Advanced technology at St. Louis Children’s Hospital helps treats infants with kidney disease

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) – Advanced technology and additional treatment methods are helping newborns and infants with kidney disease across the region.

St. Louis Children’s Hospital has been putting it to use and perfecting it since 2020.

Washington University nephrologist at St. Louis Children’s Hospital Dr. Eileen Ciccia says dialysis machines were originally designed for adults but until recently it was the best method to treat newborns with kidney disease.