Pediatrics Director:TAKAHASHI, Yoshiyuki (Professor)

Promotion of multidisciplinary treatments for rare diseases in children

We provide medical care, mainly an intensive care medical service, utilizing the expertise of each doctorʼs specialized pediatric field.

Medical Care System

We have two types of outpatient clinics: reservation-based specialized outpatient clinics (hematology/oncology, neurology, infectious diseases, neonatology, cardiology, endocrinology, genetic and hematology and oncology long-term follow up) and a general outpatient clinic. For inpatients, we mainly provide medical care to patients with hematologic and neoplastic disease, neonates, patients with neurological disorders, etc.

Target Diseases

Blood diseases, such as leukemia, lymphoma, and aplastic ane mia; neoplastic diseases, for example, neuroblastoma; neonatal diseases, for instance, congenital diaphragmatic hernia; pediatric neurologic disorders, such as intractable epilepsy; and other conditions, including congenital immunodeficiency, congenital cytomegalovirus diseases, etc.

Strong Fields

Our department is among the pediatric institutions that have performed the highest number of hematopoietic stem cell transplantations in Japan.
Nagoya University Hospital is the nation’s designated Childhood Cancer Hub Hospital and is the highest-rated among the 15 selected facilities nationwide. For neonates, we focus on neonatal surgical diseases such as congenital diaphragmatic hernia. For patients with intractable epilepsy, we utilize simultaneous video-EEG recording and high-resolution MRI analysis to aid diagnosis. In Nagoya University Epilepsy Center we provide comprehensive medical care for children with epilepsy in collaboration with the Department of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.

Clinical Results

In 2021, we provided medical care to 62 new patients with hematologic and neoplastic disease and performed 36 hematopoietic stem cell transplants. Annually, we treat 131 new patients and about 1,000 outpatients with neurological disorders such as epilepsy. In 2021, 338 neonatal inpatients were received into the NICU and 14 patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

Specialized Outpatient Clinic

We provide outpatient medical care in pediatric blood and tumor , pediatric neurologic, congenital immunodeficiency, neonatal, virus, pediatric cardiovascular, pediatric endocrine, genetic and hematology and oncology long-term follow up disease outpatient clinics.

Advanced Medicine and Research

We are involved in clinical research in the following areas: overcoming complications associated with clinical study of immune cell the rapy for relapsed / refractory childhood leukemia and cancer, research ofmesenchymal stem cell electroencephalographic monitoring in neonatal epilepsy, brain hypothermia therapy for neonatal encephalopathy , the identification of epileptic seizure focus by PET and high magne ticfield MRI, and Phase III clinical trial of antiviral therapy in infants with congenital cytomegalovirus diseases.

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