When we think of “kidney stones,” the image of the typical patient is usually not of a fresh-faced first grader. But Blakely Kopatz, 6, who has recently had 2 surgeries, proves that kidney stones are not just an ailment of adulthood. Akron Children’s Hospital has created a new service – a Pediatric Kidney Stone Clinic […]
As 20-year-old Kyle Park plays video games on his laptop and chats with his mother, something rather remarkable is happening within his body. As part of a clinical trial, his blood is being purified through the Liposorber LA-15 System, removing malignant lipoproteins from circulating blood flow, rapidly reducing the bad cholesterol level of his plasma. […]
Last year, 13-year-old Kiarah Harris’ life was anything but calm as she fought a life-threatening case of pneumonia at Akron Children’s Hospital. It was during this time that doctors diagnosed her with a chronic, auto-immune disorder.