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Tokyo Women's Medical University

TEL. 03-3353-8111

〒162-8666 8-1, Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Graduate School of Medical Science

Graduate School of Medical Science

Nephrology

About us

In 1979, Kidney center was established in Tokyo women’s medical university, and the department of medicine (nephrology) was also established as a clinical department in that Kidney Center at that time.
In 1983, the department medicine IV was established as the chair. Under the guidance of professor Kosaku Nitta, about 90 doctors of the member of department of medicine IV make an effort on the clinical site, research, and education every day.
Our clinical policy is to give the first priority to our patients. Chronic kidney disease is not short term disease, then we must help and cooperate our CKD patients for a long time. Without considering a disease alone, we always take care of our CKD patients with considering patient’s minds and social backgrounds. That’s our most important point. Therefore, we have considered that our aim of research is to analyze the questions from patients in actual clinical settings and to return the answers and results to the patients. The senior residents make an effort on clinical and/or basic research, because we recognize that to take Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) is the start to become a real doctor. We perform the clinical research based on a lot of clinical and pathological data, and also perform the basic research with animal disease models, patient’s genetic information, and regenerative medicine to recognize deeply the pathophysiology.

Research

① Chronic Glomerulonephritis (CGN): Rituximab treatment for nephrotic syndrome (NS). Prognosis, treatment, and risk factors of IgA nephropathy, lupus nephritis and ANCA related nephritis.
② Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD): Analysis of mineral and bone disorder (MBD), vascular calcification (VC)and risk factors in CKD patients.
③ Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD): Genetic analysis. Tolvaptan treatment. Quality of life in ADPKD patients with polycystic liver.
④ Hemodialysis (HD): Analysis of mineral and bone disorder, vascular calcification and anemia in HD patients

Faculty

Kosaku Nitta (Professor, Chairman)
Ken Tsuchiya (Professor, Department of Blood Purification)
Keiko Uchida (Professor, Student health care center)
Toshio Mochizuki (Professor, Clinical research division for polycystic kidney disease)
Mitsuyo Itabashi (Assistant Professor)
Takahito Moriyama (Assistant Professor)

Related links

Research Achievements Database


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Tokyo Women's Medical University

〒162-8666
8-1, Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

TEL +81-3-3353-8111