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  • Resources
    Research Get Involved Events Publications Health Safety Health Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Programs Services Nephrology Resources Rady Children s Specialists Nephrology Resources Nephrology Team Conditions Treated Services For Referring Physicians Patient and Parent Education Research and Clinical Trials Resources Locations Resources Kidney Disease National Kidney Foundation Kidney

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  • Kidney Stones
    getting them again Here are some reasons why people develop kidney stones Dehydration When someone doesn t drink enough fluids it can cause urine to become extra concentrated This increases the chance of crystals forming An unhealthy diet and lifestyle Drinking sugary or caffeinated drinks and eating a diet high in sodium salt can increase the risk of calcium stones Obesity also can make someone more likely to get them Urinary tract problems Some people have a defect in the urinary tract that blocks the flow of urine and creates an area where it sits in a tiny pool When this happens crystal forming substances may settle together and form stones Sometimes people especially women with kidney and urinary tract infections UTIs can develop struvite stones Certain medications Some prescription and over the counter medicines may cause kidney stones if taken in large doses Metabolic disorders If the body has trouble breaking down and using food it can lead to concentrated levels of calcium or cystine in the urine Cystinuria This genetic condition causes too much cystine to pass from the kidneys into the urine causing cystine stones to form Other medical conditions A number of diseases and conditions can increase the risk of kidney stones These include gout other diseases of the kidneys conditions that affect the thyroid or parathyroid gland and some UTIs What Are the Symptoms Usually people with kidney stones won t notice them until the stones move around in the kidney or pass into the ureter Small stones may move through the urinary tract and out of the body with no problems Larger stones though can block the urinary tract and cause symptoms like these a sharp pain that starts in the side or back pain that spreads to the lower belly and groin as stones move through the urinary tract pain that comes and goes in waves blood in the urine red or brown colored pee nausea and vomiting needing to pee often or urgently fever or chills If a stone is too large to move it might cause a blockage called hydronephrosis hye drow nuh FRO sis Hydronephrosis is when one of the kidneys swells from a backup of urine Someone with hydronephrosis might feel side or back pain Doctors can tell if someone has it through imaging tests like X rays ultrasound or CT scans If it s not treated it can lead to long term kidney damage If you feel pain in your side see blood in your urine or have other symptoms of kidney stones talk to your mom or dad and make an appointment to see a doctor as soon as possible If you are in pain and also feel nauseated throw up have fever or chills or have trouble peeing go to an emergency clinic or hospital ER What Do Doctors Do Your doctor will examine you and ask about the symptoms and how long you ve had them The doctor may also ask questions about your lifestyle

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  • Lupus
    get it due to things that are out of their control like gender Many more women get lupus than men for every 1 man with lupus there are 10 women who have it estrogen This female hormone may be a factor in lupus almost all women who get lupus are of childbearing age race ethnicity Lupus occurs more often in African American Asian American Latin American and Native American women than in non Hispanic Caucasian women family history genetics About 10 of people with lupus have a family member with lupus major stress or infection If people have the genetic tendency to get lupus extreme stress or an infection may trigger the disease but the blueprint for lupus has to already be there One thing researchers know about lupus is that it is not contagious You can t catch any of the three types of lupus from another person And although lupus involves the immune system it is not the same as other diseases that involve the immune system like AIDS Symptoms of Lupus and How It Is Diagnosed Lupus can be hard to diagnose because its symptoms can vary from one person to the next The symptoms can also make lupus look like certain other diseases For example like Chantelle people with lupus may feel weak and fatigued They may have muscle aches loss of appetite swollen glands and hair loss Sometimes they have abdominal pain nausea diarrhea and vomiting The doctor may perform certain blood tests when lupus is suspected and will probably send the person to a rheumatologist pronounced roo muh tol uh jist Rheumatologists are doctors who have special training in diagnosing and treating autoimmune diseases like lupus Because signs and symptoms of SLE can be so varied a rheumatologist will look for 11 specific signs malar rash A malar pronounced may lur rash appears across the nose and cheeks in the shape of a butterfly discoid rash This rash features round red scaly patches that can appear on the face arms scalp or ears photosensitivity This means sensitivity to ultraviolet rays like the ones that come from the sun or from fluorescent lights Most people with SLE are photosensitive and find that the sun worsens their lupus ulcers in the nose or mouth These usually don t hurt and many people with SLE don t even know they are there arthritis This makes joints hurt especially in hands and feet Unlike the kind of arthritis that older people sometimes get this arthritis doesn t damage the bones Most people with SLE have some degree of arthritis serositis pronounced sir o syte us This is the collection of fluid near the linings covering the heart lungs or abdomen kidney problems These can be mild or severe Most people with SLE will have kidney problems but only about half of them will have permanent kidney damage neurologic problems This refers to problems with the brain and nervous system like seizures blood problems SLE can cause a lower

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  • Neuro-Oncology Program
    3020 Children s Way MC 5081 San Diego CA 92123 858 576 1700 ext 2255 858 966 6250 Rady Children s Neuro Oncology Program is the only program in the San Diego region providing comprehensive care to children and young adults with brain and spinal cord tumors We care for more than 500 children with newly diagnosed or previously treated central nervous system tumors and are one of the highest volume programs in California Our expert multidisciplinary team includes physicians from the divisions of Hematology Oncology Neurosurgery Neurology Radiology Endocrinology Rehabilitative Medicine Ophthalmology and Pathology State of the art treatment is provided for both newly diagnosed and recurrent tumors Advanced neurosurgery procedures targeted radiation oncology and the latest biologic therapies are available to our patients through our alliance with the UC San Diego Moores Cancer and research collaborations with the Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute and The Scripps Research Institute Proton therapy is available at the Scripps Proton Therapy Center one of only a handful of proton beam centers on the West Coast Patients here in San Diego and those referred from out of the area will be followed by our Neuro Oncology team during their treatment Read more about our Proton Therapy program For Referrals Second Opinions Gail Garcellano R N Case Manager Phone 858 576 1700 ext 2255 Email ggarcellano rchsd org Research and Clinical Trials Through our alliance with the UC San Diego Moores Cancer and St Jude Children s Research Hospital and participation in collaborative clinical trials groups we have an active research program to discover better treatments and ultimately find cures Click here for our active clinical trials Education and Resources As part of our program patients and their family members have access to a host of resources on pediatric brain and spinal cord tumors

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  • Team
    Neurology Team Rady Children s Specialists Neurology Team Neurology Team Conditions Treated Services Patient and Parent Education Research and Clinical Trials Resources Locations Patient Stories Team Our team includes board certified pediatric and adolescent neurologists Attending Physicians Jeffrey Neul M D Ph D Division Chief Rady Children s Associate Professor of Neurosciences and Pediatrics UC San Diego Michael Zimbric M D Clinical Director Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurosciences and Pediatrics UC San Diego Jonathan D Bui M D Ph D Staff Physician Associate Professor of Neurosciences and Pediatrics UC San Diego John Crawford M D M S Director Neuro Oncology Program Peckham Center for Cancer Blood Disorders Assistant Professor of Neurosciences and Pediatrics UC San Diego Jennifer Friedman M D Staff Physician Clinical Professor of Neurosciences and Pediatrics UC San Diego Jeffrey Gold M D Staff Physician Associate Professor of Neurosciences and Pediatrics UC San Diego Carla Grosmann M D Staff Physician Associate Clinical Professor of Neurosciences and Pediatrics UC San Diego Richard Haas M D Staff Physician Professor of Neurosciences and Pediatrics UC San Diego David Lieberman M D Staff Physician Assistant Professor of Neurosciences and Pediatrics UC San Diego Mark P Nespeca M D Director EEG laboratory Clinical

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  • Conditions Treated
    Research Get Involved Events Publications Health Safety Health Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Programs Services Neurology Conditions Treated Rady Children s Specialists Neurology Conditions Treated Neurology Team Conditions Treated Services Patient and Parent Education Research and Clinical Trials Resources Locations Patient Stories Conditions Treated Conditions and injuries our

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  • Services
    Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Programs Services Neurology Services Rady Children s Specialists Neurology Services Neurology Team Conditions Treated Services Tic Tourette Center Patient and Parent Education Research and Clinical Trials Resources Locations Patient Stories Services The Division offers the following services Cerebrovascular Clinic Epilepsy services including a New Onset Seizure Clinic Treatment Resistant Epilepsy Clinic and management of patients with vagus nerve stimulators Headache Clinic Movement Disorders Clinic Muscle Disease Clinic multidisciplinary Muscular Dystrophy Clinic Neuro NICU Program Neuro Oncology Clinic held in the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders Rett Syndrome Clinic Tic Tourette Center EEG EMG services are provided through the Hospital to diagnose seizures and other disorders with a sudden onset of neurological change EEG EMG procedures include Routine EEG electroencephalography Ambulatory EEG to monitor activity over a 24 hour period Video EEG monitoring to videotape patient s activity and behavior while recording the EEG Portable EEG for bedside monitoring Neonatal EEG Continuous bedside EEG monitoring Special EEG procedures such as sleep studies Ambulatory EEG scanning service provided to outside facilities EMG electromyography to study electrical activity in nerve and muscle to diagnose neuromuscular disorders Nerve conduction studies Repetitive nerve stimulation

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  • Patient and Parent Education
    Get Involved Events Publications Health Safety Health Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Programs Services Neurology Patient and Parent Education Rady Children s Specialists Neurology Patient and Parent Education Neurology Team Conditions Treated Services Patient and Parent Education Research and Clinical Trials Resources Locations Patient Stories Patient and Parent

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