stage kidney disease. Since the introduction of transplantation services in April 2019, the department has successfully performed 12 kidney transplants, marking a significant milestone in enhancing the quality of life for young patients. Dr. Ahmad Kaddourah, a Pediatric Nephrologist at Sidra Medicine, emphasized the transformative impact of kidney transplants, stating that they can extend life expectancy and enable many patients to lead almost normal lives without the burden of dialysis.

The approach to kidney transplantation at Sidra Medicine is rooted in a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary evaluation process and meticulous post-transplant care. This holistic approach encompasses inpatient and outpatient care, as well as the provision of essential allied health services. These services encompass the social, psychological, and nutritional needs of patients, in addition to the appropriate medical, surgical, and intensive care management required throughout the transplantation journey. Sidra Medicine also facilitates both living and deceased donor transplantations, expanding the options available to patients in need.

Sidra Medicine works closely with Hamad Medical Corporation's Qatar Center for Organ Transplantation (Hiba), which serves as the regulatory body overseeing and monitoring the country's organ donation program. The collaboration between Sidra Medicine and Hiba ensures a comprehensive and coordinated approach to organ transplantation, maximizing the chances of success for patients in need. The organ donation program operates on the belief that donating organs and tissues can significantly improve the lives of others, offering them a renewed opportunity for a healthier and more fulfilling existence.

With its unwavering commitment to comprehensive care and cutting-edge treatments, Sidra Medicine's pediatric nephrology and hypertension services continue to pave the way for transformative healthcare outcomes in Qatar. Through their dedication and collaboration, they are making a profound difference in the lives of children and adolescents, providing them with renewed hope and the chance to thrive despite the challenges posed by kidney diseases.


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