About the Radboudumc center of expertiseRadboudumc's center of expertise in Rare Kidney Diseases offers specialist medical care to adults and children with rare kidney diseases and conducts scientific research into these diseases.
The centre of expertise specializes in the following groups of kidney diseases:
- Glomerular kidney diseases
- Tubular kidney diseases
- Cystic kidney diseases (including ciliopathies and nephronophtisis)
- Congenital abnormalities of kidneys and urinary tract
Appointment and first visitYour general practitioner or attending specialist will refer you or your child to our center of expertise. You will then be sent information about the outpatient clinic and the date and time of your appointment.
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European Reference NetworksEuropean Reference Networks (ERNs) are virtual networks of healthcare providers from all over Europe. They advocate a European approach to rare diseases.
Our center for Rare Kidney Diseases is part of 2 networks:
Disorders and treatments
Research and education
Participating in research
In order to further improve care for patients, Radboudumc’s center of expertise in Rare Kidney Diseases conducts scientific research. Among other things, we conduct research into the cause of disorders, improvement of care and cure. You may be asked to participate in research or to donate body material (urine, blood, DNA) for scientific research.
Body material for research is stored in the Radboud Biobank.
AGORA is part of the Radboud Biobank, and focuses specifically on congenital diseases. The research investigates the causes of various hereditary diseases in children.
The aim of KOUNCIL is to investigate the hereditary cause and the mechanisms of disease of the renal disease 'nephronoftise'. More information on Renal Disorders Research can be found on this page.
Education regarding kidney disease
Our center of expertise in Rare Kidney Diseases educates students in study programs of Medicine and of Biomedical Sciences. In addition, medical specialists (in training) can do an internship at our center of expertise. We also offer students the opportunity to carry out scientific research within our center of expertise.
Continuing professional training
In addition, our center of expertise contributes to the further training and education of medical specialists, general practitioners and nurses through Q and A evenings and refresher training symposia.
For further training requests, please contact us via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.