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Pediatrics

Pediatrics

The Department of Pediatrics provide healthcare services for physical and mental conditions in children from infancy through adolescence. Children in growing stages from birth to 20 years of age are prone to being affected genetically and environmentally, and new concerns are emerging along with changes in the society. For any concern about your child, please consult a pediatrician for advice.

Our services

Our department provides comprehensive medical care for a whole range of diseases, including neonatal disorders, cardiac disease, hematologic malignancies and oncologic disorders, neuromuscular disease, renal disease, endocrine disease and allergic disease. Critically ill patients are offered intensive medical care in the pediatric ICU by specialized medical providers. Around-the-clock urgent care services are also available.

Our policy

We work in teams committed to each child admitted in our department. Treatment policies are discussed and considered in conferences reflecting opinions of staff members that specialize in each area reviewing each case from many aspects prioritizing on the minimally invasive of all possible options.

Specialties

Neonates

The neonatologist team provides care for extremely low birth weight infants and neonates with congenital abnormalities.

Cardiac diseases

The cardiac team offers treatments for a whole range of cardiac disorders including severe congenital heart defects. We provide services collaborating closely with staffs from the Cardiac Surgery Department and are proud of being one of the top ranking hospitals in Japan for surgery performances.

Hematology/Oncology

As a pioneer in the treatments of childhood cancer, the department of pediatric hematology/oncology group has led the way in the innovative therapies for pediatric patients with cancers.

Neuromuscular disease

We are proud of world-class achievements in research and clinical care of children with neuromuscular diseases in both diagnosis and treatment. Fukuyama muscular dystrophy and acute necrotizing encephalopathy were discovered by members of our team.

Renal disease

Our team has accomplished world-class achievements in diagnosis and treatment of chronic nephritis and renal tubular dysfunction, and has contributed significantly to elucidating the causes of Dent disease, renal tubular acidosis and renal hypouricemia.

Endocrine disease

Our team has accomplished outstanding results that have been recognized internationally for diagnosis and treatment of hormone abnormality and diabetes, as well as researches for the cause of rickets.

Ranges we cover

Extremely premature infants, congenital abnormalities, congenital heart disease, Kawasaki disease, leukemia, lymphoma, neuroblastoma, acute encephalopathy, epilepsy, hereditary neurodegenerative disease, chronic glomerulonephritis, nephrotic syndrome, Dent disease, growth disorder, endocrine disease, diabetes, allergic disease, infectious disease.

Advanced treatments/ Specialized treatments

Transplantation

Hematologic malignancy

Genetic diagnosis

Malignancy, hereditary renal disease, endocrinological disease, neuromuscular disorder, congenital anomaly

Fetal ultrasound examination

Frequently performed tests and descriptions

Outpatients
  • Ultrasonography: Heart, kidney, etc.
  • Electroencephalography (EEG): Epilepsy
  • Bone marrow aspiration: Hematologic malignancy
Inpatients
  • Cardiac catheterization: Heart diseases
  • Renal biopsy: Chronic glomerulonephritis
  • Bronchofiberscopy: Bronchial malformation
  • Endocrine stress test
  • Long-term EEG/ Video monitoring: Epilepsy, acute encephalopathy
  • MRI, SPECT, PET: Neurological disorder
Akira Oka

Akira Oka

Departments/Divisions

Pediatrics, Children's Medical Center

Titles

M.D. , Ph.D.

Expertise/Specialties

Pediatrics, Child Neurology, Perinatal and Neonatal Medicine

Research Interests

1) Perinatal brain injury 2) Environmental effects of development
3) Congenital cytomegalovirus infection 4) Developmental disorders
5) Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis 6) Public health screening system

Languages

Japanese/ English

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Major diseases and numbers of inpatients treated

Disease name Number of inpatients
1 Hematologic and malignant tumors 221
2 Neuromuscular diseases 151
3 Cardiovascular diseases 168
4 Newborns and immature infants 417
5 Infection 121
6 Respiratory diseases 106
7 Gastrointestinal diseases 23
8 Allergic and immunological diseases 30
9 Renal diseases 35
10 Endocrine and metabolic diseases 17

(2013)

Diseases selectively treated in this department and treatment and examination methods for them

  1. Malignant tumors such as leukemia, the neuroblastoma
  2. Blood disorder including aplastic anemia
  3. Congenital heart disease
  4. Myocardial diseases
  5. Convulsive diseases
  6. Congenital metabolic and neurodegenerative disorders
  7. Muscle diseases
  8. Hemolytic uremic syndrome
  9. Renal diseases
  10. Newborn and immature infant diseases
  11. Endocrine disorders, such as short stature
  12. Diabetes
  13. Allergic and immunodeficiency diseases
  14. Collagen disease
  15. Bronchial and pulmonary diseases

Numbers of major operations and treatments performed

Name of operation/treatment Number
1 Cardiac catheterization 29
2 Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation 10
3 Peritoneal dialysis and blood purification therapy 2

(2013)

Numbers of major and specialized examinations conducted in this department

Name of examination Number
1 Cardiac catheterization 142
2 Bone marrow examination 107
3 Fetal echocardiography 70
4 Long-term electrocardiography 57(simultaneous video recording:47)
5 Food loading test 30
6 Endocrine function test 20
7 Renal biopsy 12

(2013)

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