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UNC Kidney Center Genetics and Tubular Disorders Clinic Opens ... UNC Kidney Center Genetics and Tubular Disorders Clinic Opens ... Document Transcript

  • UNC Kidney Center  Genetics and Tubular Disorders Clinic  th  Opens October 17  2008  Given the increasing role of genetics in the diagnosis and care of kidney patients, the UNC  Kidney Center will be opening a Kidney Genetics and Tubular Disorders Clinic beginning  th  October 17  2008.  It will be held monthly on Friday mornings 8:30­noon at the UNC  rd  ambulatory care center 3  floor nephrology clinic.  Services provided by our genetics clinic will  include adult and pediatric nephrologists, medical geneticists, molecular geneticists and certified  genetics counselors.  Appointments can be made by calling the Nephrology Clinic at 919­966­4615 and  specifying that the appointment is for the Kidney Genetics Clinic.  Adult and pediatric patients as well as their families can be seen for education and counseling,  diagnostic genetic testing and interpretation, and recommendations for future screening and  treatment options.  Patients may be referred for a single consultation for patient education and  assessment of the utility of genetic testing.  Alternatively, patients may continue to come for  management of their genetic kidney disease by clinicians with knowledge and expertise in what  are often rare disorders.  Reasons for referral: ·  Genetic testing for a wide variety of renal disorders. ·  Risk assessment and counseling to patients with familial kidney disease considering  pregnancy. ·  Disease specific education regarding genetic risk, diagnostics and treatment options. ·  Diagnostic information for patients with a potential familial kidney disease  wanting/needing to avoid kidney biopsy. ·  Information for clinicians when weighing the risks/benefits of immunosuppressant  medication for the treatment of nephrotic syndrome/FSGS in children. ·  Diagnostic information for patients and clinicians in the setting of electrolyte  disturbances with potential genetic basis.  Conditions and suspected/confirmed disorders appropriate to our clinic: ·  hematuria, proteinuria or decreased kidney function with a strong family history ·  autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease ·  tuberous sclerosis ·  medullary cystic kidney disease ·  severe gout with decreased kidney function ·  cystinuria ·  Bartter’s/Gittelman’s Syndromes ·  familial hypertension ·  renal tubular acidosis/electrolyte disturbances of unknown cause ·  nephrocalcinosis/recurrent kidney stones  For more information, or if you have any questions, please call  Dr. Amy Mottl at 919­966­2561 ext.304 or e­mail at amy_mottl@med.unc.edu