Leader of this group:
MD, PhD Camilla Tøndel
Renal functional and structural aspects in young patients with Fabry disease has been studied for 20 years together with The Renal Research Group, and there is today broad international collaboration with long term follow-up studies, experimental research and clinical trials on new treatment approaches on Fabry disease including first in human gene therapy.
During the last ten years methodological research on renal function in children with chronic kidney disease has given important knowledge on GFR-methodology changing the methods used for measuring kidney function in children in Norwegian hospitals. Follow-up GFR-studies and further methodologic studies are important collaborative projects.
At the pediatric clincial trials unit at Haukeland University Hospital, numerous peadiatric clinical trials (phase I-III) within chronic kidney disease, overactive bladder and immunology are and have been conducted, contributing to broader treatment opportunities.
Within pediatric rheumatology there is broad international and national collaboration with Eurofever Registry by Pediatric Reumatology Inter National Trials Organisation and Pediatric Rheumatology European Society, revision of International League Against Rheumatism (ILAR) criteria as well as interventional studies in collaboration with pediatric radiology and odontology. There is important collaboration with The Research Group of Immunology and Reumatology, UiB, including PhD in 2018 on biomarkers in early rheumatoid arthritis.