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, and genomics) 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 anemia; 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 with EEG recording and PET to aid diagnosis.

Clinical Results

In 2020, we provided medical care to 55 new patients with hematologic and neoplastic disease and performed 50 hematopoietic stem cell transplants. Annually, we treat 1,117 outpatients with neurological disorders such as epilepsy. In 2020, 223 neonatal inpatients were received into the NICU and 21 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, and genetic 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 therapy for relapsed / refractory childhood leukemia and cancer, research of mesenchymal stem cell electroencephalographic monitoring in neonatal epilepsy, brain hypothermia therapy for neonatal encephalopathy, the identification of epileptic seizure focus by PET and high magnetic field MRI, and Phase III clinical trial of antiviral therapy in infants with congenital cytomegalovirus diseases.

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